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Addressing Modern Recovery Requirements

A Product Analysis of Dell Rapid Recovery It’s time for a new type of backup and recovery because the old ways of backup simply do not meet the current needs of many businesses. It starts with the inefficiencies of how

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The Dell/EMC Deal: News and notes for October 16

The Storage Podcast looks at the proposed buyout of EMC by Dell. George Crump, Joseph Ortiz and Charlie Hodges discuss the $67 billion deal and what it means to the storage business. Will it mean other companies in the storage

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Dell Buys EMC – Can 2+2=6?

As I mentioned in my previous blog about the IBM-Cleversafe deal, the goal of any technology buyout or merger is to make the combined entities more valuable than they were prior to the acquisition. At Storage Switzerland, we refer to

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Briefing Note: Dell Introduces TLC–3D NAND All-Flash Array

An ongoing concern about flash storage is its endurance. In other words, IT professionals are concerned that these systems will wear out due to heavy write activity prior to being fully amortized. All-flash arrays may be an exception. These systems

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No Frills Deduplication Appliance – Dell Updates DR Series

IT professionals in charge of data protection face a never ending challenge to get backups done faster while data volumes continue to increase. Add to that increased concerns about the security of data that they are protecting. While some deduplication

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Storage News and Insight for the week of March 14

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump and I talk about the latest developments in the storage industry and then discuss about the risks of cloud storage. SHOW LINKS: Storage Swiss Briefing Notes StarTech’s 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure X-IO Enters March

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for storage. While I don’t always agree with their positioning, it is a reasoned analysis and I’m sure they can defend the various positioning of vendors they are tracking. It also gives other analyst

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The Dirty Little Secret of Storage TCO

The average data center refreshes their storage system every three to five years. But organizations don’t start this process because the calendar tells them to. Something happens in the environment that forces that upgrade, typically the storage system failing to

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Michael Dell’s Keynote – A new company and new products – Dell World 2014

During Michael Dell’s keynote presentation at Dell World 2014 the CEO emphasized the company’s renewed customer focus and how they’re leveraging the 2 billion customer conversations they have every year. He didn’t go into how this number was calculated but

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Video: SolarWinds at Dell World 2014: Comprehensive Storage, Network and Applications Monitoring

SolarWinds Software provides end-to-end monitoring and management of the IT infrastructure from the storage system to the application server and the network in between. In this video from the Dell World 2014 Solutions Expo Floor we talk to them about

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