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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


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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

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

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

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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

Review: Exablox OneBlox is a storage admin's dream

Smoothly scalable, automatically redundant, set-it-and-forget-it NAS rewrites the network storage playbook

Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center

Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN

Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash

Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots

Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here

Ignoring easier ways to share data, a tech-challenged boss and manager devise an expensive and unnecessary workaround

Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices

Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats

Old NFS is the new darling in virtualization

The resurgence of NFS in virtual environments shows that some good ideas do not fade away

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