Podcast: 5 things you must know before your data center storage refresh

EMC Unity podcast interview 5 things to know before your datacenter storage refresh

If you’re thinking that it’s time for a storage refresh, then this is the podcast for you. Inspired by headlines from EMC World, our Hybrid IT Director, Matt Sirbu, gives us some words of wisdom in this EMC Unity Q & A on what IT leaders need to know before spending a single dollar on new storage.

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Software-Defined Storage: what it is, and what it’s not

Software-Defined Storage: what it is, and what it's not

Editors note: Storage expert Brad Beresh gets real about his definition of Software-Defined Storage -and it doesn’t include the use of a traditional storage controller.

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Everything found in a traditional data center is now available in one (invisible) appliance

Everything found in a traditional data center is now available in one (invisible) appliance

Traditional data centers use a 3-tier approach comprised of servers hosting virtual machines, storage networks, and storage arrays. There is so much power and capability inherent in modern systems, it requires the right architecture to unleash its full potential. While this design has led to flexibility on the server side, it has also led to significant challenges for storage.

If modern data centers are being held back by traditional storage architecture, where are bottlenecks created, and how can a single appliance change that?
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