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Overcoming All-Flash Array Post Implementation Problems


Storage Switzerland suggested a few years ago that IT professionals look for ways to get as much as 10 years out of their flash arrays. The problem was, as we cited at that time, most storage hardware manufacturers counted on

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Filling the Linux Data Reduction Gap – Permabit Briefing Note


Most data centers consider data reduction a “must have” feature for storage. The data reduction software should be able to deliver its capabilities without compromising performance. While many storage systems and a few operating systems now include data reduction as

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The ROI of the Thin Provisioned Filer

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The cheapest filer is the one you don’t have to buy. A thin provisioned filer can do a lot more than a standard filer if you implement the concept properly. The investment in technology and processes that allow for a

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Performance Issues with a Full NetApp Filer

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A full filer is not going to perform as well as one that has a little space to do its work. That’s why we’ve been talking about the concept of a “thin provisioned” filer, or a filer that has been

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Hyperconvergence and VDI – The Perfect Match?

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Atlantis Briefing Note Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) look good on the IT whiteboard. Their lower operational costs and longer desktop/laptop life expectancy are top expectations. In execution, however, the projects often stall. Calculating the necessary compute performance, storage performance and

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Overcoming the Hyperconvergence Planning Problem

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Maxta Briefing Note Hyperconvergence is a compelling solution to organizations trying to simplify their virtual infrastructures in an effort to be more “cloud-like”. The technology consolidates storage software into the hypervisor of a virtual infrastructure, eliminating the need for a

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Data Protection Advantages of a Thin Provisioned Filer

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A thin provisioned filer is a happy filer – especially from a data protection standpoint. In this context a thin provisioned filer is a filer that has plenty of free space due to older unused files moved somewhere else. Unfortunately,

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