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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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Dealing with the AI and Analytics Data Explosion – MapR Briefing Note

Accuracy and response time defines the success or failure of an AI or analytics project. The faster and more accurate the response the more trusted the system is. The more data provided to the project the more accurate it becomes.

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Making Multi-Cloud a Reality – SwiftStack Briefing Note

Once an organization migrates data to and reaps the benefits of using the cloud, they often want more. Multi-cloud is the number one request of organizations initiating or expanding their cloud presence. These organizations want to move applications between on-premises

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Why Protect Data in the Cloud? – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note

The motivation to protect cloud-based applications is different from on-premises applications. Cloud providers like Amazon do a good job of providing a basic level of data protection, including resilience from media failure, snapshots, and multi-cloud replication. The most common cause

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The Problem with Using Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Retention – Nexsan Briefing Note

Compared to on-premises archive storage the cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. An organization can start small, grow incrementally and only pay for the storage they are using. There is a crossover point however where it is

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What are Ransomware Attack Loops and How to Prevent Them – Asigra Briefing Note

Ransomware is the “new” disaster with which every data center, regardless of location, needs to be concerned. IT must take steps to protect the organization’s data, and even its brand from ransomware. A successful defense against ransomware requires user training

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Designing a Cloud Strategy for the Real World – SoftNAS Briefing Note

The path to Hybrid IT is messy. The on-premises data footprint continues to grow at an alarming rate. On-premises applications also continue to sprawl, and the number of critical workloads only increases. Moving an application to the cloud often requires

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