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StorageSwiss at Amazon AWS re:Invent

Storage Switzerland is at Amazon AWS re:Invent again this year. We are lurking the halls of re:Invent, tackling vendors and users to get their thoughts on what’s going on with the cloud. Amazon re:Invent Bigger Than VMworld VMworld has been

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ChalkTalk Video: Is More Flash or Spindles the only Answer to the VMware I/O Blender?

The VMware I/O blender is caused by multiple virtual machines generating random I/O at the hypervisor layer that bottlenecks storage systems. Adding more flash or spindles seems like the quick fix to this problem. The noise at the I/O blender

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ChalkTalk Video: Making 3D TLC NAND Ready for the Enterprise

3D TLC NAND promises to bring new levels of density to flash storage and with it new record low price points. The effective dollar per GB of a 3D TLC All-Flash Array could make hybrid arrays obsolete. The challenge is

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ChalkTalk Video: How to Create Highly Dense, Solid Performing Storage Infrastructures

When you are storing petabytes of information, saving pennies a gigabyte can make a big difference. Not only do pennies make a difference for cloud service providers, online application providers and managed service providers but so does density. The ability

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ChalkTalk Video: Web-Scale Storage Solutions for Mid-Tier Data Centers

Mid-market data centers face big challenges when dealing with secondary data like backups, archives and simply dealing with unstructured data. This data can amount to 80% or more of the total data center storage capacity footprint. Ideally these data centers

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ChalkTalk Video: Customer Case Study Using ECX to Manage Copy Data

File data can amount to 80% or more of the data that needs to be protected and managed. For Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, it was a big problem. Stepphon Gayle, their Data Storage Manager, handles protecting more than

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ChalkTalk Video: Freeing your Data from Storage Prison

IT professionals have more choices than ever when it comes to deciding what to store their data on and where that storage should reside in the infrastructure. Flash storage choices include SLC, MLC, TLC/3D NAND and can reside in the

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ChalkTalk Video: VMworld Infrastructures – Fibre, IP Storage and the Cloud

The data center infrastructure is evolving. At the core is the Fibre Channel SAN, which is itself evolving gain speed and capabilities like 16Gbps bandwidth. Then there is the move toward next generation applications that often count on IP-based storage.

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ChalkTalk Video: The Struggle Between Flash Performance and Capacity

The challenge when selecting a flash array is, do you go with performance in the form of all-flash or do you go with capacity in the form of a hybrid array? To overcome these challenges vendors are coming to market

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