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How to Make One Thousand Snapshots Useful

Almost every modern storage system claims to support “thousands” of snapshots of production data without impacting performance. While some of the lack of performance impact claims have proven to be suspect, there is little doubt that today’s storage solutions support

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Worried About Meeting Disaster Recovery SLAs? Consider These Capabilities

Data protection infrastructures face tremendous pressure. Copy data is growing even faster than production data as businesses create copies to support analytics, test and development, and other important initiatives. Copy data also needs to be retained for longer periods of

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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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How to Modernize the Data Protection Architecture

Modernization of various components and processes within the data center is a popular topic with IT professionals. One area of concentration is the data protection architecture. Advances in both software and hardware promise to dramatically reduce recovery times while at

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What is High versus Extreme Performance?

While some applications in the data center require extreme performance, high performance is now a default requirement for all production applications. How performance is measured varies by application (for example, one application might require very high throughput while others might

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Object Storage: More than Just Archive?

Object storage is typically almost exclusively associated with archive use cases. Long-term retention use cases are important when it comes to ensuring compliance, and object storage indeed functions effectively as a low-cost and searchable data repository. At the same time,

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Webinar: Will Your Backup Architecture Meet Tomorrow’s SLAs? 3 Steps to Make Sure!

Organizations, application owner and users all have much higher expectations of IT than ever before. They expect IT to recover real-time data instantaneously and recall aged data very quickly. These expectations mean that backup architectures are getting stretched at both

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The Problems that Scale-Out Architectures Create

Data intensive workloads like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Splunk, are unpredictable, making it very difficult to design flexible storage architectures to support them. In most cases, scale-out architectures utilize direct attached storage (DAS). While DAS delivers excellent performance to the

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New eBook: Do AI and High Velocity Analytics Require a New File System?

Even though the workloads are only a few years old, the typical file system used in AI and High Velocity Analytics was created decades ago. These file systems, while parallel in nature, were optimized for large file, high bandwidth environments,

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Dell Technologies World – The Dell Technologies Data Protection Strategy

Dell Technologies is evolving its data protection strategy to emphasize data management. As it does so, it is focusing its portfolio on being both “software-defined” (in that solutions may be deployed on-premises as stand-alone software or pre-integrated into an appliance),

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