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Can Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solve Storage Sprawl?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) move software-defined storage (SDS) – described in the last blog – into the hypervisor cluster. The SDS component either runs as a virtual machine or as part of the hypervisor kernel itself. The SDS solution typically leverages

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Defining SDN in the Open Networking Era

Software-defined networking (SDN) represents the future of networking. A “software-defined” network enables an organization to virtualize their network, automate operations to enable efficient network configuration, and integrate network functions across dozens of switches creating a unified network architecture that is

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Understanding White Box Networking and Open Network Operating Systems

For decades, an organization bought its network switching products from a single vendor such as Cisco. In most cases, that organization’s data center became 100% dedicated to that networking vendor and it was almost impossible for another vendor to gain

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Live Webinar: The Software Matters in Open Networking

A Guide to Next-Generation SDN A contributor to the software-defined networking (SDN) confusion is networking vendors use the term liberally. Sorting through the open networking and SDN maze and determining if SDN is right for your enterprise is the goal

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The Problem with Software Defining Consolidation

One of the challenges with storage sprawl is managing all the different islands of storage. Physically separate storage systems can be more difficult to manage. This is especially the case if they’re from different vendors, since each system has a

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Storage Consolidation Requires Cloud Archive

Managing one of something is usually easier than managing five of something. Indeed, when it comes to storage systems, it is easy to manage one vast storage array than it is five to ten individual ones. Consolidated systems focus much

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Solving the Software Defined Storage Bottleneck – Mellanox Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts commodity storage hardware so that it can be used in a scale-out architecture, but this can create a bottleneck between the CPU and the storage media. In many cases, the latency of hard disk drives

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