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eBook: If You Can’t Consolidate Storage Manage It

According to several surveys, most data centers have at least six storage systems, and multiple vendors are supplying those systems. If consolidating storage systems is on your IT whiteboard this year, then our new eBook, “Overcoming the Problems with Storage

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Friday Flash Webinar: Talking Storage Consolidation vs. Storage Sprawl with SolarWinds

Join Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds for our Friday Flash webinar. In 15 minutes our panel of experts provide you the information you need so you can better deal with storage sprawl in your data center. Storage Switzerland finds that most

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Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives?

Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard

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Rethink Your Storage Strategy to Enable the Software-defined Data Center

It’s nearly impossible to turn anywhere without hearing about “IT modernization.” The term may be overused, but it is hard to overstate its importance. At its core, the concept of IT modernization means adopting a software-defined data center architecture that

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Can The Data Center Provide Database as a Service?

For companies considering a cloud first strategy, migrating database applications is high on the priority list. Organizations are growing tired of provisioning new servers and buying new storage systems to keep up with database application rollout. They are also tired

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Does Your All-Flash Software Provide Data Protection?

Most primary storage systems and software provide some form of data protection. That protection comes in the form of protection from media failure (typically RAID), snapshots and clones. All-Flash Arrays (AFA) seem to provide a better than average level of

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Enterprise Class Open SDS – SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5 Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) promises to free organizations from storage hardware lock-in, and to some degree that is true. The problem is SDS then locks the customer into the storage software. Moving from one SDS solution to another is a

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Scale-Out Storage: The Advantages of Replication vs. Erasure Coding

Scale-out storage systems tend to protect data from media failure in one of two ways; they either use replication or erasure coding. Replication creates a user-defined number of copies of data, typically a minimum of three, as it is created

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NEW! Exclusive Insight on Storage, SDN, SDS, and The Cloud

Subscribers to Storage Switzerland’s Newsletter now have access to our exclusive analysis of recent news and trends within the storage software-defined data center as well as the cloud. The report is sent out (almost) daily to subscribers and provides analysis

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Dashboarding Diverse Storage Infrastructures

The previous blog in this series outlined the advantages of a diverse storage infrastructure; flexibility, workload specific performance, and hard-cost savings. The challenge with a diverse storage infrastructure is how to manage it. In prior blogs, we’ve looked at several

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