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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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Meeting the Storage Challenges of Azure Stack Edge Deployments

The public cloud is typically looked on as the great consolidator. Organizations, small and large, use the cloud as a hub for data storage and distribution. Recently, however, there has been a proliferation of edge use cases, and the major

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Solving the Unstructured Data Protection Problem by Creating A Cloud Foundation

When organizations try to establish a cloud strategy, one of the challenges they face is where to begin. The problem is the cloud can do so much, like run applications, and provide advanced services and store data, to name just

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Can Current Storage Infrastructure Meet the AI at Scale Demand?

In our last blog we covered the challenges that AI at scale creates for storage infrastructures. To support the coming wave of AI applications, storage infrastructures need to deliver a tremendous amount of storage capacity with the ability to retain

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How and Why to Develop a Robust File Retention Strategy

Backup applications, generally speaking, store the data they protect for a given amount of time. Increasingly, the default setting for most organizations is forever. While we are not opposed to a forever retention strategy, long term retention should not be

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Purpose-Built Backup is Not Just About Look and Feel

Purpose-built backup is backup software designed to protect a specific application, environment, or data set. An example of a purpose-built backup solution is HYCU Software’s Backup and Recovery, which initially focused on protecting Nutanix Acropolis, expanded to cover VMware ESX,

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