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The Impact of Extremely High Density SSD Drives – Viking Technology Briefing Note

The next generation of solid state drives (SSD) are coming to market. Some are focused on performance and are leveraging NVMe connectivity to reduce latency. Others are focused on extremely high capacity (50TBs+) and are designed for dense data center

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Beating Down The Local SSD Myth – E8 Storage Briefing Note

The All-Flash Array market is at a crossroads. The SSD drives they use are getting faster but the systems that hold those drives are not. Today a single NVMe SSD is capable of greater than 700k IOPS, but most AFA

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What’s Wrong with a Cloud First Strategy – Velostrata Briefing Note

The problem with a cloud first strategy is organizations assume clouds are the ultimate data centers, that the organization can’t do it better themselves. The reality is that there are some functions where the cloud is more optimal. Then there

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Product Analysis – How Rubrik Handles Ransomware Recovery

A ransomware attack puts IT in a battle against the malware author. To the victor goes the data. Every organization needs a prevention strategy. It also must realize that at some point the virus will get through, and at that

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Is it Time to De-Tape Your Archive?

Enterprises want more value from their archived data assets but tape doesn’t really enable the real-time archive that organizations need. The challenges is that any enterprise in existence for 10 years or longer more than likely has terabytes, even petabytes,

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Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017

The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased

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How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the

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