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SAN block access storage in the age of cloud and hyper-converged

In this e-guide we look at the key decision points when it comes to choosing SAN (or NAS) vs software-defined storage and hyper-converged. We also look at the fundamentals of block access storage vs file and object and also look at how these services are provided in the big three cloud providers’ universes.

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  • IT Definitions: Storage Special

    With data being the new gold in the knowledge-based economy, it is hardly surprising that storage and data protection have become one of the top IT priorities of many organisations looking to harness their data assets for business insights.

    In this e-guide, we have put together a list of key definitions in storage and data protection to help you make sense of the fast-evolving storage technology landscape. From software-defined storage to non-volatile memory express (NVMe), we hope this extensive list of definitions compiled in partnership with Whatis.com will help you succeed in an increasingly data-driven world.

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