StorageShort: Hybrid VMware’s Data Two Copy Problem - Hybrid VMware should allow an organization to run a virtual machine either on-premises or in the cloud. And that transfer between operating locations should be able to occur at a moment’s notice. The problem is, as we discuss in our
StorageShort: Active Archives Need Rapid Recalls - The problem with the term “data archiving” is it implies a method to store data that hasn’t been accessed in a while and likely will never be accessed again. The of goal of archiving is to reduce costs by moving
StorageShort: The High Density Flash Performance Problem - Thanks to the ever increasing density of flash, petabytes of flash storage in a few rack units is now reality. Imagine fitting all of the data center capacity needs in a space smaller than half a rack. The problem, though,
StorageShort: Designing a Multiple Location NAS - In an effort to find talent many organizations have multiple locations so employees don’t have to move across the country or suffer through multiple hour commutes. Technology is the key enabler to having a number of locations but there is
StorageShort: Overcoming Cloud’s Data Gravity Problem - Access to almost limitless, on-demand compute and storage means public cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure should be a factor in the strategy of almost any sized enterprise. Most experts recommend a hybrid approach, but the problem is data
StorageShort: What Services Should MSPs Add To Their Portfolios? - Managed Service Providers (MSP) are under pressure to add more services to their portfolios. Most started with backup and now are looking to add services like application hosting and virtual desktop as a service. Not only are these services complicated
StorageShort: Can You Convert from Fibre Channel to iSCSI or NFS? - When it comes time for a storage refresh, one of the first decisions an organization needs to make is whether it will stick with its legacy storage network or go another way. For most organizations this means deciding if they
StorageShort: Breaking Data Migration Myths - Typically IT has to perform a data migration from an old storage system to a new one every few years. The old system has either come off of maintenance, is out of capacity, or can’t deliver the performance the organization
StorageShort – Ransomware 101 - Ransomware is capturing more than its fair share of headlines. In this StorageShort, George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, and Gregg Ogden, Solutions Marketer at Commvault, discuss what ransomware is and what makes it different from other disasters that
StorageShort: How To Classify Your Applications for DR - Storage Switzerland’s W. Curtis Preston suggests in a recent video the key to a successful DR plan is classifying your applications into recovery buckets or priorities. But how exactly do you determine which applications should go into which bucket? In

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