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Lightboard Video: Why is NOW the Time for SDS?

As a term, software-defined storage (SDS) has been around for over a decade. The concept of abstracting storage software from the storage hardware is even older, predating Y2K. Despite its time on the market and many apparent advantages, SDS adoption

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Overcoming HCI Transition Problems

As they consider a potential transition to a hyperconverged architecture (HCI), organizations need to decide how to migrate data to the HCI platform. They also need to decide what to do with their legacy storage infrastructure that still will be

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Lightboard Video: Fulfilling The SDS Promise

Central to the promise of software-defined storage (SDS) is the core tenet that organizations have a single interface to manage all of their diverse storage resources. Unlike most SDS solutions, which fail to fulfill this core principle, DataCore Software is

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Lightboard Video: How to Move to HCI while retaining the best of SANs

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors claim the elimination of Storage Area Networks (SANs) as one of their key advantages. Yet they fail to consider the investments made in those SANs-simply expecting you to disregard those valuable assets and start from scratch.

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What is the State of Software Defined Storage?

Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts the storage software from the storage hardware. It sounds great on paper and looks great on the whiteboard but in execution it fails to impress. Storage Switzerland finds that the large majority of customers still

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 Day 2 – Western Digital

Our second day at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2019 was another jam-packed day. Western Digital’s activities before and at the event are so extensive that we’ve broken them out into a full detailed briefing note on their IntelliFlash products and

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Unlocking Software Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a concept that sometimes benefits vendors more so than it benefits customers. Most SDS vendors are shifting from a model that was software only to one that includes hardware. SDS is still advantageous to these vendors

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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How Can I Cut Storage Costs?

Cutting storage costs is not a straightforward equation. There are many variable factors that impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage infrastructure. In this blog, we will provide a few things that IT professionals can do to

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SlideShare: Designing a Storage Consolidation Strategy for Today, the Future and the Cloud

Most storage consolidation strategies fail because they attempt to consolidate to a single piece of storage hardware. To successfully consolidate storage, IT professionals need to look at consolidation strategies that worked. Server consolidation was VMware’s first use case. It was

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