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Do Data Centers have Boundaries Anymore? – CloudVelox Briefing Note

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Sometimes you feel like a cloud. Sometimes you don’t. That’s the idea behind the boundary-less data center. Sometimes you want to run a workload in the public cloud and sometimes you want to run it on your hardware. A boundary-less

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It’s Important to get Hyper-V Backups Right

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It’s very easy to find yourself far down the path of virtualization and forget something so trivial as backup. This is not a problem new to virtualization, as backup has often been on the sidelines in many people’s eyes. But

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The Importance of Application Aware Snapshots

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An application aware snapshot is one that is taken with the knowledge of an application that is storing its data on the volume. If you need a primer on snapshots, please see our previous blog on the subject. The taking

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How Fast can you Recover in the Cloud?

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Some say it’s possible to recover servers into the cloud so quickly – and perform in the cloud so well – no one will even notice that a recovery happened. But one should definitely not assume this will be the

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The Challenges Facing Docker on Windows – WinDocks Briefing Note

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Until containers support persistent storage that can be easily backed-up, their use will be limited to test and development. This is not to say that containers can’t bring significant value to the test and development world. It’s just that they

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Does Networking as a Service Make Sense? – Datto Briefing Note

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The “as a service” moniker is appearing everywhere. Everything from storage to compute to networking is now being offered as a service. More and more companies are opting to have service providers provide their core infrastructure services – as a

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On-Premises, in the Cloud, or Both?

On-Premises, in the Cloud, or Both?

If you ever ask someone whether your data should be on-premises, in the cloud, or both, the answer is often different depending on the source. Cloud vendors think you should store all of your data in the cloud. Traditional storage

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