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ChalkTalk Video: Protecting Mission Critical Applications With Recovery In Place Backups

When it comes to mission critical applications, most organizations count on high availability products to protect their mission critical applications. It looks like this; the mission critical application is mirrored or clustered. It is then backed up and in some

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Real-time Storage Requires Real-time Analysis

All-Flash arrays enable applications to deliver real-time, instantaneous results to the applications using them. But to make sure those applications are getting the full benefit of the all-flash array requires an infrastructure that is also performing optimally. Real-time analysis is

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ChalkTalk Video: Infrastructure Agnostic Business Continuity

IT professionals are being flooded with infrastructure options to solve their business continuity challenges. Do they continue to leverage on-premises equipment and the organization’s own disaster recovery facilities, or should they leverage one of the cloud options? Join Storage Switzerland

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ChalkTalk Video: An Incremental Journey to Software Defined Storage (SDS)

Some vendors present Software Defined Storage (SDS) as a revolution in the storage infrastructure. Data Centers, especially those with an existing investment in storage systems, are looking for a more incremental journey that allows them to move to SDS, while

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ChalkTalk Video: Valets vs. Parking Lots – Explaining Object Storage

Object storage is ideal for storing unstructured data. Understanding why it is so good at object storage is the challenge. In this ChalkTalk video George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Sanjay Patel, an Advisory Systems Engineer for EMC,

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Cost Justifying Flash For VDI Storage

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) make a big promise to the data center manager; to substantially drive down the cost of supporting user desktops and laptops while increasing the security for them. But for a VDI project to be successful the

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Backup or Replication?

Data protection can be challenging since virtualized applications typically have various recovery point and recovery time (RPO/RTO) objectives. Replication provides applications with near zero RPOs and when configured with redundant server infrastructure, it can also provide near instantaneous RTO. But

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ChalkTalk Video – How To Overcome The NetApp Capacity Gap

Join Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst George Crump and Crossroads Systems Executive Vice President of Strategy, David Cerf in this ChalkTalk video as they detail the problems with the growing NetApp Environment and how new solutions are coming to market that

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Chalk Talk Video – DR-as-a-Service: Compliant DR Protection for the Mid-Market

Most of the disasters that befall a company aren’t hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or acts of terrorism. Most IT disasters are simply unplanned downtime of critical servers. While these are a lot less dramatic, and a lot more common, they can

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Are Disk Backup Appliances Ready For a Virtualized World?

Data protection in a virtualized world can be a daunting issue. Advanced backup capabilities like changed block tracking (CBT) and data in place recoveries from backup storage are creating new demands which are heavily taxing already overburdened backup appliances. Left

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