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Achieving Cloud Efficiency Without Cloud Scale

Our last blog, “Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient“, discussed how cloud providers, from a resources perspective, aren’t really any more efficient than the typical data center. The provider’s use of automation and their scale is what separates them from the

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SlideShare: Data Center vs. Cloud: Advantages of On-Premise Storage

A compelling reason to move applications to the cloud is how easy providers make storage management. To the users, cloud storage seems frictionless. They just “order-up” the capacity and performance they need, and the cloud gives it to them. Behind

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ChalkTalk Video: On-Premises All-Flash as a Service

One of the advantages of the cloud is organization’s can start a new project with minimal capital outlay. The problem is that as that project matures and moves into production the cost and ability to control the cloud become issues.

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Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient?

Cloud providers are sometimes held up as models of efficiency but are they really? Or, do cloud providers just hide inefficiency better? Cloud providers invest much of their resources in automation, so that functions within their data centers happen transparently

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Webinar: How To Make Data Center Storage Better Than The Cloud

A compelling reason to move applications to the cloud is how easy providers make storage management. To the users, cloud storage seems frictionless. They just “order-up” the capacity and performance they need, and the cloud gives it to them. Behind

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Load DynamiX Grabs EMC Connect Award

One of the final highlights here at EMC World 2014 was the announcing of the inaugural winners of the EMC “Connect” award. The EMC Technology Connect program consists of 3rd party solution offerings that have been certified by EMC to

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ChalkTalk Video – Perfecting The Flash SSD Evaluation Process

Making storage decisions today is harder than ever. Between traditional storage suppliers and new vendors, there are a seemingly endless range of storage offerings on the market. From conventional SAN and NAS systems to all flash and hybrid arrays, to

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Slideshare – Stopping Storage Hardware Sprawl

Learn what storage hardware sprawl is, why it ruins IT efficiency and how to stop it in its tracks! Storage in the data center has evolved from islands of server attached storage to shared networked storage. But in both cases

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Planning For The Next Five Years of Performance

In my last few columns, I have discussed the value of scale-out and scale-up storage systems. I’ve also discussed the potential for All-Flash systems to last twice as long as hard drive based systems. In those columns I’ve tried to

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