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Understanding the Cost of Data Protection Infrastructure

Protecting primary storage is significantly more expensive than the actual cost of primary storage. While, in most cases, data protection storage doesn’t need to perform at the same level as primary storage, it does need to provide acceptable performance, and

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The Problem with Gold-Only Data Protection Service Levels

A recent Storage Switzerland webinar dealt with the impact of the massive increase in the number of applications that data centers support on the data protection architecture. How does IT apply the right level of protection, set service levels, for

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Do You Have an NVMe Strategy?

NVMe has been in the market for over a year and is living up to its promise to offer game-changing performance. Most vendors have NVMe products available. Traditional vendors are adding NVMe to their existing storage systems as well as

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SlideShare: Application Explosion – Rediscovering the Lost Art of Protection Service Levels

The number of applications in organization’s data centers is growing rapidly. No longer does IT need to worry about a few mission and business critical applications, it needs to worry about dozens. While all these applications are important to the

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Busting the NVMe Flash Myths

NVMe is the next wave of all-flash systems coming to market. These systems are fast, dense and scalable. They promise to fundamentally change the way IT designs storage architectures in support of existing applications, and they open up new possibilities

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What is Consumption Based Data Protection?

The data protection process has three key costs; the software that protects data; the hardware that drives that software and stores protected copies of data and the administration time required to manage the process. The upfront costs are a challenge

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Can Your Service Levels Keep Up With the Application Explosion?

The method that IT uses to protect applications is changing. Gone are the days of three or four mission critical applications. Today the backup team at most data centers needs to concern itself with protecting dozens if not hundreds of

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Enterprise Class Open SDS – SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5 Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) promises to free organizations from storage hardware lock-in, and to some degree that is true. The problem is SDS then locks the customer into the storage software. Moving from one SDS solution to another is a

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Live Webinar: Consumption Based Data Management Providing Peace of Mind

Consumption based IT is a curated set of IT solutions that focus on business outcomes. As the name implies it is purchased on a pay-as-you-go model. The goal of consumption based IT is to simplify establishing IT infrastructure that incorporates

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Webinar: What’s Your 2019 NVMe Strategy?

The flash optimized NVMe protocol has been on the market for over a year and the technology is available in several forms. NVMe, both storage and networking (NVMe over Fabrics) is more expensive than the typical SAS based solution and

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