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More than a Re-Brand: HDS Becomes Hitachi Vantara

The big news out of Hitachi Next 2017 is the company is rebranding itself as Hitachi Vantara, combining the properties of Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group into a single integrated business. The goal of the new organization

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The Hidden Cost of Hardware Hyperconvergence

Hardware hyperconvergence is supposed to make the life of the IT professional easier by bundling compute, networking, hypervisor and storage software into a single bundle. To a large extent hardware hyperconvergence lives up to the hype, at least initially. But

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Scaling Out Backup

Secondary storage, the storage that holds among other things backup data, will potentially store 10X the amount of capacity primary storage will. In addition, organizations are expecting more from their backup solutions; faster recoveries, data management and copy data management.

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How Are Backup Software Products Responding to Ransomware?

Backup software products are starting to adopt anti-ransomware features – and that’s a good thing. Ransomware has clearly expanded beyond consumers and is regularly attacking businesses and government entities. But not every backup company is convinced this is a problem

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The Importance of Cloud DRaaS Performance

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves a lot of IT challenges, especially when trying to meet the organization’s need for a DR strategy. As a result, there is a glut of solutions in the market. Situations like Hurricane Harvey

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Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company?

For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is

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Why is the Cloud a problem for Enterprise File Sync and Share?

Some see the reliance on the public cloud as the Achilles’ heel of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS). While EFSS products are more robust than their consumer-grade counterparts, their use of the cloud does add a number of concerns

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