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5 ways to prepare for Big Data with Scale-Out NAS

Thor Olavsrud | March 13, 2012
As enterprises seek to move into the big data world--digitizing paper documents and saving email communications, Word docs, Excel files and all sorts of other unstructured data with the hopes of mining them for actionable business intelligence--they need to address a big problem up front: storage.

Enterprise-proven. "As the technology has matured, it's no longer this side project that's outside of IT," Kirsch says. "It's a key part of IT. It's got to have snapshots, replication, quotas and all the other traditional IT features. This technology really evolved out of an HPC root, but if you're going to build a scale-out system, ultimately you've got to build it to fit into an enterprise environment."


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