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What is Software-Defined Storage and Why Should You Care?

DataCore
The Evolution of Software-Defined Storage The term software-defined storage (SDS) started gaining popularity sometime in 2013, when VMware wanted to drive the datacenter infrastructure conversation away from traditional hardware-based solutions and toward their strong suite: software. Software-defined everything was suddenly a hot topic in technology, and that included SDS.But the roots of SDS lie elsewhere, […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Storage Hardware and Free Your Business from Vendor Lock-In

DataCore
Hardware refresh cycles – these are three simple words that when combined together represent one of the most challenging moments in IT’s daily life, especially when you are talking about storage hardware. But, there’s a good reason for it – planning a storage hardware refresh can be characterized as a major and daunting task. Typically, […]

DataCore and Broadcom to Accelerate Adoption of NVMe Storage

Douglas Brown
The Combination of DataCore’s Software-Defined Storage and Emulex Gen 6 FC HBAs Offers Maximum Performance and Value from Storage Investments, Including NVMe DataCore Software announced today that it has enhanced its software-defined storagesolutions, allowing companies to realize the substantial IOPS and latency improvements enabled through support for Emulex® Gen 6 (16/32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host […]

Success Story: One Company’s Secret Sauce to Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Performance

DataCore
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative (“Pee Dee Electric”) is a non-profit, electric cooperative located in Darlington, South Carolina that supplies electricity and other services to more than 30,000 consumers. With a core competency of selling and transmitting power, its goal is to provide excellent, unbroken customer service. To do that, the cooperative must have a high-performing, […]

A New Alternative to Improve Application Performance

DataCore
In a recent DataCore webinar, Improving Performance with Parallelism in the I/O Stack, we spoke about two common phenomena that many IT professionals observe nowadays: Data is accumulating at increasingly higher rates from an expanding number of sources. The time required to process transactions and analyze data is rapidly shrinking, as enterprises must move to […]

VMware: Understanding the vSAN Witness Host

VMware
One of the more frequent questions answered by support shortly upon a customer creating a Stretched Cluster in VMware Cloud on AWS service for the first time is: What is this extra host in my cluster? That is the vSAN Witness Host.  To understand why we need the vSAN Witness Host we need to take […]

Untold Secrets about File System Defragmentation in Software-Defined Storage Environments

DataCore
“There is no Spoon” – Neo, The Matrix So what is file system defragmentation, in software-defined storage (SDS) environments?The idea of file system defragmentation is to lay out data in sequential order for faster access when searching in files. This works well with a piece of spinning rust (hard-disk drive) on its own, because the […]

What You’re Missing from Your Disaster Recovery Strategy: Part 3

DataCore
If you’ve been following along in this series, including 17 Shocking Statistics about Disaster Recovery and Business Resiliency: Part 1 and Your Disaster Recovery and Business Resiliency Strategy: Part 2, you understand the recommended best practices of a modern, effective disaster recovery and business resiliency strategy—and what not to do.  Now it’s time for a […]

Damage Limitation for Cyber-Attacks Achieved through Business Continuity offered by Software- Defined Storage:

DataCore
Three months ago in a candid interview with The Guardian newspaper, Ciaran Martin, head of the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre, warned of an imminent cyber-attack on UK infrastructures. Given that the Government itself set up NCSC, (the front window for the GCHQ government surveillance agency), receipt of such a gloomy warning in itself was […]

DataCore: Containers and Digital Transformation – Podcast Episode 304

DataCore
In episode 304, Douglas Brown interviews Paul Nashawaty, Senior Technical Product Marketing & Strategy Director at DataCore. Douglas and Paul discuss how DataCore’s solutions help in the growing containers world and digital transformation. About Paul Nashawaty Paul strategically drives solutions at DataCore by defining go-to-market strategies, competitive differentiation and producing positive business results. By leveraging […]

How to Put Existing SANs to Good Use when Transitioning to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

DataCore
Most vendors of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) advocate for discarding all traces of existing SANs, as if ridding the world of some dark evil. From where they stand, it’s easy to overlook the costly and time consuming efforts necessary to migrate data and processes from a 3-tier SAN to HCI clusters, especially in larger data centers.  […]

How Extreme can Hyperconverged go?

DataCore
Hyperconvergence has today emerged as a rightful contender to rein in former data center expansion madness.  It’s growth has been so dramatic and influential of late that Gartner has opened the doors to its growing market dominance, re-aligning infrastructure segmentation with a new category, the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged. Easy to plot market growth […]

Non-Profit Legal and Protection Advocacy Agency Attains the Full Benefits of Going Software-Defined

DataCore
When going Software-Defined there are few things most companies need checked off their list before purchasing that are just non-negotiable; cost savings, agility, productivity… why choose right? Based out of Austin, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is the federally designated legal and protection advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities. DRTx was designed to help people with […]

A Virtualized Storage Infrastructure for Healthcare

DataCore
Healthcare as an industry is facing growing complexity around regulations for data storage as well as dealing with legacy infrastructures that are not up to today’s digital demands. In previous blog posts, we explored how we helped Hanover Hospital and Community Health Network to better manage, store and recover increasing volumes of data. Let’s take […]

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