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Sharable DAS and Cluster in a Box – Big Solutions for Small Companies

At LSI’s Accelerating Innovation Summit last week in San Jose the CEO’s keynote began with a somewhat futuristic video showing several scenarios that could have been episodes of the current “Person of Interest” television show. People were connected to big

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The Modern HPC Storage Architecture

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a unique environment that places special demands on the storage infrastructure. These environments typically have dozens, if not hundreds, of compute nodes, each generating a unique sequential workflow that randomizes when it hits the shared

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WD’s New Storage Appliance Makes an Ideal First Server and more

As one of the two primary disk drive manufacturers in the world, Western Digital certainly knows storage products and they’re in a position to be a value leader in this NAS market as well. As a first server, WD’s line

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The ROI of Server-Side Caching

Implementing server-side caching with the right solid state disk (SSD) can be like conducting a ‘surgical strike’ on storage performance problems. Installing this combination of hardware and software can eliminate the storage roadblock to increased transactions per second, while not

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Server Side Caching vs. Raid Controller Caching

Caching is an ideal way to maximize an investment in solid state disk (SSD), especially in virtual environments where massively random I/O patterns are the norm. Caching provides an automated way to make sure that the most active data is

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Seamless Hyper-V or VMware To Amazon EC2

The pay as you go compute capacity of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) can be leveraged by organizations of all sizes to dynamically respond to spikes in business. An ideal use case is to move less compute demanding workloads to

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