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Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have?

In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same

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Can Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solve Storage Sprawl?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) move software-defined storage (SDS) – described in the last blog – into the hypervisor cluster. The SDS component either runs as a virtual machine or as part of the hypervisor kernel itself. The SDS solution typically leverages

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Can Storage Software Reduce the Cost of an All-Flash Array

Generally speaking, most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) increase performance by adding more processing power, more RAM and more drives. Adding more of any of these components also adds more cost. The only significant cost reduction method that most storage software solutions

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SlideShare: Overcoming the Storage Roadblock to Data Center Modernization

Organizations have tried a variety of solutions to regain control of their data storage infrastructure. They’ve invested in monolithic storage systems, software defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged systems. While each approach may have brought some value, each failed in its

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Does All-Flash Array Software Improve Performance?

The raw performance of a single enterprise flash drive is often higher than 70,000 IOPS. Most all-flash arrays, even though vendors fill them with 12 to 24 flash drives, deliver only a few hundred thousand IOPS. The cause of the

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How to Avoid the All-Flash Capacity Glut

Next generation all-flash arrays (AFA) face a serious problem; they will provide more capacity than most data centers need. While too much capacity doesn’t sound like a problem it will be because organizations are still going to pay for it.

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Achieving Cloud Efficiency Without Cloud Scale

Our last blog, “Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient“, discussed how cloud providers, from a resources perspective, aren’t really any more efficient than the typical data center. The provider’s use of automation and their scale is what separates them from the

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