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StorageSwiss Report 64 – A Decade’s Worth of Predictions

The StorageSwiss Report is a weekly discussion about hot trends and topics going on in the storage, cloud, and data protection markets. We don’t just cut & paste press releases. We provide insight as to why or why not the

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Understanding the Problem of Unification in Most Software-Defined Storage Solutions

The promise of software-defined storage (SDS) aims to unify all of your organization’s storage assets through a single user interface. But that interface is supposed to do more than provide a single pane of glass for monitoring. It is also

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The Time is Now for File Virtualization

One part of File Virtualization is a global file system that abstracts the physical location of data from the logical directory structure. Even though data may move between physical file servers or network-attached storage (NAS) systems, users continue to access

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Overcoming the NVMe-oF Blame Game

Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) enables shared storage systems to achieve very low latency, to the point that they can now rival direct-attach storage solutions. Organizations no longer have to suffer through the inefficiencies of direct-attached storage, standard in

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VMware Storage Needs Intelligence and Awareness for a Different Experience

VMware continues to be at the heart of many data center infrastructures and will continue to be that heart for years, if not decades to come. Many of these infrastructures are still struggling however with the most basic of data

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Key Management – The Dirty Secret of HCI Encryption

Edge data centers can be remote retail locations or offices, oil rigs, temporary command centers and even mobile data centers in the back of a van. Finding a solution that provides the performance edge data centers need at a price

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Why VMware Storage is STILL a Problem

Most VMware storage solutions attempt to fix storage pain points with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel. While the sledgehammer approach does solve or at least mask some VMware storage problems, many still remain. More importantly, the life of the

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Looking for a Better Hybrid Cloud Strategy?

When a company begins its cloud journey, they often assume they need to move everything to one of the “big 3” (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Compute). Many organizations want to maintain control of their data and leverage only

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Answering the “Where’s That File Question?”

One of the biggest challenges users face, and the cause for significant productivity losses, is finding those files later. Where did they store it? What was the file name? The problem is bad enough if they store all their data

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Protecting the Multi-Cloud Data Center Without Losing Your Mind

Multi-cloud isn’t a future architecture, it is a reality right now. Organizations have on-premises clouds (virtualized infrastructures) and are hosting applications in multiple cloud providers. The problem is the multi-cloud situation these organizations find themselves in is ad-hoc, not part

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