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StorageShort: The Changing Face of Disasters

When it comes to disaster recovery planning, we tend to focus on grand scale events that impact entire regions of a country. The reality is though that most disasters are smaller in scale. These smaller disasters have a similar severity

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StorageShort: Copies Aren’t Bad but Managing Copies Is Critical

Organizations need to make copies of data for a lot of excellent reasons, and it’s better to make a copy than to impact production performance. The challenge is managing those copies. Organizations without proper control over copy data find that

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StorageShort: Is Your Backup Hybrid IT Ready?

Organizations looking to adopt a Hybrid IT strategy are facing new challenges when it comes to protecting these environments. The single biggest challenge is that the application and its data can be on-premises or in the cloud without the data

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StorageShort: Developing a Storage Consolidation Strategy that Lasts

At some point every IT team ventures out on a mission to consolidate its storage assets. Over the years the organization probably has created a collection of systems that do a variety of tasks ranging from systems for high-performance storage

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StorageShort: Best Practices for 2018 – Eliminate Bad Practices

There are two storage habits that IT professionals should try to eliminate in 2018. The first is the practice of buying more primary storage when the current primary storage system reaches its capacity. The second is counting on the backup

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StorageShort: What are the Use Cases for Composable Storage?

A composable storage system can be virtually subdivided into independent arrays that provide more specific control over the allocation of performance and capacity. As opposed to quality of service (QoS), which tries to make sure certain applications get the performance

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StorageShort: How to Overcome the Fear of File Deletion

The statistic that 85% of data in most data centers has not been accessed in the last year is often cited, and for the most part it is very accurate. Organizations create more data than ever and retain that information

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StorageShort: Why Does The Data Center Need NVMe Over Fabrics?

The NVMe protocol allows servers or storage systems to communicate to flash storage with more optimally. This PCIe-based architecture enables larger command sets and IO queue depths resulting in lower latency and greater performance. It is a wholesale replacement for

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StorageShort: Disaster Recovery – Secondary Site vs. Public Cloud

During a disaster everyone needs a place to go, including an organization’s applications and data. Ideally that “place” is prepared. For decades the only real decision for IT was just how prepared would the DR site be? Options ranged from

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Minor Disasters Need Major Attention

The scope of a disaster is based on its sphere of influence. A major disaster impacts a wide region and causes hundreds of businesses to go into disaster recovery mode. A minor disaster impacts only a single organization and often

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