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How to Design a Modern Data Protection Architecture

Data Protection is changing. Today backup software can recover in-place, instantiating volumes directly on the backup storage which enables organizations to significantly reduce recovery windows. Consequently, the performance of the backup storage hardware matters more than ever. At the same

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Is it Time for Application-Focused Storage?

Service level agreements (SLAs) for application availability for business continuity, and for performance, are more demanding than ever before. Each application often has specific SLA requirements, which results in multi-vendor, heterogeneous IT infrastructures that are challenging to manage. As a

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Data Protection Versus Hyperconverged Data Protection

As applications’ data protection requirements become more unique, many enterprises are considering a hyperconverged data protection solution so they can “just drop in” a node to meet expansion needs. While at the surface this sounds like an agile and simple

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Moving on From Mozy Endpoint

Protecting laptops, tablets, and smartphones (endpoints) are more critical than ever. Users use endpoints of all types to create data essential to the organization, but the user may never store that data on a corporate (and protected) fileserver. One of

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Are NVMe Flash Arrays Viable for Traditional Workloads?

NVMe Flash Arrays promise an unprecedented level of performance thanks to the higher command count, queue depth and PCIe connectivity. Most NVMe Arrays are boasting IOPS statistics of close to one million IOPS and latency in the low hundreds of

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A Strategy for NVMe All-Flash in 2019

Hybrid Flash Arrays and All-Flash Arrays are fundamentally changing the way IT designs storage architectures. IT can create virtual environments with much higher virtual machine to physical server ratios, scale-up databases to support exponentially more users and add new workloads

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The Questions You’re NOT Asking Your DRaaS Provider

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is an ideal cloud use case. DRaaS uses a cloud provider’s resources and allocates them on-demand to an organization in the midst of a disaster. With DRaaS, organizations no longer need to worry about

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How to Evolve From Unstructured Data Protection to Unstructured Data Management

A recent report from Igneous, “The State of Unstructured Management 2018,” indicates that most IT professionals are not satisfied with their ability to meet organizational expectations about the backup, recovery, and retention of their unstructured data sets. The value that

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