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    The New Data Center: Serious Simplicity Masks Crazy Complexity

    Times are changing. The days of the backroom engineer sitting alone in a locked room denying knowledge to the rest of the organization are over. Today, CIOs and other business and technology leaders s… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Storage 101: Flash Storage Myths and Facts

    Yes.  It’s true that your shiny new all-flash storage array’s solid state disks will wear out over time.  However, unlike the flash storage of yesteryear, this wear process isn’t nearly as ser… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Discover The True Meaning Of “Software Defined”

    If you’ve not yet heard about the latest trend hitting the IT industry, it’s time to breakout your buzzword BINGO playing board and make some new additions.  Today, “software defined” is tren… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    How Does Data Deduplication Work?

    Even as disk capacities continue to increase, data storage vendors are constantly seeking methods by which their customers can cram ever-expanding mountains of data into storage devices.  After all,… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    CIOs: Market Trends Make Simple Solutions Viable In The Modern Enterprise

    Take a look around your data center. How hard is it to manage the various pieces of hardware that are strewn about? For data center administrators, managing the environment may not be all that difficu… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Software Defined Storage Is Officially "A Thing" And Worth Considering For Your Data Center

    I hereby declare Software Defined Storage to be "A Thing". If you're sick of reading about "software defined" then stop reading this article now, because it seems as if software defined storage is… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Don’t Let Raw Storage Metrics Solely Drive Your Buying Decision

    Let’s pretend that you’re buying a car.  As you review the specs, you might find that the Tesla Model S can go from zero to sixty in just 4.2 seconds and that the car has a top speed of 130 miles… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    An Introduction to Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage

    One of the recent trends in enterprise storage is the renewed emphasis on scale-out or distributed storage solutions. Scale-out is common in cloud solutions and it works like this: A large number of n… Read More

    By Alastair Cooke, vExpert
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    The Customer Experience Is The Key To Success In Today’s Array-Based Storage Environment

    The storage market is full of all kinds of different storage vendors, each with a unique story to tell and each absolutely convinced that their way is the “right way”.  As flash-based storage has… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Why RAID Cannot Cope With Large Disks: Rebuild Times

    There is a fundamental shift in going on in enterprise storage.  At the core of the shift is the fact that hard disks haven’t gotten much faster as they have gotten a lot larger. One part of the sh… Read More

    By Alastair Cooke, vExpert
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    How Do Disk Array Controllers Affect Storage Performance?

    Storage systems, like any other network or server hardware, are likely to brew up bottlenecks and performance issues and it’s the storage administrator’s job to keep this in check and triage issue… Read More

    By Geordie Carswell