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InControlIT-person Virtualization made simple with Hyperconverged Infrastructure - Across many data center environments, business data and new applications are rapidly proliferating. In large part, server virtualization has contributed to this growth since it removes many of the logistical barriers for bringing new business systems online. And while there
Untitled1 How File Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud can solve the Copy Data dilemma - “The biggest risk to success is perpetuating the status quo.” So said VMworld CEO, Pat Gelsinger, during his keynote address at VMworld.  He went on to say that, “Today’s world is stuck in silos. Developers against IT, on-premise against off
CloudComputingConcept Cloud Integrated Backup and DR - The best way to ensure data and application recoverability is to conduct frequent DR testing. The problem is that many organizations rarely, if ever, perform DR testing because it is time consuming, expensive and often it has limited value because
Human breaks word cost. Save your money Reducing Storage TCO with Private Cloud Storage - With the burgeoning growth of data, many legacy storage systems simply struggle to keep the total cost of ownership (TCO) in check. This article will look at the ways that Private Cloud Storage can address the TCO shortcomings of legacy
3D business white people. Stopping a chain reaction of dominoes What is Copy Data? - Controlling the growth of Copy Data is IT's next big challenge. This data is made up of the copies of primary data made for data protection, testing, archives, eDiscovery and analytics. It is created and "managed" by a hodgepodge of technology making matters worse. It’s time for IT to take a step back and consider a holistic solution to the problem that will reduce costs and increase copy data value.
Server on pushcart. New requirements for Enterprise Disk Backup - For a disk backup appliance to be deemed “enterprise” it had to be able to perform well and provide more capacity expansion than non-enterprise class appliances, while still being almost as cost effective as its mid-range brethren. But with the
Image converted using ifftoany Will the foundation of your Disaster Recovery plan collapse? - The ability to replicate data between data centers as it changes is an essential ingredient of any enterprise class storage system. Data centers count on this capability as the foundational component in their disaster recovery (DR) plans. But this foundation
Untitled1 Understanding All-Flash Architectures – Assessing the right fit for your Data Center and Workloads - Today in the all-flash array market there are two architectures for data centers to choose from; scale out and scale up. Both have their unique strengths and weaknesses. Deciding on the right architecture for an organization’s data center first depends
Watch On Demand The three Ps to a successful VDI deployment – Persistence, Price, Performance - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) promises to reduce IT operational costs, improve endpoint data protection and increase endpoint usability. But for a VDI deployment to be successful, it must provide the user an experience that is better than the physical desktop
How Server Virtualization is Breaking Disk Backup Overcoming challenges when integrating Disk Backup Appliances with Veeam - There is a new breed of backup applications that is gaining acceptance in data centers of all sizes, including the enterprise: VM Specific Backup Applications. These solutions were designed from the ground up, with virtualization in mind and they do

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