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Do You Always Drive Your Data in Ludicrous Mode?

Greetings! You’re probably familiar with the Tesla Model S’ renowned acceleration. There’s no question it’s quick under normal operations. However, some versions are even faster. The P85D features Insane Mode while the P90D boasts Ludicrous Mode; each with the sole purpose of inflicting the maximum g-force upon the driver to deliver an exhilarating user experience…. Read more »

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Dispelling the Hyper-Converged Myths

Comparing Hyper-Convergence to Dedicated Architectures Increasingly, organizations are being asked to look at hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as a way to become more cloud-like in their delivery of IT services. IT infrastructure is essentially made up of three basic components; compute, network and storage. HCI vendors combine all of these components into a single product offering… Read more »

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Results from State of NVMe Industry Survey

NVMe is quickly emerging as a replacement for legacy interconnect protocols between compute and storage. It promises to shatter performance barriers that have become limiting since the mainstream adoption of flash. As flash has become a more viable option for organizations, storage vendors are moving quickly to add this fast interface to their products. In some cases,… Read more »

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Scaling Next-Gen Workload Deployment With Cisco MDS 9000 and IntelliFlash

With the unrelenting pace of innovation in the data center, raising levels of operational efficiency gets more complicated as you need to handle exponential levels of data and add more applications and services. More time is spent on deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting tasks to maintain service-level agreements and keep up with demands. With organizations spending… Read more »

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TLAs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Three Letter Acronyms

I recall when I first started my previous engagement I was joining a huge global organization through an acquisition and I was constantly being bombarded with acronyms—Three Letter Acronyms (TLAs). I was drinking from the fire hose, confused and struggling to keep up. I imagine some of you out there are having the same challenges… Read more »

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The Storage Format of The Future, Made to Fit Inside Your Backpack

One of the most important things for an organization is to have working backups of all their data. Typically this requires not only taking up extra space in your data center, but it also means getting sign-off for the additional OPEX. Today, we are going to forever change the world of archival data. We have spent the… Read more »

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NVMe Beating Down The Roadblocks to Consolidation

Two significant roadblocks now face any organization attempting to consolidate down to a single primary storage system; workload IO variety and capacity. There used to be three, missing from the list is performance. While performance will always be a concern, the modern all-flash array can deliver the performance that most data centers require. The problem is… Read more »

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A Practical Approach to NVMe

  In 2018, NVMe is coming to a flash system near you. There are two basic methods the various vendors are using to bring NVMe to their customers. Most all-flash vendors are delivering an NVMe-only system, and then retrofitting their systems with NVMe drives and connectivity. There is a second group, a new round of… Read more »

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Make Your Health Engagement and Care Outcome Data Come Alive

Even though the healthcare industry has been slower to adopt cutting-edge technologies, the ability to intelligently store, search and retrieve data of different types and sizes is poised to transform how we keep people safer and healthier as the demand for solutions to lower healthcare costs increase in the coming years. Deriving insights from large… Read more »

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Oracle Validated Configuration with Cisco UCS and Tegile Flash Storage

It’s my pleasure to announce a new Oracle Validated Configuration with Oracle Database 12c Release 1, the Cisco UCS Series-B B200 M4 blade servers and the Tegile IntelliFlash array. This is part of a continued effort to highlight end-to-end interoperability of our all-flash arrays, the Oracle OS, and the Oracle Database stack. Validated configurations go beyond hardware certification… Read more »

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