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Reducing the Cost of Scaling Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions start innocently enough. The organization starts with two or three nodes and initially it handles all their compute, and storage needs quite well. As the environment scales because of the growth of the initial workloads or

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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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Three Steps to Simplify Your Transition to the Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud, whereby data and workloads can exist, be migrated and orchestrated across on-premises private and off-premises clouds, is by and large the end goal of most IT organizations today. One size does not fit all when it comes

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How Can I Cut Storage Costs?

Cutting storage costs is not a straightforward equation. There are many variable factors that impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage infrastructure. In this blog, we will provide a few things that IT professionals can do to

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Paper: How to Reduce the Cost of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise affordability and simplicity because they are created with commodity servers which are clustered together. These servers are called nodes and the infrastructure expands by adding additional nodes to the cluster. Additional nodes though, mean making space

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Hyperconverged 101 – The Importance of SDN in HCI

An often overlooked yet crucial component of an HCI environment is the network, especially as the environment scales. Each additional node consumes network ports and needs IT to logically connect it to the HCI cluster. In many HCI environments, the

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More Efficient Enterprise File Data Storage and Collaboration – CTERA Briefing Note

The modern enterprise is highly distributed geographically, employs a range of in-office and remote workers, and is generating and using file data at an unprecedented pace. Legacy network-attached storage (NAS), or “filer” arrays were not designed to provide the levels

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A Strategy for NVMe All-Flash in 2019

Hybrid Flash Arrays and All-Flash Arrays are fundamentally changing the way IT designs storage architectures. IT can create virtual environments with much higher virtual machine to physical server ratios, scale-up databases to support exponentially more users and add new workloads

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Server Nodes

A hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is made up of servers, storage media, storage software as well as networking software and hardware. Of these components, the servers are often the most overlooked. The assumption is that a server is a server. In

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Taking Hyperconverged Infrastructure Beyond Point Application Hosting – Pivot3 Briefing Note

As we enter the next phase of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market maturity, it is important for storage managers to be discerning when it comes to infrastructure architecture as well as intelligent management capabilities. The first generation of HCI stands to

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