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HYCU for Google Cloud Platform

HYCU for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a native Google Cloud service designed to protect applications running in the Google Cloud. The software is available directly from the Google Marketplace. Instead of developing its own mechanisms for protecting data, HYCU

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What to Look for in Cloud Native Backup

Users and software vendors realize the importance of protecting cloud-native applications. While cloud providers generally do an excellent job of protecting applications from a disaster they don’t provide easy access to tools to provide point-in-time backups which are necessary to

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Do You Need to Backup Cloud Native Applications?

A common question from organizations with cloud native applications is do they need to back those applications up? The cloud, after all provides plenty of redundancy and all major cloud providers have multiple data centers at their disposal. Most providers

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Don’t Forget Data Protection When Selecting Cloud Providers

The cloud is good at availability and data durability. If there is an outage cloud providers have an excellent track record of getting their services back online quickly and providing access to the latest copy of data. What if though,

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Solving the Software Defined Storage Bottleneck – Mellanox Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts commodity storage hardware so that it can be used in a scale-out architecture, but this can create a bottleneck between the CPU and the storage media. In many cases, the latency of hard disk drives

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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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Move Compute Closer to Storage – NGD Systems Briefing Note

Modern applications like big data analytics, facial recognition, IoT and video streaming, as well as next generation applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning, place unique demands on both the compute and storage infrastructures. Most of the modern and next

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Dealing With Storage Scale in Docker Environments – Project Longhorn Briefing Note

Scale-out storage provides data centers the ability to create infrastructures that can scale to meet the capacity demands of hyper-scale environments. Flash provides data centers the ability to meet the performance demands of the hyper-scale environments. The missing link is

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Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Hyperscale Data Centers – Excelero Briefing Note

A hyperscale data center may have hundreds of instances of multiple applications. At any point in time one of these instances may peak and demand a much higher than normal amount of CPU and storage IO, starving other instances and

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Is SDS Ready for You? – DataCore Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has not taken the data center by storm like many experts predicted. Sales of turnkey hardware and software solutions still dominate the storage purchases for most data centers. The problem is that most SDS solutions have

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