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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
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,
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
Driving Down the Cost of NAS - Driving down the cost of NAS is a top priority because these systems continue to require increasing amounts of capacity and need to meet new performance challenges. The increase in demand stems from the organization’s need to support more and
Will DRaaS Solve the Cloud Backup Storage Problem? - When looking at the cloud as a backup alternative, IT professionals need to consider if DRaaS solves the cloud backup problem of recovering from a disaster or ransomware attack. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enables you to instantiate your
Three Reasons You Need Standby Storage - There are three reasons you need standby storage. First, it provides the best way to recover from a ransomware attack. Second, it enables you to recover from a hard failure of your production storage systems. Third, it provides you with
Managing QLC to Make it Enterprise Class - At StorONE we recently launched the All-Flash Array.next. While our use of Optane gets all the headlines, how we manage QLC is a real technical achievement that can benefit data centers of all sizes. QLC offers enterprises excellent read performance,
Storage Price Check - It’s time for a storage price check and a sanity check. One of the most frustrating things about enterprise storage is trying to understand how much a system is going to cost you, and if the vendor is giving you
Hybrid Instead of All-Flash - For most organizations, it makes more sense to use arrays that are hybrid instead of all-flash. Hybrid arrays are more efficient in how they utilize resources and are, therefore, more cost-effective. Intelligent storage software, like StorONE’s S1 Enterprise Storage Platform,
What is SRMaaS? - To keep up with the capacity and performance demands, IT is continually adding new storage systems to the data center. At Storage Switzerland, we find it is not uncommon for an organization to have seven or more different storage systems