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Storage Europe: December 2011

Object-based storage dispenses with the hierarchical file system, so there are no nested subfolders. Instead, it uses an indexed flatfile structure in which each object is given a unique ID. Each object acts as a container for end users’ files, and indexes are often held in RAM, making them very fast to access.

This issue of IT in Europe includes case studies of how object-based storage products are being implemented in Europe. Also included:

  • Managing storage for virtual servers
  • Backing up up virtual servers
  • Ways to boost storage performance
  • VMware: Your new storage vendor?
  • And more!

Sponsored by: Dell Compellent, EMC Isilon

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