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PODCAST – Is File Sync and Share Broken?

Is File Sync and Share Broken? In our newest podcast, I talk to Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan to discuss how cloud file synch and share usage has soared. But with the freedom it provides users, are there hidden

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VMAX Made Easy

We concluded our full day of briefings at EMC by meeting with the VMAX product team. The VMAX product family represents EMC’s top of the line, enterprise class storage solution. While there are some similarities between the midrange VNX and

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Webinar – Customer Use Cases: Accelerating Protection & Recovery of Business Critical Apps

In this Webinar Storage Switzerland speaks with two IT Managers to discuss the challenges they’re having around data protection and application availability. They tell us how they leveraged Nimble Storage Data Protection Solutions to resolve those challenges. Learn what they

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Can The Enterprise Count on The Cloud For Data Protection?

Cloud storage has come under increased scrutiny as of late, thanks to several well publicized outages as well as an outright shutdown of one provider. Enterprises are starting to re-think their cloud strategy, even when it comes to data protection. In this report Storage Switzerland’s lead analyst examines the state of cloud backup to determine if it is ready to deliver enterprise class protection.

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The Storage Angle of Amazon re:Invent

Storage Switzerland is at re:Invent 2013, Amazon Web Services’ global customer and partner conference in Las Vegas. The completely sold out event features over 175 technical sessions, training bootcamps, hands-on labs, and a hackathon. Why is Storage Switzerland covering re:Invent?

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SoftNAS Cloud – NAS for Amazon Web Services

When an organization decides to move some or all of its applications out of its data center and into Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), one of the key decisions is how they will store and access data. While Amazon’s Elastic

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Storage Management – It’s Back on the Shopping List

Storage management tools have sometimes been viewed as a “nice to have” tool by many IT infrastructure planners, however, given all the complexities with efficiently managing resources in today’s highly virtualized server environments, it is quickly turning into a must

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Climbing the Cloud Wall of Worry

The recent Nirvanix shutdown has prompted many organizations to reassess their public cloud deployment strategy.If a well funded cloud service provider (CSP) with major OEM relationships wasn’t able to survive, what does that portend for other players in the industry?

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EVault Expands Cloud Backup Appliances

EVault is a fifteen-year-old company with an extensive range of products, from backup software to complete backup solutions for on-site and cloud-based implementations. Several years ago, the company came out with a line of backup appliances that leveraged the company’s

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Deep Storage Connects Long Term Data Storage to the Workflow

Deep Storage is a tape tier that’s been made accessible to applications and workflows without file system limitations or the complexity of archiving solutions. Using a REST-based interface called “Deep Simple Storage Services” (DS3) Deep Storage can be directly connected

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