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News Jun 05, 2015

Integrating a cloud tier with on-premises storage

The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some ... Continue Reading


By Mike Matchett Jun 02, 2015

Integrate cloud tiering with on-premises storage

Cloud and on-premises storage are increasingly becoming integrated so cloud is just another tier available to storage administrators. Continue Reading


Evaluate May 04, 2015

Comparing features, tiers and pricing of PaaS vendors

As cloud services become more complex and customized, the harder they are to evaluate. An expert offers advice for evaluating PaaS vendors. Continue Reading


By Jonathan Hassell Evaluate Apr 29, 2015

Set up storage tiering in just 10 steps

Windows Server 2012 R2 has a storage tiering feature in conjunction with Storage Spaces. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Apr 24, 2015

Can I improve VM performance with flash tiering?

Physical RAM and flash storage are traditional ways to improve VM performance. But the addition of mixed flash holds promise. Continue Reading


By George Crump Evaluate Jan 23, 2015

Tiering vs. caching in flash-based storage systems

George Crump compares tiering and caching in flash-based storage systems and explains the pros and cons of each in this tip. Continue Reading


By Johna Till Johnson Evaluate Jan 12, 2015

VWAN threatens traditional three-tiered WAN design

With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading


By Antony Adshead Jul 15, 2015

Nimble OS upgrade gives all-flash tier in CS hybrid flash storage

Nimble Storage operating system upgrade gives ability to pin data to flash for constant high performance needs in addition to hybrid operations and disk-only Continue Reading


Evaluate Sep 08, 2014

How to choose between tiering and caching for data acceleration

Caching and tiering are both good ways to speed up data access. Analyst Colm Keegan explains the factors to consider when deciding between the two. Continue Reading


By Sonia Lelii News Mar 25, 2015

IBM splits SoftLayer cloud storage into endurance, performance tiers

SoftLayer upgrades its IBM Cloud storage with services for granular performance management that calibrate IOPS to application needs. Continue Reading