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NAS vs. The Unstructured Data Vault

There are two primary use cases for NAS. The first demands high performance when using NAS as primary storage to host application data and virtual machines. Modern NAS systems address this use case. The second, and more common, use is

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Webinar: Solving the NAS to Object Storage Challenge

The ideal first step for enterprise adoption of object storage is the replacement of NAS and file servers. Object storage is suitable for unstructured data storage; it supports almost limitless capacity and file counts, it can better protect and maintain

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What’s the Role of Object Storage in Backup?

Object storage systems are typically software-based solutions that run on commodity servers, which are clustered to create a single pool of storage. As a result, object storage solutions tend to be very cost-effective from a-price-per-GB perspective. These systems also have

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Three Steps To Ending The Data Protection Nightmare

Recent surveys indicate that over 50% of organizations feel their data protection processes can’t be counted on for consistent, rapid recovery of data. Instead of trying to band-aid the problem, IT needs to develop a holistic strategy. In this “Steak

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Making the NAS to Object Storage Conversion Work – Cloudian HyperFile Briefing Note

Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file servers have long outlived their usefulness. They’re expensive and don’t scale easily, making them a poor fit for many use cases. Nonetheless, they’ve enjoyed a virtual monopoly in unstructured data storage. When 100TB was

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Understanding Gartner’s Object Storage Quadrant

Analyst firm Gartner released its latest version of its Magic Quadrant for object storage that attempts to rank and organize the distributed file system and object storage system market. Instead, it really creates more questions and confusion instead of providing

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How to Improve your Recovery Confidence

Most organizations have very low confidence in their ability to consistently recover data, whether from a minor outage or a major disaster. They’ve been through too many instances where data could not be recovered, took too long to be recovered,

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