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Raise Your SDS IQ (1 of 6): Practical Review of Scale-up Vendor-Defined “SDS”

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the first of six posts (aside from the Introduction) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution that will

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Is 2016 the year of the software-defined data center?

Even with my 20 years of experience working in technology, I am just a baby compared to some people I have encountered along the way. Still, I sometimes think about the “old days” in IT. It was a time when

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GleSYS’ joint NexentaStor/InfiniFlash system deployment to be focus of upcoming webinar

In April, we announced that GleSYS Internet Services AB (GleSYS), a next-generation cloud platform provider based in Sweden, had deployed ours and SanDisk’s joint All Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution. The NexentaStor/InfiniFlash solution delivers cost effective, high performance storage architecture, empowering

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It’s time to raise your SDS IQ

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO If you’re like other storage buyers – you’re going to invest in a solution, you want storage on your terms – optimized for your organization, its requirements, now and in the future. When it comes

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Nexenta has joined Intel’s new Storage Builders Program for Open Software-Defined Storage

by Nexenta Earlier in April, Intel hosted its Intel Data Center Group (DCG) Cloud Day. The event brought together its vast network of industry partners across the cloud and networking space, as well as journalists, analysts and other influencers, to

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Questions from the Field: How do you define Software-defined?

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO If you’re in IT, and attending the usual industry events, you can’t help but notice the explosion of companies, from those making software to those making hardware, claiming to have Software-defined solutions.  I even bumped

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Using the Right Storage Protocol for the Right Use Case

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO IT professionals have no shortage of storage protocols to choose from, such as NFS, SMB, Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI and Object. “Experts” are writing books about which protocol is best, usually taking the side of

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Build better containers—with Intel’s latest processor plus NexentaEdge

By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management, Nexenta If you’ve been wanting to start using containers—or use them more extensively—here’s some great news: The Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 v4 product family and NexentaEdge make an ideal infrastructure for building

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Questions from the Field: Hyperconvergence

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO Having the most complete portfolio of Software-Defined Storage solutions in the industry is something that Nexenta pride’s itself on, but with that comes questions about all sorts of other storage technologies when I am out

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Why is Fibre Channel resurging?

There was a time when Fibre Channel was the only solution for those looking for a high speed transport. But that is not the case anymore. The predominant storage protocol in many virtualization environments is NFS…

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