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Managing Data is Easier Than Ever with Enhanced DataSphere UI

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DataSphere intelligently automates data management across heterogeneous storage types. This makes life much easier for application and business owners, as well as storage administrators. The ...

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Managing Data is Easier Than Ever with Enhanced DataSphere UI

The Evolution of Storage Admin to the Data Admin

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It’s no secret that with all the different types of storage in the enterprise, a storage admin’s job is complex and more challenging ...

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The Evolution of Storage Admin to the Data Admin

How DataSphere Uses Machine Learning to Automate Data Management

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DataSphere uses machine learning to solve resource management problems, fixing numerous other IT problems along the way. To meet service level agreements (SLAs), enterprise IT ...

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How DataSphere Uses Machine Learning to Automate Data Management

Streamline Your M&E Production Pipeline

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Nothing gets M&E hearts pumping like 4K and 8K resolution, stereoscopic and 3D content. VR is growing rapidly, which means more new work for studios ...

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Streamline Your M&E Production Pipeline

How Intelligence and Awareness Can Save Your Enterprise Millions

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Ever stop to think about how many applications and VMs IT teams manage across a datacenter of storage these days? For many enterprises, that number ...

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How Intelligence and Awareness Can Save Your Enterprise Millions

Fix Your NAS with Software

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In this blog series, we examine how DataSphere helps IT solve the inefficiencies of traditional NAS systems. This post discusses how DataSphere’s agnostic architecture ...

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Fix Your NAS with Software

Fix Your NAS Silos with Automated Cross-Storage Tiering

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In this blog series, we examine the inefficiencies of traditional NAS systems and how DataSphere solves them. This post discusses how DataSphere maximizes the performance ...

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Fix Your NAS Silos with Automated Cross-Storage Tiering

Fix NAS Waste to Save Storage Budget

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In this blog series, we examine the inefficiencies of traditional NAS systems and how DataSphere solves them. This post examines how DataSphere fixes NAS system ...

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Fix NAS Waste to Save Storage Budget

Kick NAS Performance into High Gear

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Data is exploding, and enterprises are on a storage spending spree just trying to keep up. In fact, IDC reports that in Q1 of 2017 ...

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Kick NAS Performance into High Gear

What You Don’t Know About NFS v4.2

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Few elements of IT architecture venture as close to religion as file systems. They are the framework upon which the entire house is built, and ...

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What You Don’t Know About NFS v4.2

Primary Data & The Woz: Continuing Our Mission for Simplicity

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One of Steve Wozniak’s core engineering beliefs is simplicity by design. He implemented this philosophy in his floppy disk designs at Apple, enabling them ...

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Primary Data & The Woz: Continuing Our Mission for Simplicity

What is Data Tiering?

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While the concept of storage tiering is not new, the DataSphere metadata engine takes tiering to a whole new level. DataSphere enables IT to view ...

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What is Data Tiering?

One Two Punch: Data Mobility Automates Cloud Adoption

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If you’re like most enterprises, chances are you have a number of different storage silos in your infrastructure. Through its global namespace, the DataSphere ... Read More
One Two Punch: Data Mobility Automates Cloud Adoption

The Difference Between Data Migrations and Storage Migrations

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Let's be frank. Storage migrations suck. Moving data from one system to another takes time, planning, and often downtime, which means IT is working ...

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The Difference Between Data Migrations and Storage Migrations

How Automation Improves Storage Admin Jobs

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DataSphere aligns data with the ideal storage resources to meet application needs, automatically and transparently, based on user-defined objectives. This enables DataSphere to automate tiering ...

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How Automation Improves Storage Admin Jobs

Data Migration and Data Tiering Best Practices: Why Symlinks Fall Short for Serving Active Applications

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Enterprises have been trying to make data easier to move for decades, but until now, solutions have required some manual oversight, making them complex and ...

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Data Migration and Data Tiering Best Practices: Why Symlinks Fall Short for Serving Active Applications

When Hot Data Goes Cold: Extend the Life of High-Performance Resources with Automated Data Migration

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The most recently created data in your organization is the hottest, most accessed data, and as such, it is usually kept on your fastest, most ...

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When Hot Data Goes Cold: Extend the Life of High-Performance Resources with Automated Data Migration

How to Easily Integrate Your Enterprise with the Cloud

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When we talk to customers about how DataSphere can move data across different types of storage, the conversation quickly turns to whether or not that ...

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How to Easily Integrate Your Enterprise with the Cloud

Curbing the Costs of Unstructured Data

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While structured data has doubled over the past decade, growth in unstructured data has exploded along with social media, video, apps and other new technologies ...

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Curbing the Costs of Unstructured Data

See What You’ve Been Missing: Proactively Spot and Solve Performance Problems

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It’s not easy to diagnose performance problems in the average enterprise today, because poor visibility makes it difficult to locate the source of performance ...

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See What You’ve Been Missing: Proactively Spot and Solve Performance Problems

Take the Bite Out of Managing Petabytes

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Storage is emerging from rapid disruption over the past few years. New technologies are helping enterprises keep up with rapid data growth, new ways to ...

