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Can All-Flash Eliminate IT Silos?

In a recent customer profile “All-Flash in Real Life: CMA – XtremIO Database Consolidation Case Study” Storage Switzerland did an extensive interview with CMA, a leading healthcare application service provider for Medicaid payments, systems processing, and data analytics. During that

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All-Flash in Real Life: CMA – XtremIO Database Consolidation Case Study

Executive Summary When it comes to business transformation, numbers matter. For CMA, a leading healthcare application service provider for Medicaid payments systems processing and data analytics, the integration of EMC XtremIO led to a transformation of their workloads, their infrastructure,

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The Dirty Little Secret of Storage TCO

The average data center refreshes their storage system every three to five years. But organizations don’t start this process because the calendar tells them to. Something happens in the environment that forces that upgrade, typically the storage system failing to

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The hidden cost of Storage Software Licensing

When calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage system one often overlooked component is the software licensing. Even if the software is “free” it has to be repurchased every time the storage hardware is upgraded. At Dell

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Assessing the All-Flash Array Market

All-Flash arrays are storage systems that are 100% solid state and offer a set of storage features like snapshots and replication similar to traditional hard drive based storage systems. The recent leaks of what EMC plans to do with the

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