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Prepping IT As A Service For 2020 – VMware Virtualization & Cloud At LSI AIS 2013

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Ray O’Farrell of VMware’s cloud infrastructure R&D took the stage for Thursday’s LSI AIS 2013 opening keynote to show the current correlation of virtualization and cloud, and how it would extend to IT in 2020 as a faster, more efficient and multifaceted service compared to the present day. The estimated numbers were quite staggering, especially considering the projections were only …

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Practical Enterprise Virtualization Applications Help Boost Validity Of Tegile’s Zebi Hybrid Storage Arrays

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Charlotte, NC-based Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, one of the region’s premier law firms, has installed two of Tegile Systems’ Zebi hybrid storage arrays to meet its expanding capacity and virtualization needs. As Hedrick Gardner increasingly moved to a virtual infrastructure, it reached the capacity limits with its existing HP iSCSI SAN arrays, encompassing 4TB of capacity across two …

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Western Digital Confirms New Ultra Slim WD Black Hybrid SSD Not Haswell DEVSLP Compliant – Computex 2013 Update

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Although it isn’t news to some, it is a very interesting consideration most should make when selecting their new ultra and PC systems this year.  Hard drives are not compliant with the new SATA DEVSLP spec and this includes hybrid devices, although we wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t overcome sometime in the future.  SATA DEVSLP only works for SSDs.  …

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Tegile, Cisco, And VMware Release Efficient New Reference Architecture Benefiting VDI Environments

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Tegile Systems today launched a new reference architecture with Cisco Systems and VMware that dramatically lowers capacity and CPU utilization requirements in VDI environments, freeing up more resources to accelerate I/O performance.  The integrated desktop virtualization solution offers users a simple, unified and scalable solution that provides faster deployments, greater flexibility of choice, efficiency and lower risk. Successful reference architecture …

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Toshiba Announces New Hybrid HDD Solution

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Back at the Flash Memory Summit in August, we had the opportunity to see a mock up of a Toshiba hybrid HDD/SSD solution. Whether or not the drive would go into production was unclear at the time, but the Japanese company announced today that it intends to go forward with the design. Toshiba, which makes NAND flash, SSDs, and conventional …

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Western Digital Releases 5mm Hybrid HDD Targeting Ultrabook Placement

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Western Digital has announced the release of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid drive. Targeted at Ultrabooks, the drive will weigh in at a mere 5mm thick, undercutting even the thinnest 7mm drives currently on the market. The new products will deliver up to 500GB of storage space and will be conducive to systems with severely cramped quarters. The drives should be …

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