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Software-defined Storage, Data Infrastructure,
Parallel I/O and Storage Virtualization

Here you will find the latest information and insights on storage virtualization, parallel I/O, software-defined storage, hyper-convergence and the virtual world in general.

Why Adaptive Parallelization Matters

Apr 20, 2017 AT 03:24 PM

Lately I have found myself engaging in many conversations related to the topic of parallelization and why it matters, particularly to I/O processing. Upon first hearing the phrase 'Parallel I/O', people often jump directly to a traditional performance discussion. While there is no doubt application workload performance is improved in a traditional sense (in terms of latency reduction, increase in operations per second, etc.), there is much more to the story, another dimension if you will....

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The modern data center is changing fast, but there’s one thing that is remaining consistent – a strong push to simplify and reduce costs of IT infrastructure while maintaining optimum performance. It can seem like the “easy button,” but before a business jumps head-first into Hyperconverged Integrated Systems (HCIS) they should recognize ...

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The single best strategy for maintaining continuous uptime starts with mirroring identical copies of data between two places, ideally some distance from each other. How far to stretch it? Well, there are some practical limits governed by the speed of light, but I’ll touch on that shortly....

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What it Takes to be a 5-Star Partner

Apr 11, 2017 AT 11:54 AM

On April 10, it was announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, awarded DataCore Software with a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. The annual CRN Partner Program Guide recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs....

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Dead End Street to Deduplication

Apr 06, 2017 AT 05:53 PM

The ongoing hype about data deduplication for online storage inspired me to have a look at it from a slightly different angle. The promises given by some vendors to save 50% capacity or more especially made my internal alarm bells ring about some aspects of modern storage architecture....

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