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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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Simplifying the Path to Open-Source Storage – SUSE Version 6 Briefing Note

Software-defined storage (SDS) is growing in popularity as a path to achieving a public cloud-like experience on-premises. Among the key objectives in moving to SDS is cutting the costs and improving the flexibility of the storage infrastructure. Ceph is a

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Why Current Data Protection Architectures Miss the Mark

In response to the increased need for rapid recovery, longer data retention and the desire to support the cloud for vaulting and disaster recovery, alternative solutions are appearing on the market to try and correct the shortcomings of legacy architectures.

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Backup-as-a-Service for Legacy and Modern Infrastructure – Tributary Systems Briefing Note

Object storage stands to unlock cost-effective archive and disaster recovery, but most object storage systems can’t keep up with the pace that backup applications can send data to them. Another pain point is that some mission-critical applications may need to

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MeetTheCEO: HubStor’s Geoff Bourgeois

To date, many enterprises have relied on backup technologies to meet archiving requirements. However, as data protection requirements become more demanding, this approach falls short. Backups must be continuous (or nearly so), creating an expensive storage capacity problem when these

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How to Backup Google Cloud SQL – HYCU Briefing Note

Each of the major cloud providers, Amazon, Google and Azure, provide SQL as a service. While these providers offer data protection, that protection is more for high availability (HA) rather than backup. Most cloud providers leverage replication to protect against

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Is Your Data Protection Architecture Holding You Back?

In most organizations the data protection architecture has gone unchanged for almost a decade. It’s true that certain components within the architecture change because of technological advances or forced refreshes but the basic design remains the same. The challenge with

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Cut Costs, Increase Quality and Accelerate Delivery of New Applications – IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline

Application development is quickly changing from the old waterfall approach where applications were delivered once a year and all at once, to a more continuous development method where applications are delivered more frequently with more incremental changes between releases. The

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