Deduplication

Deduplication

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
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
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
Hardware Defined All-Flash Arrays for a Software Defined World – Storbyte Briefing Note - While software-defined storage (SDS) captures the attention of the market, enterprise IT professionals know that the hardware still matters. The problem is that while a multitude of SDS solutions have come to market the hardware selection pool is essentially limited
Protecting the VMware Only Data Center – Unitrends Briefing Note - Today, companies that make up the “M” part of small to medium sized businesses (SMB) as well as small enterprises, have data centers that are 100% or close to 100% virtualized, leveraging VMware as their hypervisor. There are no “teams”
Understanding All-Flash Costs – X-IO Briefing Note - All-flash arrays are quickly becoming the production storage system of choice. Organizations like that all-flash arrays eliminate the need to constantly fine tune the environment to wring out that last little bit of performance. The problem is that flash arrays
Solving the Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Problem – Elastifile Briefing Note - Executive leadership wants IT to move the organization to the cloud but does not realize that from a data management perspective, the cloud is akin to the wild, Wild West. To move applications requires refactoring them, and meeting the performance
Protecting The Data-Driven Organization – Imanis Data Briefing Note - Most organizations make decisions based on data. In recent years, the amount of data that these organizations can access to help make those decisions has exploded. More data, though, won’t help unless the organization can analyze that data. It became
Overcoming Backup Appliance Conventional Wisdom – ExaGrid Briefing Note - There are two key assumptions when it comes to purpose-built backup appliances. First, they must have inline deduplication and second, they will all be replaced by backup software solutions as they add deduplication functionality to their software and start selling
What’s Next in Enterprise Backup Appliances? INFINIDAT Backup Appliance Briefing Note - Backup Appliances come in two forms. Integrated appliances that have the backup software pre-installed on them and appliances that act as stand-alone systems so they can accept input from a variety of backup sources. The second type is probably more

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