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
StorageShort: Does Flash Create Networking Problems? - All-flash arrays solve many performance problems. But the latency reduction they bring also exposes other weak links in the storage IO architecture. One of the most exposed areas is the network. For example, many times IT will install the flash
StorageShort: The Recovery Paradox – Close Copy vs. Far - One of the challenges to designing a successful disaster recovery solution is where to keep copies of your data. A close copy allows for a rapid recovery in the event of a failure since it is seconds away. But in
StorageShort: Curing The Windows Ransomware Problem - Windows file servers are a prime target for ransomware attacks. They are chock full of files, just waiting to be encrypted. They are also one the last set of servers to have patches applied. In this StorageShort Video we discuss
StorageShort: Are You Ready for the New Recovery Time Objective? - As long as there has been applications, there have been applications that need zero, or near zero downtime. These are applications where the life of the organization, or even human lives, literally depend on its operation. There has also always

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