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The How and Why of High-Performance Primary Storage as-a-service

The key to reducing primary storage costs is to better manage the data that is on primary storage. The problem remains that IT lacks the tools, and more importantly the time, to properly manage the workloads that primary storage supports.

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Is Your Storage Architecture Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad term that can apply to various computing tasks, including machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics. Many AI projects are in a proof of concept stage, but CIOs and IT Managers need to

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VMware Storage Needs Intelligence and Awareness for a Different Experience

VMware continues to be at the heart of many data center infrastructures and will continue to be that heart for years, if not decades to come. Many of these infrastructures are still struggling however with the most basic of data

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When is it Time to Move to NVMe?

Most major storage vendors are now delivering Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) based All-Flash Arrays. Initially, most of these arrays use NVMe drives internally but connect to the storage network via standard network protocols like SCSI over Fibre Channel. A few

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Webinar: Designing SAN Infrastructure for NVMe

NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) are on the near-horizon for many organizations. IT planners need to ready their SANs for this new low latency, high-performance storage technology. To accomplish this task, organizations need to invest now in technology that

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Developing an NVMe over Fibre Channel Strategy

Most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) are setup as block devices connected via a Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN). The deterministic nature of FC and its inherent low latency are an ideal match for AFAs. As data centers begin to

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How to Meet the New Data Protection Requirements

Data protection, specifically the backup process, is a foundational element of most data center architectures. The requirements of that foundation though are shifting from an insurance policy that the organization hopes it rarely needs to an active component of the

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Why VMware Storage is STILL a Problem

Most VMware storage solutions attempt to fix storage pain points with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel. While the sledgehammer approach does solve or at least mask some VMware storage problems, many still remain. More importantly, the life of the

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Backup Retention vs. Data Retention

A recent blog “Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention” by Veeam’s Jonathan Butz discussed how healthcare organizations are creating overly complex and expensive backup infrastructure because they are considering backup as part of their records retention policy. Butz is

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Why Aren’t You Tiering Backup Data to the Cloud?

Organizations tend to treat all backup data the same. Generally, IT stores backup data on a relatively low performing, high capacity disk backup system. The problem is that this type of device doesn’t fit the restore requests that most IT

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