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Analysis of Actifio’s Results in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities of Data Center Backup and Recovery

The definition of backup is always changing. Backed up files or databases were typically put into some type of container, such as tar. When backups started being stored on disk, the tradition of putting backed up data into a container

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Gartner’s Critical Capabilities of Data Center Backup and Recovery – An Analysis

The definition of backup has changed. Backed up files or databases were typically put into some type of container, such as tar. This was always the case with backup tapes, because there was simply no way to directly transfer a

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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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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

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Can You Backup a Nutanix Cluster to Amazon S3? – Comtrade Software Briefing Note

Data centers of all types are increasingly trying to figure out how to store backups in the cloud. VMware and Hyper-V customers have a variety of options for doing this, but Nutanix customers using the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) have historically

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NetApp Holds Annual Conference Amidst Mandalay Bay Shooting

If NetApp handles its business as well as it handled Insight 2017 – held in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas – NetApp will do just fine. The conference, held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, went

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Is Recovery in the Cloud the New Standard

The cloud is increasingly becoming the disaster recovery option of choice. In fact, it’s really hard to argue with the cost and functionality available from the various cloud vendors that are available today. Recovering to the cloud seems even better

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Can You Share Files Without File Sync and Share?

Enterprise IT departments have struggled with file sharing for some time. The traditional solutions were deemed by many users to be passé and not in keeping with modern workflows. This caused many users to resort to consumer-grade solutions, leading to

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