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Why Do Point Products Break Backup

One of the most alarming trends in data protection is the number of different solutions data centers are deploying and managing so they can keep up with the organization’s recovery expectations and budget realities. The demands for rapid recovery are

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Is Your All-Flash Array Leaking?

An all-flash array is supposed to be the pinnacle of storage performance but these systems have a secret; they are leaking performance. Proof of this is simple, take the raw IOPS of the drives inside the typical all-flash array and

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Why Virtualization STILL Breaks Backup

With the broad adoption of server virtualization by data centers, it became apparent that protection of the new environment was very inadequate. Organizations faced in-guest protection or very fragile off-host architectures. As adoption continued, VMware and others made significant strides

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Why Can’t SDS Be More Like VMware?

VMware fundamentally changed server deployment. Prior to VMware the best practice was “one-server, one-app” which, as Intel processors continued to increase in power, led to a massive waste of compute resources. VMware allowed applications to be safely stacked on those

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Developing a Comprehensive Data Migration Strategy

Many organizations are working on a cloud data migration strategy. The problem is just working on a cloud migration strategy is too narrow and shortsighted. The cloud is not a single destination. There are multiple cloud providers and it is

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Why the Cloud Breaks Backup

For organizations that realize their backups are broken, the cloud appears to be an appealing way out of the mess. The problem is most legacy backup applications don’t have integrated cloud support, so leveraging the cloud either requires a bolt-on

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3 Reasons Why Networking Breaks HCI Scalability

One of the most appealing aspects of hyperconverged Infrastructures is their ability to scale. When IT needs more compute or storage resources to keep up with their rapidly growing enterprise, they are told to “just add a node”. There is

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