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Hyperconverged Flash – Scaling

Scale Computing Briefing Note There are generally three ways one can use flash in a storage system. From a data management perspective, the all-flash array is the easy approach as one does not need to decide what will go on

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Can Storage Silos be Eliminated?

In this era of the agile data center, the thought of consolidating to a single storage system may seem impossible. But the very technologies, flash and high capacity disk, that lead to storage sprawl can also eliminate it. In this article we discuss how the next generation of storage systems will need to combine flash and disk with software intelligence. This software will need to do more than just automatically move data between these tiers, it will need allow the administrator to set the quality of service policies that will guarantee critical applications consistent performance.

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ChalkTalk Video – What is Software Defined Storage?

In this ChalkTalk Video Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and FalconStor VP of Corporate Marketing Tim Sheets explain what Software Defined Storage (SDS) is, what to look for in a SDS solution and how to determine if SDS makes

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The State of Deduplication in 2015

At its core, deduplication is an enabling technology. First, it enabled disk based backup devices to become the primary backup target in the data center. Now it promises to enable the all-flash data center by driving down the cost of

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Briefing Note: DataGravity – Intelligent Primary Storage

There is no question that data centers need to provide faster access to ever increasing volumes of data, and do so at increasingly lower price points. To accomplish this storage vendors are focused on integrating flash based storage as well

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Briefing Note: The Ultra48 AssuredSAN, Dot Hill’s new High-Density Hybrid Array

Long-time storage systems OEM, Dot Hill, recently announced the Ultra48 AssuredSAN, a high-density, 48-drive, hybrid disk array that runs their RealStor 2.0 software. The Ultra48 is designed with three drawers of 16 x 2.5” drives that can be configured in

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Enterprise All-Flash – HP StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array

The all-flash market is full of startups that have captured the attention of IT planners in data centers of all sizes. Now HP is out to get that attention back with their 7450 All-Flash Array. Many of these startup companies

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What’s The Difference Between Tiering And Caching?

Flash storage continues to be the “go to” option for IT professionals looking to solve performance problems, but these infrastructure designers are struggling with how to best implement flash. Automated tiering and caching are becoming common answers to that question.

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