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Take the Bite Out of Managing Petabytes

Cut M&E Datacenter Costs with DataSphere

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In this blog series, we discuss how Media and Entertainment companies working in visual effects (VFX) and post production can use DataSphere to simplify scale-out ...

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Cut M&E Datacenter Costs with DataSphere

M&E Scales Simple with DataSphere Management

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In this blog series, we discuss how Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies use DataSphere to simplify scale-out architectures to make existing resources more powerful and ...

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M&E Scales Simple with DataSphere Management

Fix It For Post: Streamline M&E Storage Performance

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In this blog series, we discuss how Media and Entertainment companies working in visual effects (VFX) and post production use DataSphere to simplify scale-out architectures ...

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Fix It For Post: Streamline M&E Storage Performance

Illuminate Datacenter Visibility with DataSphere

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One of the biggest hurdles to effective data management is that it’s difficult for IT to see whether storage is meeting the needs of ...

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Illuminate Datacenter Visibility with DataSphere

Accelerate Applications by Offloading File Metadata Operations

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Applications used in data-driven industries can actively access millions of files during normal operations. In Media and Entertainment, (M&E), High Performance Computing (HPC), Oil and ...

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Accelerate Applications by Offloading File Metadata Operations

Gain Real-Time Infrastructure With Automated Data Orchestration

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By Robert Wipfel, Primary Data Principal System Architect

Primary Data recently announced the launch of DataSphere, “the first enterprise data orchestration software platform to automate ...

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Gain Real-Time Infrastructure With Automated Data Orchestration

DataSphere Reduces Storage Costs, Adapt to Data Growth

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ESG recently conducted a study of 373 IT professionals to determine their biggest storage challenges. The top two challenges cited by storage managers were:

  • hardware ...
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DataSphere Reduces Storage Costs, Adapt to Data Growth

Professional Development Webinar: Software-Defined Everything Includes Storage and Data

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If you’ve added flash or cloud storage to your enterprise recently, chances are, you’ve got storage silos. The various capabilities of our storage ...

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Professional Development Webinar: Software-Defined Everything Includes Storage and Data

Architecting Your Roadmap to Software Defined Everything

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Virtualization provides the software-driven capabilities to respond with agility to data growth and rapidly changing business environments, making it a bedrock of modern IT strategies ...

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Architecting Your Roadmap to Software Defined Everything

Data Orchestration Makes Migrations Obsolete

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Typically an infrequent event, data migration happens because storage is at its end of life, current storage capacity or performance is inadequate, or because IT ...

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Data Orchestration Makes Migrations Obsolete

Simplify and Empower Your VMware Environments

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In addition to accelerating VVOL adoption and simplifying VMDK management, DataSphere offers many capabilities that give virtualization and storage administrators much more power and control ...

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Simplify and Empower Your VMware Environments

Take Software-Defined VMDK Management to the Next Level

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While vSphere Storage Based Policy Management (SPBM) makes it easy for administrators to automate the provisioning of VMDKs to storage that meets its needs, admins ...

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Take Software-Defined VMDK Management to the Next Level

From Hindsight to Foresight: Make Storage Fire Drills History

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Every storage admin has a war story or ten about evenings and weekends lost to fire drills. While many enterprises plan extensively and overprovision to ...

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From Hindsight to Foresight: Make Storage Fire Drills History

You’re Right: You Don’t Need Another Storage Mousetrap

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Storage veteran and blogger Marc Farley recently vlogged about how the industry is currently driving in circles. Flash-based and hyperconverged storage systems have been proliferating ...

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You’re Right: You Don’t Need Another Storage Mousetrap

Virtualized Data + Storage Make a Perfect Match

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Today’s enterprise has plenty of storage types to choose from, but it’s a challenge to find the right storage resource for evolving data ...

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Virtualized Data + Storage Make a Perfect Match

Finding a Cure for CIO Pain

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Modern Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face three key challenges that can often conflict with each other, making the position a fairly stressful one for even ...

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Finding a Cure for CIO Pain

Managing Evolving Datacenter Needs with Smart Objectives

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Hot applications often create storage scrambles in the datacenter. This tends to happen when a resource can’t meet application needs during times of high ...

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Managing Evolving Datacenter Needs with Smart Objectives

'Tis the Season for Sharing Data

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IT professionals have been preparing for months to handle data surges during the year’s busiest shopping season. During the holidays, IT teams work even ...

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'Tis the Season for Sharing Data

VVOLs and DataSphere Make a Perfect Match

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We have recently discussed how DataSphere can accelerate VVOL adoption and simplify VVOL (Virtual Volume) environments. However, DataSphere also increases scalability and simplifies management. Let ...

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VVOLs and DataSphere Make a Perfect Match

Data Virtualization Expands Container Use to Enterprises

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By Graham Smith, Primary Data Director of Virtualization Product Management

Containers are lightweight, fast, and provide componentized environments for applications. While enterprise adoption of containers ...

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Data Virtualization Expands Container Use to Enterprises

Data Virtualization Simplifies and Accelerates VVOL Adoption

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Contributed by Josh Miner, Primary Data Senior Director of Product Marketing

VMware vSphere 6 delivers an exciting breakthrough called Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), which enables the ...

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Data Virtualization Simplifies and Accelerates VVOL Adoption

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