Virtualization

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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
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
What is the Value of Hybrid Flash in an All-Flash Era? - When flash storage first became viable for the enterprise, it was also very expensive. Early devices where low in capacity as well. Hybrid systems overcame these two shortcomings by mixing hard disk and flash technologies. These systems added the capability
What is Software Defined Networking? - Like other software defined initiatives, software defined networking (SDN) abstracts the networking operating environment from the hardware switches and controller. The SDN promise is to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency by managing a set of physical top of rack
The Hub Problem with Distributed Backup - Protecting data at remote offices and distributed data centers is challenging to say the least. Typically, organizations try to implement backup locally by installing a backup server and some disk or tape. IT then tries to manage the process remotely
Is Your All-Flash Array Leaking? - An all-flash array is supposed to be the pinnacle of storage performance but these systems have a secret; they are leaking performance. Proof of this is simple, take the raw IOPS of the drives inside the typical all-flash array and
Why Virtualization STILL Breaks Backup - With the broad adoption of server virtualization by data centers, it became apparent that protection of the new environment was very inadequate. Organizations faced in-guest protection or very fragile off-host architectures. As adoption continued, VMware and others made significant strides
Why Can’t SDS Be More Like VMware? - VMware fundamentally changed server deployment. Prior to VMware the best practice was “one-server, one-app” which, as Intel processors continued to increase in power, led to a massive waste of compute resources. VMware allowed applications to be safely stacked on those
End-User Acceptance, Priority 1 for Enterprise Endpoint Backup - There are a lot of excellent reasons to deploy an enterprise-wide data protection strategy and at the top of the list is protecting users from Ransomware. One of the critical challenges, though, to successfully deploying an enterprise-wide endpoint backup strategy,
Are Hybrid Arrays the New Secondary Storage - Before all-flash hybrid arrays existed, systems made up of flash, and high performance hard disk drives were the go-to option for organizations looking to solve performance problems. However, hybrid systems’ dominance was short lived as all-flash arrays came to market

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