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Rethink Your Storage Strategy to Enable the Software-defined Data Center

It’s nearly impossible to turn anywhere without hearing about “IT modernization.” The term may be overused, but it is hard to overstate its importance. At its core, the concept of IT modernization means adopting a software-defined data center architecture that

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Achieving Cloud Efficiency Without Cloud Scale

Our last blog, “Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient“, discussed how cloud providers, from a resources perspective, aren’t really any more efficient than the typical data center. The provider’s use of automation and their scale is what separates them from the

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SlideShare: Data Center vs. Cloud: Advantages of On-Premise Storage

A compelling reason to move applications to the cloud is how easy providers make storage management. To the users, cloud storage seems frictionless. They just “order-up” the capacity and performance they need, and the cloud gives it to them. Behind

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ChalkTalk Video: On-Premises All-Flash as a Service

One of the advantages of the cloud is organization’s can start a new project with minimal capital outlay. The problem is that as that project matures and moves into production the cost and ability to control the cloud become issues.

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Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient?

Cloud providers are sometimes held up as models of efficiency but are they really? Or, do cloud providers just hide inefficiency better? Cloud providers invest much of their resources in automation, so that functions within their data centers happen transparently

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The Architectures behind Cloud Storage

Each of the major cloud providers deliver at least three different types of cloud storage; high performance, archive and cold storage. Each of these storage types share the pay-as-you-go cloud expectation but each differ in terms of cost and performance.

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Webinar: How To Make Data Center Storage Better Than The Cloud

A compelling reason to move applications to the cloud is how easy providers make storage management. To the users, cloud storage seems frictionless. They just “order-up” the capacity and performance they need, and the cloud gives it to them. Behind

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Solving the Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Problem – Elastifile Briefing Note

Executive leadership wants IT to move the organization to the cloud but does not realize that from a data management perspective, the cloud is akin to the wild, Wild West. To move applications requires refactoring them, and meeting the performance

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Is Now The Time for Software Defined Storage – SUSE Briefing Note

Storage remains the thorn in the side of IT as it attempts to meet the expectations of the organization. According to a study commissioned by SUSE, 70% of IT departments say their current storage strategies are not keeping up with

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Why are SDS Vendors Becoming Hardware Vendors?

Things used to be simpler. There were monolithic storage vendors using proprietary hardware and there were software defined storage (SDS) vendors selling software that you could run on your favorite Intel machine. But the SDS wave sent a clear signal

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