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Storage Testing as Part of Your Storage Refresh Process – Rent or Buy?

An organization tends to review its storage testing capabilities as it starts its next round of storage refresh. Typically they will either do the hard work of assembling a lab that provides a small representation of their production environment, leverage

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The Problems with Storage Performance Benchmarks

There are a number of storage performance benchmarks that provide a standardized way to compare storage systems from various vendors. The problem is there are few, if any, data centers that have a workload that is exactly like those benchmarks.

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SlideShare: 5 Steps To The Perfect Storage Refresh

An Independent Process for Assessing & Refreshing Storage Every data center eventually needs to increase capacity, resiliency, performance or the cost efficiency of its storage architecture. It needs to refresh storage infrastructure. The problem is that most organizations don’t have

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StorageShort: Can You Convert from Fibre Channel to iSCSI or NFS?

When it comes time for a storage refresh, one of the first decisions an organization needs to make is whether it will stick with its legacy storage network or go another way. For most organizations this means deciding if they

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The Storage Refresh Needs to Become a Process

Times have changed. Data centers must refresh storage more frequently than ever. The organization wants faster application response to more sophisticated queries across more users. Or it wants to start a totally new endeavor, like better decision making driven by

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The First Storage Refresh Step

The first step in the storage refresh process has nothing to do with vendors or storage systems. The first step should be to decide on the technology best suited to the workloads the storage system will host. Organizations need to

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Webinar: 5 Steps To The Perfect Storage Refresh

An Independent Process for Assessing & Refreshing Storage Every data center eventually needs to increase capacity, resiliency, performance or the cost efficiency of its storage architecture. It needs to refresh storage infrastructure. The problem is that most organizations don’t have

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Virtual Instruments – Realizing Full Value of Your EMC Storage Deployments

One request I never hear from IT professionals is give me more tools. They are inundated with tools from every vendor in their environment. Every component in the data center generates data about how it’s operating. The problem is none

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Real-time Performance Analysis for the Hybrid Data Center – Virtual Instruments Briefing

The modern data center is hybrid – while most of its applications are still on premises, an increasing number are moving to the cloud. In addition, data centers find the need to increase scale and instantly adapt to changes in

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