Streaming Recovery vs. In-Place Recovery – Which is Better? - Server recovery from backup typically means copying data from the backup device over the network back to a production storage system or server. In addition to copying the data across the network, the backup software has to extract it from
For All-Flash Performance, Hardware vs. Media - In recent years the industry has seen the evolution of flash media from Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based interconnects to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) based interconnects. And now, PCIe interconnect is standardized around
How to Modernize Data Protection and Live to Tell About it - There are several vendors on the market today that want customers to modernize their current data protection strategy by selecting their solution. The problem with most of the modern data protection solutions is they don’t support the current solution in
How to Facilitate Rapid Recovery - It’s no secret that rapid recovery is a non-negotiable business requirement today. Very few applications can stand even moments of downtime, never mind hours. However, getting there requires multiple steps that are not always immediately clear. The first step to
Data Management vs Data Protection - Storing data comes with responsibilities, two of which are managing that data and protecting it. Many organizations however, focus most of their attention on protecting the data and almost no attention to managing it. However, focusing attention solely on data
How are the Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud Evolving? - As the cloud continues to mature, organizations are also increasing their sophistication in terms of how they leverage the cloud. A survey by Osterman Research corroborates what Storage Switzerland is hearing from end users – where previously the cloud was
Converged Data Protection – The Components Matter - Converged or hyperconverged data protection typically delivers a solution to the customer as a single SKU, but that SKU is made up of several components. Each component within the converged architecture is critical to the overall success of the solution.
What is the Best Way to Store Inactive Data? - In today’s data deluge, it is a challenge for IT professionals to get a comprehensive and confident grasp on all of the data that their organization is storing – never mind how that data is actually being used. The reality
How to Make Data Archiving Easier Than Expanding Primary Storage - Most IT professionals will admit that most of their data is inactive and hasn’t been accessed in years. Storage Switzerland finds that over 80% of the data in most data centers falls into this category. There are viable solutions to
What is High versus Extreme Performance? - While some applications in the data center require extreme performance, high performance is now a default requirement for all production applications. How performance is measured varies by application (for example, one application might require very high throughput while others might

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