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An Index into Unstructured NetApp Data

Industry pundits continue to chronicle how the deluge of unstructured data (user files, images, PDFs, email, etc.) is overwhelming many data center storage environments. While applying the right storage technology to shore up data is important, having visibility into those

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Maximizing Value in VMware Caching

Maximizing the value of a VMware caching solution involves more than developing algorithms to determine the hottest data and figuring out ways to keep that data in the cache. It also means getting the most out of that expensive flash

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VMware Aware SSD Caching

While there are a number of software caching solutions each has potentially significant weaknesses. They are either owned by a hardware vendor, which can limit choice or they don’t fully support the hypervisor or guest OS that the customer is

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Increasing VM Density With Server Side Caching

Increasing the number of virtual machines (VMs) per host is a critical next step in the design of virtualized server infrastructures so that the growth of virtual hosts does not begin to eat at the original ROI of the virtualization

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