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Why traditional storage QoS methods aren’t good enough

Only a flash array can deliver guaranteed, predictable storage performance -- and only if it was designed to do so

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Review: Software-based NAS options for the storage do-it-yourselfer

We test 6 products targeted at the SMB market, some with free versions.

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat has updated both its Ceph and Gluster file systems for enterprise usage

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How to choose an all-flash storage array that scales

Now that controller CPU and memory are the bottlenecks, efficient metadata management becomes the key to performance and scalability

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Your ‘offline’ storage may be putting you at risk

What some admins consider to be offline resources aren't truly offline; the difference could mean disaster

Everything you need to know about flash storage performance

Due to the unique characteristics of flash, performance validation testing is immensely challenging and critically important; follow these best practices

How flash changes the storage equation

As the enterprise transitions from disk to flash, the focus shifts from optimizing for performance to optimizing for capacity

Amazon targets network file storage in the cloud at enterprises

Watch out NetApp! Amazon is coming after the NAS storage market

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NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

Why flash belongs on the server

Hyperconverged solutions deliver the benefits of centralized storage without the bottlenecks of traditional storage architecture

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Tintri VMstore review: Fast as flash, cheap as disk

Tintri's hybrid array delivers superfast storage and supersimple storage management for virtual machines

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The 3 most compelling updates in Windows Server 10

For the data center, expect useful improvements in Hyper-V, storage management, and PowerShell

No, you can't buy a cloud at Best Buy

Cloud computing is confusing enough, without personal NAS providers muddying the waters

Why your old SAN doesn't scale

The speed of flash storage devices has changed how applications should access data and heralded the end of old storage

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Review: A NAS to survive the apocalypse

The IoSafe 214 wraps a speedy, feature-rich Synology storage server in a fireproof, waterproof, and shock-resistant shell

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

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Review: VMware Virtual SAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's VSAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than home routers

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems from multiple manufacturers

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