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In spring, thoughts turn to Software-defined Storage

This past Friday, May 31 marks the date when three datacenter players all simultaneously and coincidentally drew separate lines in the sand in terms of defining the future of enterprise storage. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Nutanix and NetApp each published … Continue reading

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Is the success of Cisco UCS real?

Virtualization is an exceptional technology in that it enhances staff capabilities, reduces risk of downtime and significantly facilitates “green initiatives” all while providing a remarkable and easily measurable ROI. Organizations want the benefits while IT personnel want the technology – but many need assistance in getting past the VM Stall. Cisco UCS’s success will continue because it significantly accelerates what VMware calls “the virtualization journey”.
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Array-based backup advantages in a VMware virtual infrastructure

As beneficial as software backup products can be, they have a disadvantage when competing against array manufacturer products such as NetApp’s SMVI that are specifically designed for backing up virtual infrastructure.
The primary challenge faced by software backup solutions is their inability to offload impact from hosts, a capability that becomes imperative as VM consolidation ratios increase
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