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StorageShort: Archive is the Most Important Part of Your DR Plan - Archiving is the Rodney Dangerfield of IT process. In fact, in a recent poll performed by Storage Switzerland, a terrifying 67 percent of respondents indicated that they counted on the backup process to be part of their archive. How Are
StorageShort: Is Your DR Site A Single Point of Failure? - One of the most overlooked aspects of a disaster recovery strategy is making sure that data is being protected while you are at the DR site. In a classic primary to DR site replication strategy, a primary data center failure
StorageShort: How To Meet RPO/RTO Expectations - Organizations must meet increasingly strict recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Essentially they want their applications back up and running as soon as possible with minimal data loss. To meet these challenges IT professionals have to increase
StorageShort: The Problem With Splunk Storage Management - Of all the new applications on the market today, Splunk does make one of the best attempts to manage storage. It uses a bucket metaphor to make sure data is in the most performance and cost appropriate storage type. When
StorageShort: Will Machine Data Kill Backup? - One of the hardest things to protect is a server with millions of files on it. In the early days of my career, we specifically asked customers if they had such a server so we could develop special procedures to
StorageShort: How do you get Data to Google Coldline? - Have you ever wondered what it was like to transfer data to Google Coldline? It can be super easy or quite difficult, depending on the method you may use. George Simons of Sureline and Storage Switzerland’s Curtis Preston talk about
StorageShort: The Impact of NAS Sprawl - Network Attached Storage (NAS) are ideal for storing unstructured data, especially user home directories. But these systems tend to fill up and organizations end up buying additional units, in some cases dozens, which leads to NAS Sprawl. The situation is
StorageShort: The Use Cases for Containerized Legacy Apps - The move to containers is not just for new applications anymore. Organizations that have applications written in Java or .Net can now easily containerize them. Even packaged application providers like Oracle provide official images to run components of their architecture
StorageShort: Does Flash Durability Matter Anymore - When the enterprise started using flash, the durability of that media was a major concern for both vendors and IT professionals. It grew a little closer to failure each time data was written to the flash device. Visions of banks
StorageShort: Does Object Storage Make Sense for Backups? - One might wonder why anyone would use object storage now that we have so many deduplication storage arrays available. We tackle that question head on in this Storage Switzerland webinar. Here’s a quick peek at that discussion.

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