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Guaranteeing Application Storage Performance When Virtualizing

It’s no surprise that traditional storage performance falls off a cliff in heavily virtualized server environments. Originally designed to interface with a limited number of hosts, legacy dual controller storage architectures simply cannot meet the I/O workload demands of multiple

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Predictable Virtual Server Performance for Less

For many storage planners it is a daunting task to size their virtual storage infrastructure “just right”, without needless overspending. Indeed, this is becoming increasingly difficult to attain given the high degree of I/O workload variability that multiple virtual machines

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The Benefits of Software-defined Server-side Storage

Hyperscale Data Centers, Managed Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and large Enterprises all face a similar challenge; how to cost effectively scale their cloud/virtual infrastructures so that maximum return on investment can be achieved. The answer is to build scale-out

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Does ViPR Eliminate Vendor Lock In?

In a recent entry we covered a quick analysis of EMC’s first big announcement at EMC World 2013; ViPR. As we discussed this is EMC’s official entry into the software defined storage market. Potentially the biggest claim is EMC’s statement

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Analyzing EMC’s Software Defined Storage

Yesterday at EMC World 2013 EMC announced ViPR, their software defined storage product which abstracts the storage controller and the data services from the physical storage. Unlike other software defined storage it does not totally replace the data services available

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