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Can HCI Guarantee Application Performance?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise simplicity; simpler management and simpler scaling. One of the challenges though is that as an organization scales it also starts to expect specific response times from specific applications. Priorities set in, and IT must assure the

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Do You Still Need a Dedicated Backup Server?

For over a decade the classic data protection architecture included a server whose sole purpose was to receive data from endpoints. This server was responsible for pulling data from the endpoints or receiving data from the endpoints. It might also

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What’s Next in Enterprise Backup Appliances? INFINIDAT Backup Appliance Briefing Note

Backup Appliances come in two forms. Integrated appliances that have the backup software pre-installed on them and appliances that act as stand-alone systems so they can accept input from a variety of backup sources. The second type is probably more

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No Room in the Data Center – Secondary Storage Needs Cloud Integration – Cohesity Briefing Note

Most data growth in the enterprise is happening because of secondary storage use cases like backup, archive, and data re-use for test/dev or analytics (also known as copy data). In most cases, the capacity of secondary data is 10 to

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Ready for an All-Flash Comeback – Violin Systems Briefing Note

Violin Systems was one of the first storage vendors to bring an all-flash storage system to market. While the company had early success in the market, a combination of fierce competition and poor management decisions lead to the company filing

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Cloud Backup? Yes, No or Sometimes

Cloud backup has several advantages over traditional on-site backup and one big negative; the data is no longer stored within the familiar confines of the data center. Even if the cloud backup solution provides robust encryption, many organizations have some

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More Than Just Drives – A Complete NVMe All-Flash Solution

All-Flash Arrays bring an unprecedented level of performance to applications in the data center. Most of this performance gain comes from the replacement of hard disk drives with flash as the media of choice. The gain in performance was largely

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