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Solving NAS Migration Pain – Komprise 2.7 Briefing Note

Every few years an organization needs to purchase a new network attached storage (NAS) system. The old system either has reached its capacity limits or no longer meets the performance expectations of new users and applications. The options for a

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How Does FileFly Make Windows Data Management Better?

Organizations today deal with daunting storage challenges. To handle the ever-increasing deluge of data, they need the ability to scale-out storage to handle multiple terabytes and millions of files. They also face the need to upgrade their Windows File Servers

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Getting Data Off a Filer and Living to Tell About It

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are primary storage systems, which are ideal for providing very fast access to “hot” (active) data sets that change frequently. Organizations have continuously added capacity to these systems to keep pace with the ever-rising tide

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Flash Strategy 2.0: Optimizing NetApp with Flash and Cloud

For most organizations, databases are the heart of the data center. Not surprisingly, its IT infrastructure revolves around those databases. But there are market segments like Media and Entertainment, Life Sciences, Financial Services and Technology where unstructured data is at

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What is Tape? – A History and a Future

Tape, as a data storage medium in computers, is a technology that is over 60 years old and was first used to backup data from a Univac I system back in 1951. It continued to be used to back up

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Using Object Storage to Reverse Cloud Storage

A top priority for IT professionals in 2016 is deciding on a cloud storage strategy. Of the available options, most consider using the public cloud for secondary storage purposes, like backup and archiving, to be the most obvious path to

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Why Tape still matters today

In our column, “What’s Better than Cloud Storage for Cold Data”, my colleague George Crump discussed how cloud storage can be a cost effective alternative to onsite storage for active data, but where cold data is concerned it becomes a

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