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Scality Update

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, December 9th 2020

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Delivering an object storage solution is a constant challenge when adapting to changing environments. Scality has made updates to RING Scalable Storage to meet new user demands.  Scality now offers an all-flash object storage system to address a growing trend...

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QLC – Level-ing Expectations

By Mitch Lewis, Monday, November 23rd 2020

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Quad-Level Cell (QLC) technology represents the latest innovation in NAND flash storage. QLC is capable of storing 4 bits per cell, resulting in cheaper, denser storage than TLC, MLC, or SLC NAND alternatives. The cost and performance characteristics of QLC...

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Software-Defined Storage as Replacement for Dedicated Arrays – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Evaluator Group, Monday, November 9th 2020

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Software-defined storage is finding new life beyond its role in hyperconverged infrastructure, returning to its roots as a pure storage system. We look at SDS products from NetApp SolidFire and StorONE. Software-defined storage, or SDS, is a somewhat ambiguous term...

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Enterprise IT Priorities Have Shifted – Permanently – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, November 9th 2020

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Download our free research study, "Enterprise IT Responds to COVID-19 Round II"!  The COVID-19 pandemic is once again setting off alarm bells in hospitals, schools, and other industry segments. This time around however, we seem as a society to be...

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Converged, Hyperconverged Infrastructure Lifecycle Management – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 12th 2020

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Lifecycle management for converged and hyperconverged infrastructure is a thorny problem for a variety of reasons. Products that attempt to simplify the process have arrived. The process of keeping firmware and software components updated and compatible has always been part...

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Testing Object Storage at 5 PB and 10 Billion Objects

By Russ Fellows, Monday, October 12th 2020

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I have been involved with testing computer and storage systems for more than 30 years working in a variety of roles, including test engineering, and IT management roles.  This is always interesting because by design, you are testing new configurations...

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Data Growth IS NOT the Problem – Managing Data Diversity IS the Problem

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Analyst Blogs

As analysts, we are constantly reminded of the continued growth in the volume of stored data, now measured in the zillions of petabytes – typically used as a lead-in to pitch a vendor’s storage or data management software suite. Yes,...

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Now is the Time to Look at a New Strategic Plan in IT

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, September 15th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Reactions to the current uncertainties and impacts by companies and their directions to IT have been varied, and, for the most part, have been to put a hold on projects or go slow with expenditures.  While there may be additional...

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Microsoft Makes Its Solution a Subscription Based Azure Hybrid Cloud Service – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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After several years of less-than-stellar success in the crowded HCI space, Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is being transitioned to a subscription offering with its own operating system, Azure Stack HCI 20H2. Microsoft has changed the way Azure Stack HCI is sold and...

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COVID-19’s Impact on VDI, HCI and Digital Transformation – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, August 10th 2020

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COVID-19 is causing widespread changes within businesses and accelerating digital transformation. VDI, HCI and hybrid multicloud are well-positioned to help. Virtual desktop infrastructure has always been a killer app for hyperconverged infrastructure, and we’re seeing it in this new world of COVID-19 as well....

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