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Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company?

For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is

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Not Every All-Flash Array is the Same – AccelStor Briefing Note

All-Flash arrays are more than just the go-to option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. For many organizations they are becoming the mainstream primary storage system. But not every all-flash array is the same, and their differences impact

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Software Defined Storage vs. Hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence makes a lot of sense for many organizations. Hyperconvergence lets data centers leverage the excess compute in their virtual infrastructure to run the hyperconverged solution. The goal is to create a simpler architecture that converges compute, storage and networking.

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Can You Use Your Data Center as DR for The Cloud – Zerto Briefing Note

Many companies are asking two questions after moving some or all of their workloads into cloud vendors, such as Amazon, Google, or Azure. Do I need DR for the cloud? Where do you failover to if you’re running in the

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Unified Storage 2.0

There are so many ways that organizations use data and for the most part each use case needs a different storage system. The problem is a “storage system for every use case” strategy is expensive, complex to manage and very

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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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Modern Storage Infrastructures Need Software Defined Networks – Big Switch Briefing Note

Data center modernization creates agility so IT can rapidly respond to the needs of the business. Of the aspects of the data center being modernized, the network infrastructure tends to be the last to change and it inhibits the proliferation

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