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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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The 3 most compelling updates in Windows Server 10

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

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

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

Dell PowerEdge R730xd

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

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

New arrays will be configurable as hybrid or all flash and will undercut competing solid-state arrays

Violin and Microsoft play all-flash storage duet to speed up applications

Storage vendor puts Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises, speeding data delivery for use in Microsoft applications

How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

Virtual SAN software runs on x86 servers that an enterprise may already have and can be deployed as an overlay approach without the need to invest in new hardware

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage

But beware of trade-offs when it comes to documentation, management tools, and failover

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

Samsung introduces first 1TB MiniSATA SSD

The new 840 EVO mSATA SSD is 60 percent thinner than a standard 2.5-inch notebook drive

Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps

Specification calling for 32Gbps is finished, though faster SANs may not ship until 2016

VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta

The updated beta version allows users to add more drives to their servers

Review: Flash your way to better VMware performance

PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency

VMware VSAN: Inside the revolutionary new approach to storage

VMware's new software-defined storage tech is more than just a new spin on SAN

Review: QNAP NAS meets XBMC media center

QNAP's TS-669L can store all your content and play it directly to your TV, though HD playback could be smoother

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