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IBM adds deduplication to Spectrum Virtualize, and Storwize arrays

  After long professing the uselessness of data deduplication, IBM has announced that it will integrate the technology into its software-defined Spectrum Virtualize and StorWize storage arrays. This mirrors a move by Dell EMC, which recently did the same for its Unity and VMax arrays. After stating for some months that data deduplication had little […]

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Startups bring innovation to SDS

Datacentre infrastructure has standardised on the Intel x86 architecture and ushered in a transition to commodity hardware for storage. That has allowed a whole ecosystem of storage software to develop that enables IT organisations to build to their requirements without being reliant on supplier hardware choices. In this article we take a look at where software-defined storage […]

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Why the browser is the computer

There is a sense in the industry that 2018 will be marked by a change in attitude to desktop IT. In the early 1990s, the leading word processing package was WordPerfect, and MS-DOS ran on most PCs. The user interface was text-based. When Microsoft introduced Windows 3.1, arguably the first usable version of its eponymous […]