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Can HCI Deliver?

Can HCI overcome the challenges mid-sized data centers face? Discover how an ultraconverged infrastructure solution can address HCI’s limitations, reduce costs, and simplify IT operations.

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The Problems Using Array-Based Replication for VMware DR

Array-based replication may seem ideal for IT professionals looking to improve their disaster recovery (DR) strategy. It sends an off-host copy of data to a remote site without installing special software in the hypervisor. However, array-based replication is expensive and needs additional components at the DR site for the organization to recover from the disaster…

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Minimize VMware TCO Triggers

When looking for a VMware alternative, you need to move beyond low prices and look for a solution to minimize VMware TCO triggers. VMware Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) triggers are challenges or needs that come up during the use of VMware that force you to do something that increases the cost of ownership. IT…

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How to Extend the Life of IT Infrastructure

As budgets continue to tighten, IT leaders are trying to figure out how to extend the life of IT infrastructure so they can reduce spending. At the same time, you must keep up with demands for improving performance and meeting capacity expectations. You need to get more from the current hardware. There is a process…

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What is Global Inline Deduplication?

If you are deploying a private cloud that spans multiple data centers or hundreds of Edge locations, understanding the various forms of deduplication is critical to selecting the infrastructure for these initiatives. Understanding what you will get from each vendor’s deduplication technology is challenging, as they use similar names but offer different capabilities or unique…

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The Three Requirements for Edge Computing

Before selecting a platform, IT planners need to understand the three requirements for Edge Computing. While some requirements are similar to any other computing center, Edge Computing has attributes that make some nice-to-have capabilities a “must-have” feature. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are often part of the Edge Computing discussion, but many of them don’t meet…

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The HCI Resource Efficiency Problem

As IT attempts to scale Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), they realize the impact of the HCI resource efficiency problem. The selling point of HCI solutions is that they scale by “just adding a node.” Each node brings a fixed amount of processing power, networking capabilities, storage performance, and capacity. That is the problem. While every data…

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Scale-Out HCI is not Enough

Scale-out is the primary focus of most hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI), but scale-out HCI is not enough to deliver a more cost-effective and easier-to-operate data center. HCI vendors claim to offer scale-out by adding nodes to increase computing power, networking bandwidth, and storage performance/capacity. As VergeIO points out in its latest blog, “Scaling Infrastructure in Three…

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What Are Immutable Backups

Backup software vendors insist on making backup data immutable, so IT professionals are now asking what are immutable backups. Securing backup data is critical since bad actors know the organization will count on their backups to recover encrypted files and negate the ransomware demand. The problem is several methods exist to achieve backup immutability, and…

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Storage Switzerland is an analyst firm focused on the storage, virtualization and cloud marketplaces. Our goal is to educate our readers on the various technologies and techniques available to help their applications scale further, perform better and be better protected.