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Streaming Recovery vs. In-Place Recovery – Which is Better?

Server recovery from backup typically means copying data from the backup device over the network back to a production storage system or server. In addition to copying the data across the network, the backup software has to extract it from

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Silos of Clusters – Is this the End Result of Data Center Modernization?

Applications like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and TensorFlow typically operate on scale-out architectures built from dozens, if not hundreds of servers, which act as nodes in the application’s cluster. Many organizations now use a mix of these applications to derive the

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New eBook: Hyperscale Performance, Is NVMe Enough?

Hyperscale architectures that support Elastic, Hadoop, and Kafka, often vary wildly between organizations and even within each organization. Each workload often needs its own cluster and IT teams are constantly trying new technology within those clusters, trying to improve performance.

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The State of Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud

Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud tend to be the direction that most organizations are heading with their cloud strategy. The problem is the path to both of these cloud strategies is full of unexpected twists and turns. What is Hybrid-Cloud? While these

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What is the State of Software Defined Storage?

Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts the storage software from the storage hardware. It sounds great on paper and looks great on the whiteboard but in execution it fails to impress. Storage Switzerland finds that the large majority of customers still

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Backup Retention vs. Data Retention

A recent blog “Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention” by Veeam’s Jonathan Butz discussed how healthcare organizations are creating overly complex and expensive backup infrastructure because they are considering backup as part of their records retention policy. Butz is

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Are You an Edge-Now Data Center?

We often think of edge data centers as a remote data center that an organization deploys to process a local data set in order to subsequently send that data set, or not, to a larger, primary data center. An example

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What’s the Hole in Your Ransomware Protection Strategy?

Over on the Aparavi Blog, Vicki Grey cited a recent study by The Herjavec Group, which indicated that ransomware attacks are on the rise. The report also states that ransomware attacks hit businesses every 14 seconds in 2019, and will

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Why Aren’t You Tiering Backup Data to the Cloud?

Organizations tend to treat all backup data the same. Generally, IT stores backup data on a relatively low performing, high capacity disk backup system. The problem is that this type of device doesn’t fit the restore requests that most IT

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