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DEFINITION: A diskette is a random access, removable data storage medium that can be used with personal computers. The term usually refers to the magnetic medium housed in a rigid plastic cartridge measuring 3.5 inches square and about 2millimeters thick. Also called a "3.5-inch diskette," it can store up to 1.44 megabytes (MB) of data. Although many personal computers today come with a 3.5-inch diskette drive  … 
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A Sustainable Print Agenda
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom recommend strategies for achieving a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable print infrastructure.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014


A Wide Range of Flash Solutions for a Wide Range of Business Objectives
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper details many flash storage options that can benefit your enterprise's overall storage performance. Read on to learn why a range of flash storage options is a necessity for your success.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014


Achieve Hyper-Fast Performance with Upgraded Hardware
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WHITE PAPER: This data sheet gives an example of how updated storage infrastructure and hardware that can add efficiency to your workloads.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

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Achieve Predictable, Consistent Performance With Hybrid Flash Array
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CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how a financial services company solved their storage performance issues using a hybrid flash array.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Feb 2015

NexGen Storage

Achieving Cost-Effective Storage for Small/Mid-Sized Deployments
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution designed to deliver the enterprise-class features and functionality of the Dell Compellent SC8000 storage system in a more cost-effective package that is optimized for small to midsized deployments. Read on to learn about this compact, scaled-down hardware and what it can do for you.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

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Adaptive Flash: Storage Technology Overview
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WHITE PAPER: This informative document provides an overview of adaptive flash technology and illustrates how it eliminates the tradeoff between flash performance and capacity. Read on to see the many benefits that adaptive flash can bring to your organization.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Nimble Storage

Adopting "Scale-to-Fit" Storage
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses a scale-to-fit storage design that can scale storage capacity and performance affordably and seamlessly – with no planned downtime.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Nimble Storage

Adopting a More Efficient and Affordable Strategy for Multi-Vendor Support
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines a potent strategy for handling a multi-vendor environment. Access now and learn to utilize this strategy to ensure an always-on operation with higher availability, reliability, and value.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015


AFA Performance Testing Framework
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WHITE PAPER: Download IDC's AFA Performance Testing Framework report where IDC discusses the important considerations in developing and executing a performance testing regimen against AFAs in end-user-focused proof-of-concept testing (rather than vendor development testing).
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

All-Flash Boosts Cloud Storage Performance
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CASE STUDY: This case study details how one cloud services company was able to boost storage performance using an all-flash array for the cloud. Read on to learn how this platform can also help your company streamline operations through automation, storage tiering, easy scalability, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


All-Flash for Efficient Healthcare Software
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how one healthcare records management software company implemented an all-flash array to improve efficiency.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

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All-Flash Storage Enables Endicia's MSSQL Performance
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CASE STUDY: This case study details how one postage software company drastically improved response time and reduce storage management by implementing all-flash storage. Read on to learn how this company was able to gain more customers by successfully scaling and increasing reliability.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015


Allocate virtual desktop hardware resources with proper benchmarking
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Allocate Virtual Desktop Hardware Resources with Proper Benchmarking
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

A reference architecture for a leading solution
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reference architecture for a leading server solution. Learn how this architecture is designed to influence the benefits of virtualizing the underlying infrastructure and address the common problems associated with hardware sprawl.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

A Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and Service Automation
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WHITE PAPER: This Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and IT Service Automation provides an insightful overview of virtualization and IT Service Management. It helps demystify virtualization and helps you determine if virtualization is right for your environment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Accelerate operations with next-generation storage efficiencies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Dell/EMC NS unified storage offers tight integration with VMware® vSphere™ performance, utilization, and recoverability features designed to increase quality of service and efficiency within virtualized environments. Read this Dell Power Solutions article to learn more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

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Accelerating Application Performance with Dell EqualLogic and VMware vSphere 4.1
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The combined strength of Dell and VMware® can deliver significant benefits for small, medium, and large organisations across all industries and sectors. Read this paper to learn about the benefits of integrating the Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series family together with VMware® vStorage APIs.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating Database Test and Development
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a solution that can easily be added to an existing Data Guard configuration to provide an industry leading low-cost, time and space efficient solution to enterprise requirements for snapshots and clones.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Access Accounts More Securely with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This technology brief takes a closer look at today's threat landscape and presents key findings from a recent security survey. Discover the threats your clients are most vulnerable to as well as how they can develop an effective defense strategy against them.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011


Achieving Five-9's Availability
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

ADC-VX Whitepaper: The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
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WHITE PAPER: Read our white paper, to learn how ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011


Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
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WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

All Flash Storage Market Poised for Growth Infographic
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this one-page infographic to examine the current state of solid state storage. Find out what this technology holds for the future and discover just how much it's going to cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems
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FLOPPY DISKS DEFINITION (continued): …  pre-installed, some notebook computers and centrally-administered desktop computers omit them.Some older computers provide drives for magnetic diskettes that are 5.25 inches square, about 1 millimeter thick, and capable of holding 1.2 megabytes of data. These were sometimes called "floppy disks" or "floppies" because their housings are flexible. In recent years, 5.25-inch diskettes have been largely replaced by 3.5-inch diskettes, which are physically more rugged. Many people also call the newer hard-cased diskette a "floppy."Magnetic diskettes are convenient for storing individual files and small … 
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