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eGuide - Hybrid Flash vs. All-Flash Arrays: Does Performance Justify Cost?
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

The choice between buying a hybrid flash and all-flash array (AFA) usually comes down to whether the all-flash system gives enough of a performance bump to justify the extra cost. This e-guide from searchSolidStateStorage.com examines this claim and provides readers with insight into which option may be the best route for their business.

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eGuide: Flash-Only Arrays Replacing Hybrids For Primary Storage
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

Judging by the recent flood of flash-only storage launches, you can expect to see the primary storage hybrid array on the endangered species list rather soon. Flash only platforms are replacing HDDs – and quite frankly, it’s only a matter of time before all HDDs are gone. In this expert guide, discover and prepare for the future of storage. Not only will you learn how to shift your storage infrastructure to fit all-flash arrays, but also find a new home for HDDs in cold storage, backup, and archive.

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eBook: Overcoming the Obstacles to the All Flash Data Center
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

Getting to all flash is one of the most important strategic initiatives that your organization will take in the next few years. This eBook outlines concrete steps that you can take that will move you closer to your goal of all flash in a cost-effective and non-disruptive way.

By following these recommendations, your organization can avoid the missteps that others are making, for example, ripping out existing storage before you have realized the full return on your investment or introducing storage siloes that increase complexity. Achieving the all flash data center is like climbing a mountain: it takes planning, organization and hard work— but it doesn’t have to be painful. If you’re ready to set out for the summit, keep reading.

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Gartner: Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

The storage vendor landscape is rapidly changing as established vendors reorganize and emerging storage vendors grow their market credibility. We outline vendor product and marketing strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their ability to meet the expectations of I&O leads for GPDAs.

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Can Machine Learning Prevent Application Downtime?
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

Business users expect immediate access to data, all the time and without interruption. But reality does not always meet expectations. IT leaders must constantly perform intricate forensic work to unravel the maze of issues that impact data delivery to applications. This performance gap between the data and the application creates a bottleneck that impacts productivity and ultimately damages a business’ ability to operate effectively. We term this the “app-data gap.”

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Mind the Gap: How Application Delays Affect Company Performance
By Nimble Storage | 10/6/2016

In an innovation-powered economy, ideas need to travel at the speed of thought. Yet even as our ability to communicate across companies and time zones grows rapidly, people remain frustrated by downtime and unanticipated delays across the increasingly complex grid of cloud-based infrastructure, data networks, storage systems, and servers that power our work.

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Software-defined Storage for Dummies
By VMware Australia | 28/4/2016

In the enterprise IT landscape, storage always has been a thorny issue for IT leaders and administrators. Without fundamental changes, storage problems will only get worse, as business moves further into the world of digital everything. That's because storage demands are exploding.

The data center is evolving- has your storage kept up? Check out this Dummies Guide to learn: - How to move to a software-defined data center - Capitalise on hypervisor convergence - Dynamically control storage services

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Why HCI and Why Now?
By VMware Australia | 28/4/2016

Discover the data center infrastructure strategy that radically simplifies storage. In this brief, you’ll learn: -The definition of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) - How HCI differs from traditional and converged infrastructures - The essential elements of an HCI solution

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Dropbox Business Security
By Dropbox | 16/2/2016

Learn about the security, back-end, and management features that make Dropbox Business the secure tool for getting work done.

Specifically, learn how Dropbox Business: - Provides user- and admin-level security features to keep your company data safe - Uses robust under-the-hood technology to ensure performance that's both fast and secure -Protects the privacy of your company and its employees

Download the report to learn why more than 100,000 businesses and organizations trust Dropbox Business with their most important files.

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How to give users what they want AND maintain control, visibility, and security
By Dropbox | 16/2/2016

File sync and share is everywhere. In the past decade, cloud-based storage and syncing solutions have exploded to fill a growing need for anytime, anywhere access to everything from photos and videos to documents, spreadsheets, and PDFs.

We understand that choosing any new service or tool can be a lengthy and complex process. That’s why we’ve created this buyer’s guide to help make your evaluation process a little bit easier. In this guide we will cover: - Tips on defining business requirements - 7 security questions to ask of every file sync and share vendor - Control and visibility features - what to look for

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