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Live Webinar – Showdown: Hardware-Based Hyperconvergence vs. Hyperconvergence Software

Hyperconverged architectures come in two flavors; hardware-based hyperconvergence or hyperconvergence software. Hardware-based hyperconvergence is where the hardware and the software are licensed together and pre-integrated from a single vendor. Hardware-based solutions look appealing on the surface – just plug them

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Is Now The Time for Software Defined Storage – SUSE Briefing Note

Storage remains the thorn in the side of IT as it attempts to meet the expectations of the organization. According to a study commissioned by SUSE, 70% of IT departments say their current storage strategies are not keeping up with

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Why are SDS Vendors Becoming Hardware Vendors?

Things used to be simpler. There were monolithic storage vendors using proprietary hardware and there were software defined storage (SDS) vendors selling software that you could run on your favorite Intel machine. But the SDS wave sent a clear signal

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Programmable Storage Without The Programming

As data centers scale, the ability to automate routine tasks enables this growth to occur without requiring additional staff. The problem is most automation requires learning a programming or scripting language which most IT professionals don’t have the time to

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How To Network All-Flash Arrays

All-Flash arrays, or almost any array that leverages flash, creates a problem for the rest of the storage infrastructure. It exposes weaknesses in storage software, internal storage system networking and external connectivity. In the past these architecture components hid behind

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A Private Cloud That’s More Than A Backup Appliance – Cloudian Product Analysis

An organization’s backup storage target options have changed from simple tape to an almost bewildering number of options such as fully integrated backup appliances, secondary storage systems, cloud storage, object storage and various other software defined storage (SDS) systems. An

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How to Design Self-Service Storage – ioFABRIC Briefing Note

For application owners, storage is an overly complicated ordeal that they must go through in order to get applications up and performing well. Ideally, application owners should be masked from the complexity of the infrastructure. They shouldn’t care which storage

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