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May 11, 2021
A Dell EMC PowerScale update adds a high-end all-NVMe F900 model with Nvidia GPUDirect support for AI and analytics workloads plus a OneFS 9.2 upgrade to improve performance.
May 03, 2021
Facing impending office construction, Endeavor used Datadobi's DobiMigrate to move its production workloads and corporate file storage to a colocation facility.
April 30, 2021
StorCentric CEO Mihir Shah discusses the company's 2021 plans, future acquisitions and more.
March 16, 2021
Some enterprises want cloud file storage to complement or replace legacy NAS. Several product enhancements last week target issues of cost, data security and remote shared storage.
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RAID protects data and improves storage performance and availability, but it can be confusing. Read about the different types of RAID, the pros and cons, and where they work best. Continue Reading
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The storage network is key to solving latency problems. Get the big picture on NVMe-oF issues and the roles of performance monitoring and high-performance interconnects. Continue Reading
Object storage and scale-out NAS are both highly scalable and built to handle large amounts of unstructured data. Which one is best suited for your environment? Continue Reading
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It's easy to tell when it's time to modernize your storage infrastructure if you know the warning signs. Find out what they are and how Liberty Mutual Insurance handled its upgrade. Continue Reading
Whether justified or simply because the technology was misunderstood, backing up NAS devices was once considered a challenge. Now, you have several options for proper NAS backup. Continue Reading
As storage continues to evolve, many readers still are curious about the basics. In 2018, common data storage concerns included RAID, capacity and different storage architectures. Continue Reading