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It’s Not If Backup Software is Using Cloud Storage, it’s How

Almost every backup solution on the market today claims some form of cloud storage support. IT planners need to understand what type of cloud storage their backup solution provides and if the architecture of the solution can genuinely take advantage

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What is Purpose-Built Backup?

Consolidation of backup hardware and software is perpetually on the mind of IT professionals. At some point, a well-meaning IT Manager initiates a consolidation effort to try to simplify backup operations by consolidating backup hardware and software onto a single

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The How and Why of High-Performance Primary Storage as-a-service

The key to reducing primary storage costs is to better manage the data that is on primary storage. The problem remains that IT lacks the tools, and more importantly the time, to properly manage the workloads that primary storage supports.

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What is a Second-Generation Cloud Strategy?

Adoption of cloud services is following a trend similar to on-premises data center infrastructure. Many data centers begin using a single infrastructure vendor, compromising flexibility for the assumed simplicity of a single solution. As data centers evolve, they gravitate toward

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Key Management – The Dirty Secret of HCI Encryption

Edge data centers can be remote retail locations or offices, oil rigs, temporary command centers and even mobile data centers in the back of a van. Finding a solution that provides the performance edge data centers need at a price

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Meet The CEO: HYCU, Inc’s Simon Taylor

Backup and Recovery is as old as the data center itself, but organizations still struggle with the process. IT professionals have tried many solutions to solve their data protection solutions, and the market is full of options, but none seem

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 2 Wrap Up

The second day of Flash Memory Summit (FMS) was another busy one for Storage Switzerland, including presenting with Jay Kramer, an FMS founder and CEO of Network Storage Advisors. (Briefing 1 and 2 are available in our post “Flash Memory

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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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