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ChalkTalk Video: Infrastructure Aware-Flash: All-Flash is the First Step, not the Final Step

Many vendors position all-flash arrays arrays as the performance cure-all, especially for virtualized environments like VMware and Hyper-V. But flash is actually only the first step, other aspects like connectivity, data protection and disaster recovery need to be considered as

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ChalkTalk Video: Strategies for Hybrid Cloud Storage

The hybrid cloud approach is the storage option that gives customers the best cost, flexibility and scalability today, says Douglas O’Flaherty from IBM when he spoke with George Crump at VMworld 2016. One great way to manage cost is to

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ChalkTalk Video: Provisioning Storage Network at Flash Speeds

All-Flash Arrays solve many performance problems that virtual environments face and mitigates the storage I/O blender. The problem is that after these arrays are implemented the time to provision networking resources to the array can take weeks. During operation, provisioning

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ChalkTalk Video: Finally Solving Backup’s Four Biggest Problems

Getting data off-site, managing long term data retention, providing business continuity and backup verification have been some of the hardest problems for backup professionals to solve. The cloud provides some relief but it, by itself, is not enough. The right

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ChalkTalk Video: Separating Storage Performance from Data Durability

IT professionals attempt to solve server virtualization problems by implementing an all-flash array on the storage network or by leveraging flash in a hyperconverged architecture. In both cases storage performance and data durability are bound together. In this ChalkTalk Video

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ChalkTalk Video: Overcoming the Cloud Privatization Problem

The allure of the public cloud may be wearing off. The theoretical consistent cost of the cloud has proven to be false. CIOs constantly complain about the surprise bill from their cloud provider at the end of the quarter. The

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Video: Using DR to Move to The Cloud and Adopt New Technology

The cloud seems to be the ultimate destination for today’s data center. It can be used to support peaking workloads and for disaster recovery. The challenge is how to get data to the cloud so it can be leveraged for

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StorageSwiss at VMworld 2016

StorageSwiss is once again at VMworld with a whole new round of ChalkTalk Videos from some of the leading storage and infrastructure suppliers. Join George Crump and Curtis Preston throughout the week and they bring you technical ChalkTalks with the

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