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What is a Data Fabric?

When most IT professionals hear the phrase “storage is growing”, they typically roll their eyes and assume the vendor is talking about the unprecedented growth we’ve seen in data capacity requirements over the last decade or so. But storage is

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Making Storage Consolidation a Reality

INFINIDAT Briefing Note The concept of a single storage system to serve the entire data center has been with us as long as the data center itself. But now we are seeing an explosion in the number and variety of

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Curing Storage Blindness

As modern organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-growing data deluge, they have been forced to deploy and overprovision different types of storage in order to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLA), leading to unprecedented storage sprawl. Storage consolidation

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SlideShare: How To Use Software Defined Storage to Extend Your SAN, Not Replace it

Most vendors are positioning SDS and Hyperconvergence as THE replacement for legacy storage area network (SAN) investment. They want IT to shove the legacy SAN out the door, which most IT professionals are reluctant to do. The result is data

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NAS vs. Object: Performance – Thinly Provisioned NAS

Network Attached Storage (NAS) filers were originally designed to be a central repository that provides fast access to frequently changing files on primary storage. NAS also makes it simple to add more storage capacity over existing Ethernet networks. However, the

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Does SDS Kill the SAN?

Software Defined Storage promises adventurous IT professionals increased flexibility and potentially easier management of storage resources. And in many cases SDS delivers on that promise. But what about the legacy storage hardware and software already in the data center? Do

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Webinar: How To Use Software Defined Storage to Extend Your SAN, Not Replace it

Most vendors are positioning SDS and Hyperconvergence as THE replacement for legacy storage area network (SAN) investment. They want IT to shove the legacy SAN out the door, which most IT professionals are reluctant to do. The result is data

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The Advantages of Storage Sprawl

Fighting storage sprawl may sound like the right thing to do but for some data centers storage sprawl is a reality that they can’t stop. There are too many moving parts. Instead of fighting it, it may make more sense to face reality. Learn how second generation software-defined storage enables IT to embrace sprawl.

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ChalkTalk Video: Storage Sprawl to Storage Spry

One of the key challenges facing administrators is how to deal with storage sprawl, especially in the VMware era. Virtualization of servers and desktops has led to IT administrators being forced to throw hardware at the problem. It is not

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Reining in Runaway Data Sprawl

Briefing Note: Komprise Data Management Solution As anyone who has been in IT for a while knows, modern organizations are swamped by what has been called a “tsunami of data.” Various industry sources have indicated that data is more than

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