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Published: 16 Oct 2012

As storage and networks become more intertwined and interdependent, storage administrators will increasingly be called upon to decide where best to place certain types of files, especially streaming media and e-learning training programs. The closer these files are placed near users, the better the performance, which makes for a happier user. For large corporations with dispersed work forces, caching dynamic content at the network's edge, as part of a broader enterprise content delivery network (eCDN), is becoming a popular storage option for not only performance, but economical reasons as well. Is an eCDN the right storage solution? Understand exactly what an application does and its system requirements. An application may appear to be Web-based, but still has back-end communications with systems network architecture (SNAs), says Dot Powers, advisory analyst, Siemens Medical Solutions. Keep in mind that eCDNs generally can operate independent of a company's storage environment and bring savings to a company's main storage infrastructure. It doesn't matter ... Access >>>

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