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Machine Learning, AI and IoT have a File System Problem - Unstructured data applications are increasingly IO hungry. It’s a problem that impacts not only the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market, but also the traditional enterprise as they start initiatives like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). In
Disaster Recovery Planning Getting From Bad to Good - Disaster Recovery, at its most basic, is making a copy of data and securing that copy off-site. Unfortunately, it is details like how long can the organization afford to be without the application and how much data can the organization
2018 SMB Disaster Preparedness Guide - Small to medium-sized businesses face unique challenges when it comes to disaster recovery. They have to deal with a much tighter budget than a larger business, while at the same time having to meet very similar recovery expectations for users.
How to Prevent a Cloud Migration Boomerang - Recent studies indicate that as many as 50% of cloud migrations need to move back into the data center. While there are many reasons for this boomerang effect, lack of data consistency is one of the most common. The CAP
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

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