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Lightboard Video: Elastifile: A Cloud-Native Approach to Managed File Storage Services

Many enterprises are turning to the public cloud to improve the agility, the ease of use and management, and the cost efficiency of their file storage services. However, not all clouds and service experiences were created equal. Dr. Allon Cohen,

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The Requirements of Next Generation File Servers

File servers used to be a way for users to share information within the organization, typically within the same building. Organizations of all sizes use Windows File Servers to meet this requirement. Times have changed and the need to collaborate

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What to Look For in a Modern Global File Collaboration Solution

Exponential growth of unstructured data and the advent of the distributed enterprise push the boundaries of traditional network attached storage (NAS) arrays. The need for more scalable and less expensive storage capacity that is centralized and globally accessible is driving

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Keep Your Disaster Recovery Budget in Check with Object Storage

Storage managers face the paradox of needing to store seemingly unlimited pools of data for business analytics and compliance, and at the same time enabling recovery of Tier One applications instantaneously and with zero data loss. Against this backdrop, a

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Object Storage: Two Critical Capabilities To Look For

Unstructured data continues to grow exponentially in volume, and it is playing a strategic role in fueling business intelligence and analytics. As discussed in a previous Storage Switzerland blog, object storage has emerged as a solution well able to address

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The Future of HCI: 2019 Edition

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market has entered a new phase of maturity, as evidenced by recent technology developments as well as vendor consolidation. For IT professionals, this maturity has two significant takeaways. From a technology perspective, HCI brings a compelling

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Using the Cloud to Integrate Backup and Archive – HubStor Briefing Note

For decades the best practice for backup and archive was to keep the processes separate. The storage hardware products that support traditional backups are typically very different from those that support archive. The software products are also very different and

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Is All-NVMe Worth Your Money? – WorkloadWisdom 6.2 Virtual Instruments Briefing Note

All-Flash Arrays (AFA), the goto high performance storage system for the past few years, is being replaced by All-NVMe. NVMe flash promises to improve performance by reducing latency and increasing bandwidth to flash based media. NVMe is PCIe based instead

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Busting the NVMe Flash Myths

NVMe is the next wave of all-flash systems coming to market. These systems are fast, dense and scalable. They promise to fundamentally change the way IT designs storage architectures in support of existing applications, and they open up new possibilities

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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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