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Transforming Enterprise Performance and Reliability—The Emergence of Intelligent Storage Most businesses require speedy performance and high availability for their data and applications—and traditional hard-disk drive enterprise storage cannot keep up. Increasingly, organizations are turning to all flash and flash-based arrays to improve both issues, as they realize that the cost savings they provide cannot only be measured by cost per gigabyte. But for all its benefits, flash-based storage alone cannot close the “app-data gap” because the root cause of most
of the problems this type of storage is expected to solve are caused by other data center issues that have nothing 
to do with storage. As a result, organizations need to find
 a flash-based solution like the HPE Nimble Storage array, powered by...

Profile: Major full-service hospital, Tampa FL. Need: Older system for backup falling out of HIPAA-compliance; data volume growth outpacing processing capability. Solution: Hitachi Protection Platform (HPP) S-Series; Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) S-Series Outcomes: Regulatory compliance, smaller footprint, faster and more secure backup and restore, simpler administration, quick installation, improved data mobility, and future expansion potential with low-cost components. Coping month to month. With an eight-year-old system, this large urban hospital was barely managing its routine data backups, which grew larger and took longer every month. Although the system was operational and approaching the end of its useful life, the hospital saw no immediately compelling reason to explore its options. Then the other shoe dropped. The system manufacturer announced it planned to end support for this generation of software and...

Profile: Financial-services firm with $2.5B in revenue, Greater Atlanta Need: Computing, storage, and networking resource for new office space. Solution: Next-generation, hyperconverged infrastructure running on Dell/VMware vSAN platform. Outcomes: Low cost, right-sized, simple administration, rapid deployment, expansion potential.   Every office buildout involves infrastructure decisions. After outgrowing its previous space and leasing several floors in a new building, this Edge Solutions client needed to provide robust computing and networking services for a diverse mix of sales, marketing, and developer groups. Beyond immediate needs, the firm also wanted to stay ahead of its rapid growth curve—a doubling of sales by 2021. The quicker the move, the sooner the teams could be fully productive. A discouraging start. When the job went out to bid, most proposals called for a traditional, dedicated computer...