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StorageShort: Hybrid VMware’s Data Two Copy Problem

Hybrid VMware should allow an organization to run a virtual machine either on-premises or in the cloud. And that transfer between operating locations should be able to occur at a moment’s notice. The problem is, as we discuss in our

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StorageShort: Active Archives Need Rapid Recalls

The problem with the term “data archiving” is it implies a method to store data that hasn’t been accessed in a while and likely will never be accessed again. The of goal of archiving is to reduce costs by moving

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StorageShort: The High Density Flash Performance Problem

Thanks to the ever increasing density of flash, petabytes of flash storage in a few rack units is now reality. Imagine fitting all of the data center capacity needs in a space smaller than half a rack. The problem, though,

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StorageShort: Designing a Multiple Location NAS

In an effort to find talent many organizations have multiple locations so employees don’t have to move across the country or suffer through multiple hour commutes. Technology is the key enabler to having a number of locations but there is

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StorageShort: Overcoming Cloud’s Data Gravity Problem

Access to almost limitless, on-demand compute and storage means public cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure should be a factor in the strategy of almost any sized enterprise. Most experts recommend a hybrid approach, but the problem is data

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StorageShort: What Services Should MSPs Add To Their Portfolios?

Managed Service Providers (MSP) are under pressure to add more services to their portfolios. Most started with backup and now are looking to add services like application hosting and virtual desktop as a service. Not only are these services complicated

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StorageShort: Can You Convert from Fibre Channel to iSCSI or NFS?

When it comes time for a storage refresh, one of the first decisions an organization needs to make is whether it will stick with its legacy storage network or go another way. For most organizations this means deciding if they

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