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The Three Problems with Software Defined Storage

Software defined storage (SDS) promises to reduce storage capital and operational costs by abstracting data services from the storage hardware. To deliver on these promises, SDS typically enables the use of commodity storage which should lower storage acquisition costs. It

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A New Take on SMB’s and the Data Center – Podcast

I just caught up with Eric Slack from Storage Switzerland on a webinar Storage Switzerland is doing with WD on May 21. It will cover SMB’s and the need to update or even build a data center. To register for

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Fibre Channel vs. Ethernet – Should You Switch?

Depending on which study you read, fibre channel based storage area networks are the topology of choice for somewhere between 40% to 60% of the storage networks in production. The IT professionals that run these networks are besieged with marketing

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Come to the Data Storage Innovation Conference – Podcast

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump and I talk to David Dale, the Chairman of the Board for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) about the upcoming Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI), to be held April 22 to 24 in Santa

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Meet Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump – Podcast

I’m starting a series of podcasts with our analysts so you can know the people behind Storage Swiss. We’re starting with Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump. Subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes:

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Come See Us at The Data Storage Innovation Conference – Podcast

Join Storage Switzerland at the Data Storage Innovation Conference from April 22 through 24. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a new event designed for end users that features certifications, vendor presentations, hands on labs and the opportunity to

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See you at the SNIA Conference – Video

Join Storage Switzerland at the Data Storage Innovation Conferance in April. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a new event designed for end users that features certifications, vendor presentations, hands on labs and the opportunity to watch a Storage

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Sharable DAS and Cluster in a Box – Big Solutions for Small Companies

At LSI’s Accelerating Innovation Summit last week in San Jose the CEO’s keynote began with a somewhat futuristic video showing several scenarios that could have been episodes of the current “Person of Interest” television show. People were connected to big

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The Modern HPC Storage Architecture

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a unique environment that places special demands on the storage infrastructure. These environments typically have dozens, if not hundreds, of compute nodes, each generating a unique sequential workflow that randomizes when it hits the shared

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The Democratization of FCoE

Let’s face it, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has not been the roaring success that vendors hoped it would be. Why? Probably the number one reason is that it was too expensive. Users expected FCoE to be cheaper, much cheaper,

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