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ChalkTalk Video: Eliminating Flash Sprawl

Flash is the cure for almost all storage performance problems and can make a difference a variety of workloads. Tier 1 OLTP applications are an obvious use case for flash as is Tier 2 VMware environments and even Tier 3

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ChalkTalk Video: Moving VMware VMs to Hyper-V, AWS or Anywhere

Workload Mobility is a hot subject at VMworld 2015. The ability to move a virtual machine from a VMware environment to Hyper-V, Amazon AWS or a Cloud Service Provider enables businesses of all sizes to cut the cost and complexity

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ChalkTalk Video: Selecting a Storage System for Virtualization AND Containers

At VMworld we hear a lot about container technology like Docker. It is becoming clear that as containers become adopted by the data center the storage infrastructure will need to support both operating environments. In this ChalkTalk video, George Crump,

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Podcast: Flash Memory Summit Day 2

George Crump and Charlie Hodges talk about a busy second day at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, and then look ahead to George’s talk next week in Raleigh/Durham and then WMworld in San Francisco. Show Notes Diablo Briefing

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VMworld After Hours: Tegile Party

Next up for Storage Switzerland was the Tegile “No Compromise” party. We grabbed Rob Commins, who was in studio earlier in the day, and David Bangs, Tegile’s new VP of Sales. More on Tegile Tegile takes a Reverse Hybrid Approach

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VMworld After Hours: SolidFire Party

After a busy day of shooting ChalkTalk videos Storage Switzerland took to the streets of San Francisco to see what was going on after hours. Our first stop of the night was an event at the Thirsty Bear, hosted by

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Barracuda adds File Sharing, eSignature to Cloud Backup Service

When most people think of Barracuda Networks what comes to mind are firewalls, spam blocking and ads at the airport. But this $300M company (which actually started in email security) currently has over 150,000 organizations using their extensive offerings that

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Proximal Data Cache Goes Cross-Everything

With the second major release of AutoCache, Proximal Data has taken steps to go cross-hypervisor and cross-storage platform. With 2.0 they can accelerate in NFS, iSCSI and Fibre channel environments as well as provide a performance boost to Hyper-V environments.

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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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