As the IT infrastructure becomes increasingly complex, organizations are looking to simplify the data center stack to reduce costs and management pains. This has driven demand for converged and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms that integrate compute, storage and networking resources into one solution supported by a single vendor. However, there are two fundamental problems with many…

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The cloud continues to offer an enticing opportunity for organizations to reduce data center overhead, streamline IT management, and create a more flexible and scalable IT infrastructure. It’s no surprise, then, that organizations are moving more applications and services to the cloud. According to a recent survey by Netwrix, cloud adoption rates have risen to…

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In our past few posts, we’ve been discussing why all-flash arrays have become mainstream products suitable for a variety of applications and workloads. Flash storage helps ensure performance in virtualized environments, where random I/O requests and resource contention can strain traditional disk storage. All-flash arrays are also ideal for virtual desktop infrastructure because they can…

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FS Blog: Big Data

Data is pouring in from many nontraditional sources, and organizations are only beginning to understand how to extract value from it. Take the Internet of Things (IoT). At more than 13 billion devices, a number that’s climbing every day, the IoT is generating massive amounts of data with the potential to transform business once it…

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In our last post, we discussed the rapid uptake of OpenStack among enterprises. Introduced only six years ago, the OpenStack cloud computing platform is on the radar of 81 percent of senior IT professionals. OpenStack is an open source solution that enables organizations to build and manage private clouds with automated resource provisioning, centralized management…

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