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Employee Perspective: Software Defined Infrastructure and Hybrid Cloud Systems

Companies consider cloud usage for enterprise IT infrastructure, yet the majority of data stays in its own organization. They have to decide what data and system should go public and private. Two big trends, Big Data and Cyber Security, do

Posted in cloud, Corporate, Software-defined storage, Uncategorized

Employee Perspective: SDS – Bringing parity to the rest of the infrastructure stack

When you purchase any OS today, it doesn’t come locked to specific hardware (sorry Apple). I can purchase Microsoft Office and it doesn’t care if I’m running it on a Dell PC, an Acer/Supermicro/HP. If you use applications like Salesforce

Posted in Corporate, Software-defined storage

Late Night Infomercials and the Data Center

Today’s storage administrators are looking for the best performance for the lowest cost to satisfy their enterprise data requirements. Performance is often improved by adding more solid state drives, but these come at a cost premium. For enterprises looking to

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Posted in Data Protection, Software-defined storage

How Backend Storage Impacts the Cloud

We all know that there are a variety of factors that impact application performance running on cloud infrastructure, such as network latency and bandwidth, server compute power and, one that is often overlooked, storage. Service providers need strong storage solutions

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Posted in all flash, cloud, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage

Declare Your Independence From Legacy Storage

Independence: [in-di-pen-duh ns], noun Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. Today’s enterprise IT administrators are looking to declare their independence from the legacy vendors that have dominated the technology landscape for decades. This freedom has manifested in the form of software-defined solutions. The revolution began

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Data From Ransomware

By: Michael B. Letschin, Field CTO Ransomware attacks have become one of the biggest threats to enterprise data. WannaCry was released just a few months back, and yesterday, an even more sophisticated attack was launched called Petya. This new attack

Posted in Data Protection, Software-defined storage

How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

By: George Crump, Storage Swiss Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database

Posted in all flash, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage

A Turnkey Storage Architecture for OpenStack and Docker

By George Crump, Storage Swiss Click here to learn from George and the team about the Scale-Out All-Flash Solution with Nexenta, Micron and Supermicro…

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Posted in all flash, Object Storage, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage

Designing an All-Flash Object Store

by George Crump, Storage Swiss Object storage is set to become THE way organizations will store unstructured data. As this transition occurs those same organizations are expecting more from object storage than just a “cheap and deep” way to store information.

Posted in Object Storage, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage

Efficient Replication using Multicast Protocols

By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management Replication as Data Protection The use of replication as a data protection method is not new. Historically, it was relegated to disaster recovery for tier-1 applications and did not have a role in day-to-day

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