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Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have?

In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same

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Can Storage Software Reduce the Cost of an All-Flash Array

Generally speaking, most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) increase performance by adding more processing power, more RAM and more drives. Adding more of any of these components also adds more cost. The only significant cost reduction method that most storage software solutions

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The First Step in Cloud DR is Cloud Backup

“It’s not about backup, it’s about recovery” is a common statement from the marketing departments of backup software suppliers. A recovery can’t be performed without a quality copy of the data. Cloud storage’s low cost and automatic off-site capabilities as

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ChalkTalk Video: Managing Secondary Data Globally

Secondary data continues to grow at an unprecedented pace and organizations are increasingly using that data for purposes beyond backup and archive. IT needs a way to visualize, manage and take action on their secondary data and applications. Organizations also

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More than Migration: Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy

Most organizations are considering how to take advantage of the tremendous resources made available by the cloud. The first step for many of these organizations is to create a cloud migration strategy. As part of this strategy, the organization decides

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True WAN Optimization is not Deduplication – Bridgeworks Briefing Note

The four walls of the data center no longer confine users, applications, and data. Organizations are multi-site, and users want to work from anywhere. Making “work from anywhere” a reality still requires data and data still has gravity. Data has

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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