Product Briefings

Building a Better Backup Appliance – iXsystems Briefing Note - When it comes to storing backup data, IT professionals have a lot of options from which to choose. Dedicated backup appliances tend to be the most popular selection. Another option is using the backup software’s built-in storage capabilities and building
How to Protect Applications Running in Google Cloud – HYCU Software Briefing Note - When they are migrating or creating cloud-native applications, organizations need to consider how best to protect those applications. Most cloud providers provide very good high availability but don’t provide robust point-in-time recovery capabilities. Recovery from data corruption, user error and
Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5 - Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with
Overcoming The Object Storage Stumbling Block – Complexity – Scality Briefing Note - The case for object storage is compelling. Object stores can scale to store hundreds of petabytes of information very cost-effectively. They also support a variety of unstructured data use cases including replacing NAS for storing home directories, long-term storage of
True WAN Optimization is not Deduplication – Bridgeworks Briefing Note - The four walls of the data center no longer confine users, applications, and data. Organizations are multi-site, and users want to work from anywhere. Making “work from anywhere” a reality still requires data and data still has gravity. Data has
How the Cognitive Era Impacts Storage – Vexata Briefing Note - Many enterprises have started or are well down the path of exploring the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning. The result of all of these initiatives is the cognitive era where systems almost appear to think
Dramatic Improvements in Analytics Performance by Using Computational Storage – NGD System Briefing Note - The first step in providing an answer to any question is to narrow down the choices. Analytics applications, both modern and legacy, are no different. In response to a query, they must scan massive amounts of data to select the
Fixing the Broken Archive – Archive360 2018 Update - Data Management (archiving) looks good on the IT whiteboard. It is the process of moving old data from existing primary storage systems to an archive system. The process should free up primary storage capacity, simplify the data protection process and
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
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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