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Not Every All-Flash Array is the Same – AccelStor Briefing Note

All-Flash arrays are more than just the go-to option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. For many organizations they are becoming the mainstream primary storage system. But not every all-flash array is the same, and their differences impact

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How to Leverage AWS or Azure Object Storage For Cloud Hosted Applications

Many organizations are looking to move their applications to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Part of the challenge is how to integrate the organization’s applications with native cloud storage protocols. Instead of re-writing existing applications from

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Coraid – A Storage Company Without an Exit Strategy

For most storage startups, it is all about the “exit strategy” – also known as the liquidity event. That is the moment where years and sometimes decades of non-profitability is made up for by either being bought or going public.

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Adding Object Storage Capabilities To NAS – iXsystems Briefing Note

Object storage is rising in popularity in data centers of all sizes. While many object storage vendors try to position it to be a replacement for NAS, doing so requires the vendor to provide some form of emulation so the

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What’s Next in All-Flash?

All-Flash Arrays, once thought of as the storage system for certain high performance use cases, are now the mainstream primary storage system. The best proof point of all-flash dominance comes from vendors that sell hard disk, hybrid (flash and hard

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End-to-End Data Management – Primary Data Briefing Note

The objective of data management is to make sure the right data is on the right type of storage at the right time. The problem is most vendors are too myopic in their treatment of the process. Vendors either focus

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Is The Cloud Ready For Your Data?

The cloud is not ready for your data in the way you probably have come to expect from enterprise storage systems. But it is ready in other ways. The key to leveraging the cloud is to use it for what

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