Peering into the Future: Storage in 2016

It’s the start of a new year and time for pundits to predict what we can expect in the storage market going forward. Let’s touch upon some of the more prominent trends. SSDs versus HDDs Foremost, of course, is the inexorable adoption of SSDs by both the consumer and enterprise markets. The drivers are well […]

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Storing 4K Digital Content

The evolution of yesteryear’s grainy, black and white televisions to today’s dazzling high-definition monitors confirms that we prefer our content displayed in higher resolution. This is why filmmakers and videographers are starting to shoot in 4K, which offers four times the pixels of 1080p. Granted, consumers currently have no means to play 4K content, but 4K-capable monitors […]

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Hyperconvergence: Convergence in Warp Drive

Hyperconvergence is a relatively new technology paradigm that has been garnering attention. To understand hyperconvergence, consider traditional and converged IT infrastructures. The traditional infrastructure is comprised of server, storage, and networking systems, all of which are siloed and, consequently, often require separate administrative groups to manage. Converged infrastructures advance this approach by coupling compute, storage, and networking with a […]

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Scale-out NAS Makes Affordable NAS Also Scalable

Suppose you run a media production company that generates large multimedia data files. Your data trove grows daily, demanding very scalable storage. What are your options? A storage area network (SAN)­ is one, but you don’t want the costs and complexities of building and owning a SAN. Moreover, you don’t need hundreds of users to access the […]

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RAID Levels & Fault Tolerance

Before choosing a software solution for your business, it’s important that you first decide what exactly you want to receive from the product that you are paying for. Surely, in your search for a storage solution, you’ve come across the term “RAID” or a “Redundant Array of Independent Disks.” Basically, RAID is used when a […]

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Video Editing Storage Solutions: Choosing a Storage Server

If you plan on investing time and money into developing a video editing career, or if your business requires a lot of video editing, choosing the correct video storage server is essential to your success. But when outfitting your employees with the right software is complicated enough, how do you go about finding the correct […]

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When to Use Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage system which connects  to a computer network and then provides data access. NAS can enable simpler and lower cost systems such as load-balancing and fault-tolerant email and web server systems by providing storage services. NAS vs. Traditional File Servers NAS offers a number of benefits […]

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[case study] Speech Recognition and Transcription Applications for Yap, Inc.

Few software solutions are as difficult to develop as speech recognition and transcription applications. Interpreting speakers’ inflections, accents, and dialects requires programming sophistication approaching artificial intelligence. To improve accuracy rates, industry-leader Yap, Inc. refines its transcription algorithms by vigorously analyzing spoken language with a powerful computational farm. The firm needed robust, cost-effective solutions to store […]

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[case study] JetStor Delivers Vital Software-as-a-Service to the Construction Industry

THE ORGANIZATION Barryhund Administrators, Inc., based in West Sacramento, CA, plays a critical role in construction projects. Construction jobs begin only when contractors assess the work and submit bids. To do so, they require blueprints and architectural designs, which used to be reproduced on specialized copiers. Founded in 1997, Barryhund Administrators eliminates this costly and […]

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[case study] Video Burbank Police Dept. Replaces Analog Media with JetStor RAID Arrays

Video surveillance is a boon to police departments and other government agencies, but the video often needs to be preserved as potential evidence for investigations. For users of analog systems, this means recording video on bulky tapes, a challenge for the police department of Burbank, CA, the “media capital of the world.” The Burbank Police […]

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