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How are the Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud Evolving?

As the cloud continues to mature, organizations are also increasing their sophistication in terms of how they leverage the cloud. A survey by Osterman Research corroborates what Storage Switzerland is hearing from end users – where previously the cloud was

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Converged Data Protection – The Components Matter

Converged or hyperconverged data protection typically delivers a solution to the customer as a single SKU, but that SKU is made up of several components. Each component within the converged architecture is critical to the overall success of the solution.

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What is the Best Way to Store Inactive Data?

In today’s data deluge, it is a challenge for IT professionals to get a comprehensive and confident grasp on all of the data that their organization is storing – never mind how that data is actually being used. The reality

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SlideShare: Designing a Storage Consolidation Strategy for Today, the Future and the Cloud

Most storage consolidation strategies fail because they attempt to consolidate to a single piece of storage hardware. To successfully consolidate storage, IT professionals need to look at consolidation strategies that worked. Server consolidation was VMware’s first use case. It was

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HYCU Integrates with Nutanix Mine

Streamlined and More Flexible HCI for Backup In a world of infrastructure and application sprawl, consolidation is becoming a popular topic to reduce complexity and costs. We have seen steps forward in production environments, driven in no small part by

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How to Make Data Archiving Easier Than Expanding Primary Storage

Most IT professionals will admit that most of their data is inactive and hasn’t been accessed in years. Storage Switzerland finds that over 80% of the data in most data centers falls into this category. There are viable solutions to

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What is Data Center Transformation?

“IT transformation” is among the most commonly-used (and arguably the most over-used) term in the industry today, but no matter how you define it, one thing is clear: almost universally, enterprises are revamping their IT infrastructure to better meet modern

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Object Storage: More than Just Archive?

Object storage is typically almost exclusively associated with archive use cases. Long-term retention use cases are important when it comes to ensuring compliance, and object storage indeed functions effectively as a low-cost and searchable data repository. At the same time,

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The Requirements of a Modern Data Protection Architecture

Previously, Storage Switzerland wrote about the challenges of trying to meet modern data protection requirements with legacy technologies, including the inability to scale-out and limited cloud integration. We also discussed the pros and cons of new backup appliances and converged

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Democratizing NVMe and Public Cloud Replication – IBM Storage Briefing Note

Businesses large and small are looking to tap the performance acceleration of flash storage to be able to compete more effectively. The problem is that these solutions frequently come with a premium price tag  – especially as non-volatile memory express

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