Deduplication

Deduplication

Bringing Tier 0 in From the Lunatic Fringe – Violin Systems Briefing Note - In most data centers, Tier 1 production storage has evolved from high-end hard disk-based systems to hybrid systems supported by flash to all-flash arrays. These Tier 1 systems are also typically well equipped with enterprise features like snapshots, replication and
Software Defining Secondary Storage – Quest QoreStor Briefing Note - Secondary storage systems primarily store backup and archive data. These systems often store ten to twenty times the capacity of primary storage systems. Vendors realize the opportunity and are now flooding into the market. Most of the solutions are turnkey
Creating Flow for Successful Disaster Recovery – NAKIVO Briefing Note - Nakivo 8 – Disaster Recovery Workflow Many backup and replication software solutions claim to help organizations recover from a disaster but just as backups are more than copying data from point A to point B, disaster recovery is more than
Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note - Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a
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

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