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Designing Shared Storage for Hadoop, Elastic, Kafka, TensorFlow

As analytics environments like Hadoop, Elastic, Kafka and TensorFlow continue to scale, organizations need to find a way to create a shared infrastructure that can deliver the bandwidth, flexibility, and efficiency that these environments need. In a recent Storage Intensity

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StorageSwiss Report 64 – A Decade’s Worth of Predictions

The StorageSwiss Report is a weekly discussion about hot trends and topics going on in the storage, cloud, and data protection markets. We don’t just cut & paste press releases. We provide insight as to why or why not the

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It’s Not If Backup Software is Using Cloud Storage, it’s How

Almost every backup solution on the market today claims some form of cloud storage support. IT planners need to understand what type of cloud storage their backup solution provides and if the architecture of the solution can genuinely take advantage

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What is Purpose-Built Backup?

Consolidation of backup hardware and software is perpetually on the mind of IT professionals. At some point, a well-meaning IT Manager initiates a consolidation effort to try to simplify backup operations by consolidating backup hardware and software onto a single

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Take “Create DR Plan” OFF of Your 2020 Project Goals

If disaster strikes, the purpose of a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is to guide the available IT personnel through the process of recovering the data center, either at an alternate site owned by the company or a facility owned by

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Advancing the State of Cloud Data Protection – Actifio 10c

Most data protection solutions use the public cloud as a digital dumping ground to lower the cost of on-premises data protection infrastructure. To save costs, vendors often store the backup data set in a low-cost object store like Amazon’s Simple

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Does All-Flash Kill Data Management?

Most of today’s modern storage systems have a scale-out design, meaning they can expand to meet almost all of the data center’s capacity requirements. Also, since an increasing number of these systems are all-flash, they can meet most data center’s

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Amazon EC2 Workloads Need Availability and Backup

There is a difference between availability and backup. Providing a workload with high availability means that if a component of the infrastructure fails, adequate measures are in place to ensure that the use of the workload continues with little or

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2020 Will Be THE Year for NVMe-oF

Technology rarely has “a year.” In most cases, what is that technology’s year is the accumulation of previous years’ worth of work until one year pushes the technology over the top in terms of adoption. With that admission, 2020 will

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