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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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The State of the Software-Defined Data Center

The concept of the “software-defined data center” (SDDC) emerged around 2012, and since then the term has been adopted by nearly all vendors and heavily debated by analysts. While some argue that it is nothing more than a “marketecture,” and

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MeetTheCEO: Quantum’s Jamie Lerner

Video and digital content is quickly growing to comprise a majority of the world’s data. Media and entertainment companies in particular are ingesting videos at the fastest streaming performance, sharing high-resolution content in real time, and protecting and preserving these

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What is the Distributed Cloud?

Simply put, the distributed cloud is the intersection point of edge computing and cloud consumption. It is no secret that IT-as-a-service delivered through the cloud is continuing to proliferate, on the back of business requirements for greater IT agility and

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Obtaining Data Agility Through SDN

Agility is arguably the most valuable ability that IT can give to the business. The ability to respond as quickly as possible to changing business needs and market dynamics is increasingly driven by technology and most specifically, fast access to

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Streaming Big Data Processing for Media Production and Beyond – Quantum Briefing Note

Organizations across industries are looking for ways to harness massive sets of streaming data. This pain point is especially true in the media and entertainment industry. High-resolution content is vastly increasing file size, and a growing number of users must

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Why Controllerless Software-defined Networking for the Distributed Cloud?

Enterprises will continue to shift away from centralized data centers, in lieu of smaller edge locations that provide the latency, bandwidth, autonomy and privacy required by future forward workloads such as virtual reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT) driven

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A New Storage Processor to Solve the Storage Software Inefficiency Problem – Pliops Briefing Note

Modern data storage has become plagued with inefficiency. Legacy software algorithms were not written to keep up with the new levels of throughput and latency facilitated by solid-state disk (SSD) media and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols. Additionally, the

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Lightboard Video: Why The Edge is Demanding Next Generation Network Fabrics

Edge Computing, often referred to as Distributed Cloud, is becoming a requirement for a set of new application use cases revolving around IoT, AI/ML and other new technologies requiring ultra low latency, data thinning to reduce bandwidth costs, autonomy, and

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Why SDN and Intent-based Networking for Edge Computing?

For many enterprises, the traditional, centralized data center is steadily becoming a part of the past. Compute power and storage capacity are increasingly distributed to the network edge, to facilitate faster, more secure, and more cost-effective analysis of the growing

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