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Reducing the Cost of Scaling Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions start innocently enough. The organization starts with two or three nodes and initially it handles all their compute, and storage needs quite well. As the environment scales because of the growth of the initial workloads or

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How to Modernize the Data Protection Architecture

Modernization of various components and processes within the data center is a popular topic with IT professionals. One area of concentration is the data protection architecture. Advances in both software and hardware promise to dramatically reduce recovery times while at

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White Paper: Protecting the Distributed Enterprise

Organizations, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, are becoming more global. The problem is that a global organization means distributed data centers. It is not uncommon for an organization to have multiple data centers, remote offices with applications and thousands of

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Paper: How to Reduce the Cost of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise affordability and simplicity because they are created with commodity servers which are clustered together. These servers are called nodes and the infrastructure expands by adding additional nodes to the cluster. Additional nodes though, mean making space

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What Should You Do If You Are Using Mozy to Protect Servers?

Mozy customers have a decision to make, now. For now, Carbonite continues to maintain the Mozy cloud but if your organization is using Mozy to protect servers, it is time to move off of Mozy cloud. The good news is

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Do You Have an NVMe Strategy?

NVMe has been in the market for over a year and is living up to its promise to offer game-changing performance. Most vendors have NVMe products available. Traditional vendors are adding NVMe to their existing storage systems as well as

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White Paper: Storage Diversity vs. Storage Consolidation

The advantages of storage consolidation, better utilization lowered operational costs, seem like compelling reasons for IT to consolidate all their storage systems down to a single system. Why then is the data center becoming more and more storage diversified? There

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White Paper: What if the Cloud Backed itself Up?

Hybrid IT is the standard by which most organizations operate. Protecting both on-premises and cloud-based data sets is more critical than ever. The problem is that protecting these environments require separate software applications. The process for protecting cloud-native applications is

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White Paper: Even All-Flash Needs a Data Management Strategy

All-Flash Arrays (AFA) have one stunning attribute. They are fast. In some cases, an AFA provides more performance than the typical data center needs. As a result, it seems that AFAs render traditional data management practices obsolete. AFAs are typically

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