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The TCO of Premium Node Hardware for HCI

While the per node cost of using premium hardware in Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 (HCI) is higher than the per node cost of using commodity hardware common to HCI 1.0, the total cost of ownership is significantly lower. The primary reason

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Calculating the ROI of Data Protection Service Level Objective

Most data centers try to create a “best efforts” data protection strategy which treats all data and applications equally. Typically the organization uses one backup application, a single backup target device and replicates all data to a secondary site or

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Live Webinar: Three Steps to Modernizing Backup Storage

Backup software is continuously improving. Solutions like Veeam Backup and Replication deliver instant recoveries, enabling virtual machine volumes to instantiate directly on the backup device, without having to wait for data to transfer back to primary storage. These solutions can

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for Storage-Intensive Workloads?

The volume and business significance of storage-intensive workloads (e.g. high-volume analytics) is rapidly growing. As a result, cumbersome and expensive legacy storage infrastructures are weighing heavily not only on business’ bottom lines, but also on their ability to compete effectively.

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SlideShare: How Hyper-Converged 2.0 Can Bring Tier 1 Applications into Your HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructure is supposed to simplify the data center by creating an environment that automatically scales as new applications and workloads are added to it. The problem is that the current generation of HCI solutions can only address specific use

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Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance?

Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,

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Modernizing Backup and Disaster Recovery with Recovery Zones

Legacy backup practices are challenged to accommodate the application explosion that is upon us in today’s application-driven economy. Businesses are relying on a growing volume of applications for core, day-to-day processes, and these applications vary widely in terms of their

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In Hyperconverged Infrastructure – The Hardware Matters

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendors often talk about their software; in fact, an increasing number of them are claiming to be software vendors more so than hardware vendors. The HCI software stack is primarily made up of two components; a hypervisor

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How to Shrink the Data Protection Investment

The data protection infrastructure seems to be on a never ending growth curve. The organization is constantly buying more storage and software licenses to support the process. The reality is though that there are opportunities to downsize the organization’s data

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Edge Environments?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to quickly gain market traction, primarily on the promise of simplifying management and cutting infrastructure costs. With maturity come greater demands, in the HCI case most notably around performance and capacity. IT organizations have begun looking

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