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Why Backup is Breaking Hyper-Converged Infrastructures and How to Fix it - The goal of a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is to simplify how to apply compute, network and storage resources to applications. Ideally, the data center’s IT needs are consolidated down to a single architecture that automatically scales as the organization needs
Putting the Wheels Back on Your Data Center Modernization Project - Most Global 2000 IT Infrastructure and Operations Managers feel like the wheels have come off their data center modernization project. The goal was to create an environment that can respond to the needs of thousands of applications simultaneously and automatically.
Never Obsolete Without the Green - Recently, storage vendors started to promote a concept of evergreen storage. Essentially, the vendor will swap out the customer’s storage hardware with the latest, more capable hardware at some point in the maintenance contract. The problem is this swap-out is
Seven Storage Mistakes Data Centers Make During a Merger - Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace in today’s business climate. A key aspect of one of these transactions is how to combine the IT infrastructures of the two organizations. IT plays a critical role in making sure the combination is more
How to Manage Data Without Putting it in Jail - Data growth requires a response. For some organizations, that response is upgrading to a more scalable higher performing NAS or an on-premises object storage. For others it is moving some data sets to public cloud storage. Historically, these migrations are
It’s Hard Out There for a Pump: The Changing Nature of Content Storage and Delivery - Content distribution and delivery systems, historically referred to as video pumps, have a much more complicated job than ever before. While technology is enabling streamlining of some operations, it is also increasing customer expectations of anytime, anywhere availability. How the
Ceph: Roll Your Own or Turnkey? - Ceph offers an open source storage alternative to those who need object, block, and file services. Initially developed at UC Santa Cruz and funded by a number of government agencies, Ceph has grown into a very interesting solution for a
Does All-Flash Really Eliminate VMware Performance Tuning? - VMware, as it became the standard in the data center, created a huge storage problem, often called the IO blender. Fortunately, as the IO blender problem was about to reach its peak, hybrid and all-flash arrays came to market reducing
MeetTheCEO of CloudLanes - CloudLanes CEO, Asif Moinuddin is our guest on this LIVE MeetTheCEO with Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Mr. Moinuddin’s background, introduces listeners to CloudLanes creators of the Cloud Data Platform, which enables enterprises to responsibly
New White Paper – Can You Use The Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation? - Most organizations have a subset of data they need to preserve. Preservation is different than archiving. Preservation means that the data can’t be changed, must always be readable and the organization needs to know who is accessing it. Often there

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