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Kasten Data Protection and Mobility for Stateful Kubernetes

Serving Enterprise Data Management for Production Container Environments at Scale Containers have a role in enterprise data centers beyond their initial concentration in DevOps use cases. In order to support production workloads such as relational databases, the container environment must

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Is it Time for Application-Focused Storage?

Service level agreements (SLAs) for application availability for business continuity, and for performance, are more demanding than ever before. Each application often has specific SLA requirements, which results in multi-vendor, heterogeneous IT infrastructures that are challenging to manage. As a

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Data Protection Versus Hyperconverged Data Protection

As applications’ data protection requirements become more unique, many enterprises are considering a hyperconverged data protection solution so they can “just drop in” a node to meet expansion needs. While at the surface this sounds like an agile and simple

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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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MSP Requirements of Infrastructure Solution Providers is Different

As we covered in the blog, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose between being an agent and investing in infrastructure. The agency path may seem tempting at first, but MSPs that want to own the customer relationship and increase

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The Business of Being an MSP

The business side of being a managed service provider is at least as important as the technology. MSPs need to be careful in who they do business with. They need to take a long term view of their relationships and

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Agent or Provider? The MSP Conundrum

Managed Service Providers (MSP) have a decision to make, should they be an agent or a provider? Both choices have ramifications on the business both short term and long-term. Understanding the pros and cons of each model is critical in

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Abstract Applications from Infrastructure for Better Business Outcomes

The number of applications requiring high availability (HA) for business continuity and Tier 0 levels of performance is growing. For IT professionals, delivering on these demanding service level agreements (SLAs) is no easy task as IT environments grow more complex

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What’s Driving Data Protection Sprawl, and Why is it Such a Pain Point?

In today’s world of strict data privacy regulations, increasing and more sophisticated cyberattacks, and data-driven business intelligence, data protection is an important business priority. However, most organizations are dealing with the sprawl of data protection infrastructure that adds a significant

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