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Designing a Cloud Strategy for the Real World – SoftNAS Briefing Note

The path to Hybrid IT is messy. The on-premises data footprint continues to grow at an alarming rate. On-premises applications also continue to sprawl, and the number of critical workloads only increases. Moving an application to the cloud often requires

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Overcoming Backup Appliance Conventional Wisdom – ExaGrid Briefing Note

There are two key assumptions when it comes to purpose-built backup appliances. First, they must have inline deduplication and second, they will all be replaced by backup software solutions as they add deduplication functionality to their software and start selling

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Briefing Note – SUSE Enterprise SDS Version 3

This past January, Storage Switzerland provided its analysis of SUSE Enterprise Storage 2, a hardened version of Ceph designed to address enterprise concerns over the open software defined storage solution. That release saw SUSE add capabilities like heterogeneous OS access

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What are Cloud File Services?

Most IT professionals think of cloud storage as storage at the end of an internet connection that, because of the inherent latency, is for data that doesn’t need instant access. As a result, IT uses it mostly for backup, archive

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Cloud in a Box – The On-site Cloud

While many companies are still developing their cloud strategy, others have jumped in with both feet and have moved most of their unstructured data to the cloud. These are organizations in the media and entertainment, online application provider, scientific processing

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Selecting the Right OpenStack Storage Module

OpenStack is a set of tools for building and managing computing platforms for cloud data centers. Public cloud providers have widely adopted OpenStack, and now the toolset is working its way into the enterprise in the form of private clouds.

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