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Cloud Backup: Integrate or Rip and Replace? - An ideal use case for the cloud is for backup. It automatically creates an offsite copy; most cloud providers automatically replicate that backup to another cloud region, and now some providers offer disaster recovery services. One of the upfront challenges
Three Steps to Architecting Storage for Commercial HPC - The storage architecture requirements for Commercial HPC are different from those for traditional enterprise storage architecture. They are also different from the traditional HPC requirements. Most enterprise IT professionals try to either extend their current storage architectures, which are supporting
Why Data Movement Breaks Data Management and How to Fix It - The primary goal of a data management strategy is to reduce storage costs. Achieving that goal requires that at some point data will have to move from primary storage to a less expensive secondary storage. The movement of data between
Commercial HPC vs. Enterprise Storage - High-Performance Computing (HPC) is no longer a workload for academia, now organizations of all types and sizes have HPC like workloads that require scalable, sequential access to vast amounts of unstructured data. These initiatives need rapid access and need to
How to Design Storage for Commercial HPC - High-Performance Compute (HPC) and commercial data centers used to be two distinctly separate entities, but now businesses of all types are conducting HPC-like operations. These organizations have large amounts of unstructured data that they need rapid sequential access to for
The Data Management Imperative vs. IT Reality - Data management is hard, and with the massive growth of data this task is becoming even more difficult. But, data growth is also making data management an imperative. Organizations need to figure out a way to better manage their data
What is Tape as a Service? - Tape should be a critical component of every data center. As a medium, it is cost effective and easy to transport. It also provides diversity as an offline alternative media choice to hard disk based technology. The problem is that
What Type of Cloud Provider Do You Need? - IT’s impression of the cloud has evolved over the past few years. Most IT professionals see the cloud not as a competitor but as another tool in the IT toolbox. Like any other tool, when used in the right circumstances
Mergers and Data Protection – The Cost of Doing Nothing - One of the most significant challenges when two organizations merge is what to do with the data protection process. In all likelihood, before the merger, each organization had its data protection practices and policy. The overwhelming tendency is to do
The Three New Requirements of Unstructured Data Protection - Unstructured data has been a part of the data center since there were data centers. However, over the last decade, unstructured data has fundamentally changed. What was once data consisting of office productivity documents created by users is now data

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