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Is Hybrid Cloud Backup Dead?

Traditional backup processes were developed for local backup systems, not the cloud, and so were not designed to minimize the time required to complete backup jobs over a WAN. Most cloud backup solutions leverage this same technology, storing data locally

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Briefing Note: HDS Acquires Pentaho to bring Big Data Analytics to the Masses

HDS just announced it’s completed the acquisition of analytics platform manufacturer Pentaho, a move that’s been in the works for several months. As expected from an established player in the storage space, HDS has been focused on Big Data Analytics,

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Briefing Note: Why buy a Backup Appliance from a Disk Drive Vendor?

Seagate CSS (Cloud Systems and Solutions), a division of this long-time disk drive manufacturer, was put together to develop storage infrastructure solutions for the hyper-scale cloud provider and OEM markets, among others. More than just a component manufacturer ‘moving up

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StorageShort: Is Software-only SDS the best way to implement this technology?

There are a number of ways to implement SDS, including as a software-only solution. This method allows the user to provide the hardware, even re-purposing existing equipment in some cases. There are a number of user benefits to leveraging SDS

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StorageShort: What is Vendor-defined SDS and does it benefit the user?

SDS promises to deliver a number of benefits to end users, including flexibility, management simplicity and cost savings. Storage vendors can also leverage SDS technologies, but many do it for their own benefits. In this Storage Short, Storage Switzerland Founder,

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StorageShort: Is SDS Ready for Production?

A recent webinar poll of the audience showed that over half were concerned that SDS wasn’t really ‘ready for prime time’. In this storage short, George Crump and Thomas Cornley from Nexenta discuss what makes SDS solutions appropriate for mission-critical,

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Briefing Note: OCZ’s new Enterprise-class SSDs deliver on advantages of NVMe

SSDs are about to get a lot faster, thanks to NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) the new industry standard interface for solid-state storage products. It was developed to replace SAS/SATA and fully exploit the advantages of non-volatile memory technologies like NAND

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Why would you buy a Storage System without QoS?

QoS (Quality of Service) is a topic that’s becoming more common in storage discussions, partly due to the rise of multi-tenant environments like public clouds. QoS puts management controls on storage resources, especially processing power, so they can maintain performance

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How Storage Vendors Integrate VVols

VVols simplifies the process of setting up and managing storage to support VMs by enabling VMware administrators and users to create specific storage policies. But under the covers VMware leaves the implementation of VVols to the storage array vendor. In

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ChalkTalk Video: Beyond File Sync and Share – Why IT needs a Data Services Platform

Join Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump, and CTERA’s VP of Marketing Jeff Denworth, in this ChalkTalk video as they discuss how IT can leverage a data services platform to address the needs of the company, moving beyond file sync and

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