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Making DRaaS Make Even More Sense – Bluelock Briefing Note

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) continues to grow on both the demand and the supply side of the equation. While some still wonder if DRaaS makes sense for their business, many customers and vendors alike are flocking to the

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Hybrid Cloud Storage for the SMB

It’s time for the SMB data center to come out of the closet. For far too long, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have operated their IT infrastructures on shoestring budgets by resorting to consumer grade systems, like laptops and

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Source vs Target Based Data Deduplication

Deduplication can be deployed as either a “target” based solution, where backups are pushed over the network to an appliance where deduplication takes place or a “source” based approach, where deduplication takes place at the client or server level. Some

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On-Demand Panel Discussion – Storage Predictions and Planning 2014

2014 will be a year unlike any other for IT Planners. The pressure to meet the performance demands of an increasingly dense virtual infrastructure and even more transaction-heavy databases is higher than ever. Add to that the out-of-control growth of

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Avamar’s Virtualization Journey Continues

As we headed down the back stretch of our full day of EMC briefings, we sat down with the Avamar folks to discuss the latest developments on that front. As our readers know, EMC’s Data Protection and Availability division has

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Do You Know The Truth About Your All-Flash Deduplication?

All-Flash Arrays are a performance sledgehammer, obliterating most performance problems and eliminating a great deal of storage management complexity. But, this sledgehammer is expensive and because of this All-Flash vendors are attempting to deliver a variety of solutions to drive

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CEO Interview – The Truth All-Flash Deduplication

Deduplication is the key to all flash adoption but as Storage Switzerland pointed out in its recent article “What to Look For in All-Flash Deduplication” each vendor’s implementation is different and IT Planners should not consider all deduplication to be

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What To Look For In All-Flash Deduplication

Many All-Flash Storage Array vendors are counting on deduplication to bring the cost per GB of their systems more in line with traditional hard disk based storage systems. However IT planners need to be careful not to assume that all

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All-Flash Storage Efficiency Is About More Than Deduplication

George Crump, Lead Analyst – Storage Switzerland All-Flash Storage Arrays have quickly become the go to option to solve storage performance challenges. Thanks to data efficiency technologies that reduce the effective cost per gigabyte (GB), the appeal of All-Flash Arrays

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Scale out NAS Backup for Scale out Storage

Backup seems like a simple concept, one that for most companies involves a fairly simple process, copying data to a dedicated storage area. But most companies still struggle with it and for the largest enterprises and government agencies the process

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