Category: Storage Management

5 Benefits of an Effective Multi-site File Collaboration Solution

In many organizations, core business processes rely on effective file-based collaboration. With an organization’s users now spanning the globe, legacy systems fail to meet the collaboration needs of a distributed workforce. Many SDS-based file storage solutions offer features that enhance multi-site file collaboration. This article describes 5 capabilities enterprises should evaluate when selecting a solution.

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The AI-enabled Intelligent Infrastructure Opportunity

Enterprise storage providers are embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning to create AI-enabled intelligent infrastructure. The focus and maturity of each vendor’s offering varies. Some are focused on individual array health, relying more on fault data than predictive analytics. Others focus on application-level performance and availability. Both approaches offer significant benefits to customers.

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DCIG to Publish TOP 5 Reports Covering Software-defined Storage

DCIG is initiating research into the software-defined storage (SDS) marketplace, focusing initially on block storage.  DCIG invites SDS block storage providers to participate in the survey research taking place through September 2020.  DCIG will publish results in the 4th quarter as one or more TOP 5 reports.  DCIG’s TOP 5 Reports help IT decision-makers save valuable time through a succinct analysis of SDS solutions.

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Four Paths on the Journey to Automated Enterprise Infrastructure

Every enterprise storage briefing now includes a discussion of infrastructure analytics. For some vendors, this is a relatively new endeavor. Other vendors have woven analytics into the design of their company and products from day one. As companies evaluate enterprise storage offerings, they should pay careful attention to these infrastructure analytics and how they fit with their own needs, abilities, and culture.

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Enterprise Requirements for Petabyte-scale File Data Management On-premises and in the Cloud

Enterprises of all sizes are using unstructured file data in new and varied ways to drive innovation and create value. Whether they are optimizing retail operations through AI-enabled video analytics or improving healthcare through an in-depth analysis of high-resolution microscopy images, they are capturing file data from more sources and in a greater variety of file sizes than in the past. In turn, they must store multiple petabytes of data to support these new workloads. They need petabyte-scale file data management.

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TrueCommand Brings Unified Management and Predictive Analytics to ZFS Storage

Many businesses are embarking on digital transformation initiatives that will put technology at the core of business value creation. At the same time, many of these same businesses are seeking to reduce or eliminate the cost of managing IT infrastructure. Storage vendors are addressing these seemingly incompatible goals by investing in new storage management capabilities including unified management, automation, predictive analytics, and proactive support. Now iXsystems has released TrueCommand to bring the benefits of unified storage management with predictive analytics to owners of its ZFS-based TrueNAS and FreeNAS arrays.

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All-inclusive Software Licensing: Best Feature Ever … with Caveats

On the surface, all-inclusive software licensing sounds great. You get all the software features that the product offers at no additional charge. You can use them – or not use them – at your discretion. It simplifies product purchases and ongoing licensing. But what if you opt not to use all the product’s features or only need a small subset of them? In those circumstances, you need to take a hard look at any product that offers all-inclusive software licensing to determine if it will deliver the value that you expect.

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