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Rubrik Addresses Age Old Backup Problems

The backup and recovery process is complex and brittle. Virtualization has only made the situation worse. To meet the ever increasing demands of their users and application owners IT professionals have been forced to try a never ending parade of

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Creating an Object Storage System that Bridges the gap to Tape

All data is not equal. It needs to be stored on different types of medium depending on the use case. Even within the archive dataset, all data is not created equal. Just like there are tiers of storage for primary

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The Anatomy of a Consolidated Storage System

It has long been a goal of IT professionals to consolidate the storage infrastructure to a single storage system that would meet both the performance and long-term capacity needs of the data center. This goal however has proven to be

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Portfolio Analysis: DDN Delivers a Powerful Portfolio for the Data Intensive Enterprise

General Motors and General Electric, both in business for over a century, now employ more IT professionals than most IT vendors. Both companies have described themselves as software firms. At the heart of any IT company is data and most

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Infrascale Launches Cloud Failover Appliance with Complete DRaaS Functionality

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves some important problems that administrators at small and medium-sized organizations face. When done correctly, it can provide a turnkey service that eliminates the need for managing a secondary recovery site and automate the process

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Real-time Hybrid Arrays – The Next Generation of Cost-Effective High Performance

Product Analysis of AssuredSAN 4000 with RealStor The world has changed for IT. Social media, the internet of things, the proliferation of mobile devices, etc, are creating the challenge of real-time computing. Processing power has become plentiful and virtualization has

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OCZ’s NVMe SSDs provide Lower Latency and Faster, more Consistent Performance

When non-volatile flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSDs) were introduced, the protocol support included SAS/SATA. These interfaces were designed for hard disk drives (HDDs) and had more latency than was ideal for flash, but it made for easier integration of SSDs

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Product Analysis: Asigra Converged Data Protection Appliance

Asigra Cloud Backup is a robust, multi-tenant data protection offering built exclusively for Managed Service Providers. For almost three decades, the solution has enabled MSPs to provide enterprise class backup and recovery services to their customers worldwide. But the infrastructure

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CTERA Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.0

One of IT’s primary jobs is providing services to support employee productivity, things like data access, file sharing and collaboration, which now includes smartphone and tablet support to enable a mobile workforce. These are services that employees need and will

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Infrascale Evolves Backup Appliance to Backup Accelerator

Cloud backup is a very crowded market, it is critical for vendors in the space to differentiate themselves through innovation so they can help their customers solve real data protection problems. In this product analysis Storage Switzerland looks at Infrascale’s new Cloud Backup Accelerator which is an excellent example of this innovation. It solves a real problem that data centers are facing when they consider hybrid cloud backup, maintaining the on-site appliance. The cloud backup accelerator simplifies the on-site presence by removing capacity concerns. This leads to a more affordable solution that is easier for busy organizations to consume.

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