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Understanding the Cost of Data Protection Infrastructure

Protecting primary storage is significantly more expensive than the actual cost of primary storage. While, in most cases, data protection storage doesn’t need to perform at the same level as primary storage, it does need to provide acceptable performance, and

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The Problem with Gold-Only Data Protection Service Levels

A recent Storage Switzerland webinar dealt with the impact of the massive increase in the number of applications that data centers support on the data protection architecture. How does IT apply the right level of protection, set service levels, for

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Can Copy Data Management Replace Backup?

Backup makes a copy of primary data on a secondary storage tier. It then tries to isolate that copy so that it can’t be changed either from external forces like ransomware or internal influences like users. For the most part

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The Public Cloud’s Role in Unstructured Data Management

Organizations are now drowning in unstructured data. Addressing the growth and managing this data is increasingly a high priority for organizations. The public cloud has a role to play and vendors must carefully integrate it into their unstructured data protection

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What is the Data Governance Gap?

In the past most data related regulations focused on data protection and disaster recovery. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as other soon-to-come regulations, continue to have data protection and

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Embracing Cloud Storage Services for Data Durability and Availability

Legacy storage architectures are notoriously expensive and complex. Factor in the blazing pace at which data growth is accelerating, alongside rising pressure from the business for ubiquitous and always-on data availability, and a new nightmare is brewing for IT –

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Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives?

Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard

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Busting the NVMe Flash Myths

NVMe is the next wave of all-flash systems coming to market. These systems are fast, dense and scalable. They promise to fundamentally change the way IT designs storage architectures in support of existing applications, and they open up new possibilities

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Rethink Your Storage Strategy to Enable the Software-defined Data Center

It’s nearly impossible to turn anywhere without hearing about “IT modernization.” The term may be overused, but it is hard to overstate its importance. At its core, the concept of IT modernization means adopting a software-defined data center architecture that

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Can The Data Center Provide Database as a Service?

For companies considering a cloud first strategy, migrating database applications is high on the priority list. Organizations are growing tired of provisioning new servers and buying new storage systems to keep up with database application rollout. They are also tired

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