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3 Key Differences Between Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Software-Defined Storage

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So before we get into the difference between these two IT solutions, how about let’s start off with the definitions, shall we? Software-defined storage (SDS) is the abstracting of the physical storage from the controlling software. In other words, you can use one software to control multiple and often times, disparate hardware vendor storage solutions […]

How to Convert Your Hypervisor Into a Fast HCI Appliance

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The most common use of x86 Servers today is to run hypervisor software that enables the hardware to be shared by multiple virtual machine (VM) instances. This type of architecture has dramatically changed the economics for every business in a positive way for close to two decades. However, there have been some challenges when trying […]

Software-Defined Storage Pioneer Awarded Patent for Its Data Protection Architecture

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DataCore has recently been awarded a patent for stream architecture for data representation which enables unique capabilities in our software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged solutions, including continuous data protection (CDP), random write accelerator (RWA), and other technology within our enterprise data services. With more than 20 patents awarded, and more in the pipeline, this is […]

Opvizor Performance Analyzer for vSAN

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We are very proud to share some of our communities opinions about our Performance Analyzer. Please scroll down for Duncan Epping’s blog post as well as Brandon Lee’s blog post and their opinion about Performance Analyzer and vSAN. We also wanted to thank Duncan and Brandon for these interesting articles and their thorough testing! Here […]

Business Continuity Challenges: Reduce Your System Downtime and Improve Performance

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It’s no secret. 100% availability from an enterprise storage infrastructure is non-negotiable. Your customers demand it. The company’s executive team expects it. Neither knows or cares how the data is stored or how it is accessed. They just want it, when they want it. The point is, you simply can’t afford to have downtime or […]

VMware vSAN: Hybrid vs. All Flash

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We would like to continue our vSAN series with Mayur Parmar’s very helpful blog posts. Please find the complete article from Mayur here and scroll down for some more information. VMware vSAN is a software defined storage solution from VMware to eliminate the need of the additional storage boxes using the local server storage. In […]

StorMagic SvSAN: Edge Appliance for Citrix Cloud Services – Podcast Episode 312

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In episode 312, Douglas Brown interviews Lee Bushen, Partner Enablement Manager at StorMagic and Chris Edwards, Technical Marketing Lead for Citrix Ready. Lee, Chris, and Douglas discuss the StorMagic’s SvSAN edge appliance for Citrix Cloud Services.  Lee dives into how it works, the problems they solve, why we should care and much more. Download the MP3 […]

How to configure iSCSI target on vSAN

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How to configure iSCSI target on vSAN We want to share some important information about configuring an iSCSI target on vSAN. Mayur Parmar wrote in interesting article you can find here. Please scroll down for the single steps and click on the link for the complete article. http://masteringvmware.com/how-to-configure-iscsi-target-on-vsan/ Let’s see how to configure iSCSI Target […]

VMware vSAN: What is VMware vSAN?

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What is vSAN?VMware vSAN is a software defined storage solution from VMware to eliminate the need of the additional storage boxes using the local server storage. In simple words – vSAN abstracts the local storage of ESXi hosts and makes a pool of it to be used as a shared storage which is very much […]

What Price Data Protection?

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Andy Spencer, Solution Architect, DataCore Software, considers how RAID adoption in Flash doesn’t necessarily fit all. While it is undeniable that prudent organisations should take every possible step to protect their data, it’s worth questioning at what level and at what associated overhead should that protection take? Do the traditional ways of thinking about resilience […]

DataCore Awarded Patent for its Data Protection Architecture

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Technology Enables Unique Capabilities in DataCore’s Software-Defined Storage Solutions, including Continuous Data Protection and Random Write Accelerator DataCore Software announced today that it has been awarded a patent for stream architecture for data representation. The patent covers DataCore’s general data representation architecture that enables unique capabilities in its software-defined storage solutions, including continuous data protection […]

Secondary Storage Doesn’t Have to Be Costly or Difficult to Manage

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It is estimated that approximately 80% of enterprise storage capacity is currently allotted to secondary storage. Secondary storage is typically “mass storage” for use cases such as cold data; data with long retention requirements that is still needed online; online archiving/backups; filer storage; offsite storage (e.g. for disaster recovery, which can also be in the […]

Real-Time Data: The Key to Digital Transformation

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Companies today are overwhelmingly embracing digital transformation as one of their key strategic priorities.  Every single CIO, regardless of industry, company size, or geography, is undergoing some version of a digital transformation journey. And what is the essential enabler of digital transformation? It’s real-time data. Real-time data is the key to driving innovation and business strategy, and […]

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