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Why Should You Optimize File Servers?

Windows file servers remain one of the most popular ways for an organization to store and share data between employees. One of the reasons for this popularity is when a server reaches capacity or starts to suffer performance problems it’s

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How to use a Data Fabric to Power Your Cloud Workloads

More workloads are moving to the cloud every day, and those workloads require data. As mentioned in previous blogs, a data fabric is one way to ensure that all of your data is available everywhere you need it. It ensures

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What is an “Always-On” Data Center?

The always-on data center is a data center that can provide application availability to its users no matter what technical problems may occur. To meet this lofty expectation, IT professionals need to change the way they approach data protection and

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What are the Advantages of a Purpose-Built Cloud?

Some cloud backup providers are starting to build their own clouds for their purposes. Is that a good idea? Shouldn’t they use more general-purpose cloud providers like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft? What value can be derived from having your backup

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The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a

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How to Avoid Windows File Server to NAS Upgrades

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems were supposed to replace the Windows file server. But, Windows file servers are still the predominate means to share data within an organization. With the increase of processing power, internal storage capacity and network bandwidth,

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Powering Your Legacy Apps, Containers and HPC with One Data Fabric

In a recent article, Storage Switzerland introduced the concept of a data fabric. It is essentially a storage architecture that spans a variety of locations ranging from on-premises to the cloud. The goal is to create a data flow, where

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