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The StorageSwiss Top 25 for 2015

In terms of visitors, 2015 was a record year for StorageSwiss.com, and at the end of each year we take a look at the top 25 read articles as indicated by our analytics. Our top 25 list is taken from

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The Top 3 Deduplication Trends

When combined with compression and thin provisioning, deduplication makes a backup disk a cost effective strategy and now makes considering a primary storage tier consisting only of flash reasonable. In our upcoming webinar Permabit CEO, Tom Cook and I will

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Briefing Note: Dell Introduces TLC–3D NAND All-Flash Array

An ongoing concern about flash storage is its endurance. In other words, IT professionals are concerned that these systems will wear out due to heavy write activity prior to being fully amortized. All-flash arrays may be an exception. These systems

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StorageSwiss Top Articles of 2014 – Part 2

Every year we look at the articles and other content posted on StorageSwiss.com (this year over 800 pieces) to see which topics generated the most interest. As we mentioned in our blog counting down numbers 11-15, flash storage was one

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Developing your 2015 Flash Strategy

As we approach the last quarter of 2014, IT professionals are reaching out to me about what their flash strategy should be in 2015. Many are looking to move beyond the adoption phase that addresses point solutions and into a

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Dell – Delivering Flash the way customers want

Flash consumption by the enterprise data center is typically done as a response to a specific performance problem. The flash purchase that often results are typically either an all-new flash array or it is added to an existing array. The

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Will the All-Flash Array Market go away?

Recently HDS’s Hu Yoshida wrote in his blog that he thinks the all-flash array market will go away. I very often find myself agreeing with Hu, he’s a sharp guy and I respect his point of view. As an example,

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Storage Q&A: Three keys to choosing the right Server Flash

Need flash? Think all flash is the same? You might want to read the Q&A from a recent webinar we did with Doug Rollins at Micron. People attending the webinar asked the questions and Doug provides the answers, along with

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MLC vs. SLC – Podcast

Does the difference between MLC vs SLC matter anymore? Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Eric Slack and I about his latest article on MLC and SLC and how manufacturers are working to make MLC more acceptable in the Enterprise. To read

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SLC vs MLC – does it matter any more?

When an IT professional starts looking into solid state drives (SSDs) they quickly learn that flash is very different from magnetic disk drives. Flash employs a much more complex write and erase process than traditional hard disk drive (HDD) technology

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