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Making Object Storage Simpler at Petabyte Scale with Intelligent Management

Organizations struggling to store and manage an ever rising flood of unstructured data turned to the cloud and object storage in order to contain or reduce costs. But, over time many of them discovered that increasing, recurring costs to store

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NAS vs. Object: Performance – Thinly Provisioned NAS

Network Attached Storage (NAS) filers were originally designed to be a central repository that provides fast access to frequently changing files on primary storage. NAS also makes it simple to add more storage capacity over existing Ethernet networks. However, the

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NAS vs. Object: Protecting High File Count Systems

The modern data center today is faced with storing, managing and protecting an ever-increasing torrent of data, most of which needs to be stored for indefinite periods of time due to various government rules, regulations and laws. File counts have

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Qnext’s FileFlex Virtualizes File Access across Disparate Storage Infrastructures and Devices

Modern organizations today, regardless of size, are faced with many laws and government regulations that require them to maintain control and security of their data as well as properly protecting that data. At the same time, they have to meet

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Avere FXT 5000 Series Edge Filer Product Analysis

For quite some time now, organizations have been struggling with increasingly expensive and complex infrastructures as they fight to control and protect the ever-increasing avalanche of unstructured data. At the same time, they need to meet the demands from users

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Tape vs Cloud for Archive and Cold Data

As my colleague, George Crump, discussed in a previous article, “What is Better than Cloud Storage for Cold Data”, cloud storage is great for processing active data but becomes increasingly expensive for storing cold data that is seldom accessed. While

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How Tape Protects Data Integrity

In a previous article, “What is Tape? – A History and a Future”, we examined some of the basics of tape technology, past and present. We saw how new developments in the electromagnetic coatings used on tapes has resulted in

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What is Tape? – A History and a Future

Tape, as a data storage medium in computers, is a technology that is over 60 years old and was first used to backup data from a Univac I system back in 1951. It continued to be used to back up

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Why Tape still matters today

In our column, “What’s Better than Cloud Storage for Cold Data”, my colleague George Crump discussed how cloud storage can be a cost effective alternative to onsite storage for active data, but where cold data is concerned it becomes a

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The CryptoLocker Legacy – Another Reason for Strong Data Protection

When IT professionals think of data protection, they think of protecting that data from accidental deletion or catastrophic loss from a disk array failure. The goal of the data protection process is to maintain access to data when these events

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