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Creating a Smart Data Center

By Brian Houston on Mar 16, 2017 4:05:33 PM



Until recently, much the talk around cutting data center costs focused on closing facilities and eliminating redundancies. But that’s only part of the solution. To be most effective, you need to focus on optimizing your data centers, using virtualization to add smart capabilities to the assets you keep.

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Topics: Big Data, Cloud, Data Storage, software-defined infrastructure, content mobility, Data Mobility, Virtualization, hybrid cloud, saas, infrastructure, data center, infrastructure convergence

What To Look For When Selecting All-Flash Storage Solutions

By Tim Moffitt on Mar 1, 2016 11:38:49 AM

While technology constantly evolves, all areas of technology don’t move forward at the same pace. Over the past three decades, we witnessed almost unbelievable increases in CPU performance and memory densities. Storage has been a different case, however. Although the storage industry has been able to deliver huge increases in disk drive capacity, it has not been able to provide an equivalent increase in disk drive performance.

Flash storage technology (based on non-volatile NAND chips) has been around for almost three decades and is now rapidly beginning to fill this storage performance gap, as the cost of the technology becomes more affordable. According to a prediction by IDC, from 2012 to the end of 2016, all-flash arrays (AFA) will see a compound annual growth rate of 58.5%. While this number applies to commercial enterprise spending, there’s no reason that federal agencies should be left behind.

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Topics: Data Storage, Flash Storage

Navigating the Data Deluge

By Mike Tanner on Jul 28, 2015 6:10:18 PM

When I tell people at cocktail parties that I work with “data,” I almost immediately see the look of overwhelm on their faces, and the rows and columns of ones and zeros flying through their minds. Every day we hear IT executives and datacenter administrators saying they are drowning in that data. On the other hand, program managers, department directors, policy analysts and everyone else in government does not see those ones and zeros. They see (or are looking for) the information they need residing in Word documents, spreadsheets and Power Point presentations, videos and audio files. Often their data is compiled in a variety of siloed databases that in a perfect world would all ‘speak’ to each other and make processes more efficient.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage

The Hitachi Advantage

By Mike Tanner on Jul 22, 2015 5:52:00 PM

As I talk to federal IT executives, I realize few know of the history of Hitachi Data Systems Federal, our relationship to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) or Hitachi’s vision of Social Innovation.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage, Social Innovation

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