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SlideShare: Complete Your Cloud Transformation – Store Your Data in The Cloud (and live to tell about it)

Organizations are moving to the cloud but according to a recent Osterman Research study, only 14% of companies have completed that transformation. The study clearly identifies data storage as an area where IT can easily accelerate their cloud transformation journey.

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StorCentric Acquires Retrospect – Comprehensive Primary through Secondary Storage Capabilities

The lines between primary and secondary storage infrastructures are blurring. Today’s typical backup and disaster recovery workloads require faster performance while production workloads demand growing amounts of capacity. IT requires as consolidated a storage infrastructure as possible for simplicity. At

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Data Management vs Data Protection

Storing data comes with responsibilities, two of which are managing that data and protecting it. Many organizations however, focus most of their attention on protecting the data and almost no attention to managing it. However, focusing attention solely on data

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How are the Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud Evolving?

As the cloud continues to mature, organizations are also increasing their sophistication in terms of how they leverage the cloud. A survey by Osterman Research corroborates what Storage Switzerland is hearing from end users – where previously the cloud was

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Hitachi Vantara Updates its Content Platform

Going Beyond Archive with Denser, More Intelligent Object Storage Object storage has long been viewed as an archive and long-term retention platform. But in the age of data-driven business intelligence, more frequent and more sophisticated cyberattacks, and data privacy regulations,

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What is the Best Way to Store Inactive Data?

In today’s data deluge, it is a challenge for IT professionals to get a comprehensive and confident grasp on all of the data that their organization is storing – never mind how that data is actually being used. The reality

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How to Make Data Archiving Easier Than Expanding Primary Storage

Most IT professionals will admit that most of their data is inactive and hasn’t been accessed in years. Storage Switzerland finds that over 80% of the data in most data centers falls into this category. There are viable solutions to

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What is Data Center Transformation?

“IT transformation” is among the most commonly-used (and arguably the most over-used) term in the industry today, but no matter how you define it, one thing is clear: almost universally, enterprises are revamping their IT infrastructure to better meet modern

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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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The Requirements of a Modern Data Protection Architecture

Previously, Storage Switzerland wrote about the challenges of trying to meet modern data protection requirements with legacy technologies, including the inability to scale-out and limited cloud integration. We also discussed the pros and cons of new backup appliances and converged

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