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IBM Introduces Transparent Cloud Tiering for DS8880 Storage Systems

Archiving data from mainframe storage systems has been traditionally limited to an on premises physical or virtual tape tier. However, IBM has overcome that limitation with the introduction of Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) software that runs on DS8880 storage systems for z Systems. TCT widens the archiving storage targets to cloud environments and that brings […]

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Dell EMC World 2017: Emphasizing Fundamental Storage Principles

Most large IT vendor conferences — especially those held in Las Vegas — tend to resemble a three-ring information overload circus. Attendees can easily be overwhelmed with the breadth and depth of what is being presented. At times, focusing on the tried and true basics helps to refresh and clear one’s mind. As an example, […]

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IBM Continues its Leadership in Software-Defined Storage

“We’re #1!” is the proud cry that every team and organization would like to make, and IBM can claim that proud distinction for software-defined storage. The evidence comes from market research vendor International Data Corporation (IDC), which has ranked IBM #1 in the worldwide software-defined storage (SDS) market for the third straight year.This is a […]

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Quantum Continues to Advance the Case for Scale-out Storage with StorNext 6

File-oriented scale-out storage is becoming a significant option for dealing with enormous and growing new volumes of data. Quantum is a leader in high-performance scale-out storage, and with its latest version of StorNext, continues to evolve in meeting a different need than traditional storage systems.The world of scale-out storageFollowing business storage used to be fairly […]

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IBM and Cisco Announce VersaStack Integration with Hybrid Cloud

IBM and Cisco have a successful partnership with their joint converged infrastructure solution – VersaStack. Building upon this success, the pair have announced enhanced capabilities for VersaStack, including integration with the hybrid cloud.Recall that a converged infrastructure (CI) combines servers, storage, and networking, as well as integrated management into a pre-configured bundle. CIs have become […]

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