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The future of storage: Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo shares his predictions

Faster processors and network speeds drive the need for an all-flash data center, says Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo.

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How to help your files speak S3

Fixing data migration pain is critical to transforming the cloud into the flexible, agile resource it is destined to be.

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HPE pushes for the autonomous data center with InfoSight AI recommendation engine

HPE is adding an AI-based recommendation engine to the InfoSight predictive analytics platform for flash storage, taking another step toward what it calls the autonomous data center. The ultimate goal is to simplify and automate...

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REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear

Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products. In this review, real users who...

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HPE broadens its processor offerings with AMD, Cavium systems

HPE announced new ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers running AMD’s Epyc processor, plus Apollo-based servers running ARM processors developed by Cavium.

What do users really think of all-flash arrays?

Read real users’ feedback on all-flash arrays courtesy of IT Central Station

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Fujitsu, NetApp partner for hyperconverged systems

With NFlex converged infrastructure, Fujitsu and NetApp join the converged and hyperconverged infrastructure party.

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Cohesity makes it easier to manage secondary storage

Using hyper-converged infrastructure, Cohesity’s DataPlatform consolidates a company’s secondary storage onto one platform and reduces data storage and operational costs.

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Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Cisco MDS 9123T FC switch with integrated telemetry helps customers analyze SAN operations better, remediate problems faster and proactively handle issues.

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Don't keep squandering one of your greatest storage assets: metadata

Metadata for every single file in your enterprise is sitting un- and underused, but it’s one of IT’s greatest assets.

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IBM cranks up flash storage for greater capacity and speed

IBM says its new all-flash systems provide three times the storage capacity in the same space as the current FlashSystem 900 and reduce data capacity costs by 60%.

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To back up or not to back up — your data has the answer

The data you back up depends on knowing which KPIs are important to understanding your company’s performance. Then include that data in your disaster recovery plan.

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Western Digital plans 40TB drives, but it’s still not enough

Microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) is enabling Western Digital to create 40TB drives. But it’s not enough because data is growing faster than disk capacity.

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25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

At its currently discounted price of $11.19, the 32GB capacity card is actually $0.61 cheaper than the 16GB model. SanDisk has discounts running today on higher capacity cards as well.

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IT spending increases for software-defined storage, on-demand services

Gartner and IDC reports show services, such as IaaS and PaaS, and software-defined storage are hot. Traditional on-premises hardware, not so much.

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How to shrink your data-migration schedule

If there’s one problem just about every IT professional can relate to, it is the pain of a storage migration. Find out how to overcome migration migraines - for good.

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Time to rethink how much customer data you store

Companies store lots of customer data – including personally identifiable information – raising concerns about the cost to store that data, as well as the need to secure it.

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Nextcloud’s file storage solution gets a security boost

The new version of Nextcloud includes end-to-end encryption and enterprise key management.

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Measuring the economic value of data

Who is winning with data, where is this data being kept, what makes new data different, when should data be kept, moved, deleted or transformed, how should data be valued, and why data is so much more important than it used to be?

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Iron Mountain introduces cloud backup and management service

Iron Mountain’s hybrid cloud solution, Iron Cloud, serves both on-premises and cloud storage services.

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