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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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Video: Open Hyperconvergence – Reporting to Duty!

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) integrates compute virtualization, storage, and networking to provide a cost-efficient deployment platform with a reduced footprint. HCI is increasingly popular in industries like energy, banking, telecommunications, and the public sector, for a variety of use cases including

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SlideShare: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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Dashboarding Diverse Storage Infrastructures

The previous blog in this series outlined the advantages of a diverse storage infrastructure; flexibility, workload specific performance, and hard-cost savings. The challenge with a diverse storage infrastructure is how to manage it. In prior blogs, we’ve looked at several

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What is Intent Based Networking?

Intent-Based Networking moves organizations from reactive networking where everything that happens on a network is in response to something, to proactive networking where everything that happens on a network is to deliver the business goal or the intent. Intent-based networking

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Delivering Storage for Web-Scale IT in the Enterprise – Excelero Briefing Note

A web-scale data center needs to scale to support thousands if not millions of users. Web-scale application use cases range from traditional transactional IT to modern data analytics and machine learning workloads. It also includes new advanced video applications and

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What Ever Happened to the Software Defined Data Center?

About a decade ago, VMware introduced the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC). Unlike data centers of yesteryear, a software-defined data center was supposed to leverage intelligent software and commodity hardware to create a flexible data center that could

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The Advantages of a Diverse Storage Architecture

In the last three blogs, we’ve looked at how IT might consolidate storage by purchasing a single large array and using software-defined storage or using hyper-converged infrastructure. While each option has potential, each option also falls short in some areas.

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How to Create a Secure End-to-End Storage Infrastructure

Security breaches are a constant threat to organizations, and while securing primary storage is a top priority another challenge is making sure data is secure as various processes copy it. Organizations copy data for many legitimate reasons; backup, test-dev, and

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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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