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  • February 17, 2017 17 Feb'17

    NetApp hyper-converged entry: Better late than early?

    NetApp is entering the hyper-convergence arena with the latecomer's cry: We may be last into the market, but we'll be the best. Emboldened by the recent strong revenue growth of its late-to-market ...

  • February 16, 2017 16 Feb'17

    Dell EMC VxRail hitches ride on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

    Dell EMC’s VxRail turned one today, and the vendor marked the anniversary by adding the hyper-converged platform to its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud package. Dell EMC claims over 1,000 customers for ...

  • February 15, 2017 15 Feb'17

    Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

    Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

  • February 13, 2017 13 Feb'17

    Scale HC3 provides DR for engineering firm

    Scale Computing HC3 clusters provide primary storage and -- with Brocade switching -- data protection, in the form of disaster recovery across two sites.

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  • Hyper-converged technologies: A viable alternative to the cloud

    Advocates for hyper-convergence envision an important place for the technology in future data centers. Learn about the expanding uses for HCI and emerging markets. Continue Reading

  • Not playing games: The GPU vs. CPU question gets more interesting

    Putting thousands of cores to work makes perfect sense when you're powering a video game. But graphics processing units, or GPUs, can't serve much practical purpose in a corporate data center, can they?

    The GPU vs. CPU discussion isn't as odd as it sounds. In fact, a more broad application of GPUs in the data center can provide the processing punch that CPUs simply cannot. With tasks where data can be processed in parallel rather than in sequence, GPUs might be a particularly valuable tool. The cover story in this issue of Modern Infrastructure looks at scenarios where simultaneous processing can be just what's needed, such as with machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    This month's Modern Infrastructure also looks at how data can be protected while in the data center. Full encryption is seemingly a perfect defense for data theft. But that's a difficult -- and, to some, an unrealistic-- road to travel. We look at how an IT team can better safeguard its data, factoring in costs, the tools available and the tradeoffs involved in hack-proofing an organization's data.

    And what about the vulnerabilities that arise from within your business? We examine the risk of data loss posed by the shadow IT phenomenon, an ongoing and ever-changing challenge.

    It's clear that data is an increasingly valuable resource. Processing it and keeping it safe -- whether that entails taking up the question of GPU vs. CPU for certain workloads or upgrading encryption -- need to be priorities for IT professionals in organizations of all sizes and types.

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  • Hyper-convergence: It's for more than primary data storage

    The lines between primary and secondary storage and applications such as hyper-convergence remain blurry. But they are a starting point for further discussion. Continue Reading

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  • Invest in HCI and SDN for a modern data center

    Address any outdated data storage techniques by adopting a hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined networking to modernize your data center. Continue Reading

  • Announcing the best data storage products of 2016!

    This year marks the 15th edition of the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year awards, recognizing the best storage products of the past year. Nominated products competed across six categories, with the top in each category receiving bronze, silver or gold. Judges graded finalists on innovation, performance, manageability, ease of integration and use, functionality and value.

    Modern storage arrays may offer previously unheard of max capacities, but that doesn't mean you won't have problems meeting today's ever-increasing storage capacity and performance requirements. We explore how to squeeze more bits and bytes out of storage systems without negatively affecting storage network performance through best practices for evaluation and configuration as well as tools to help with monitoring and management.

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  • How to get upper management on board with HCI products

    If you want to use hyper-converged infrastructure in your company, getting approval -- and budget -- from higher ups is the first step. Highlight simplicity, agility and TOC. Continue Reading

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