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Top 5 Tape Takeaways for 2014

Most IT professionals, at least those over thirty, were probably introduced to tape as part of the backup system. For years tape drives and libraries have been the primary repositories for backup data, most recently with the LTO (Linear Tape

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How SMBs can Meet Enterprise Performance Expectations

Small to medium sized businesses aren’t in the enterprise category but their users certainly have enterprise expectations. Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump calls it the “Facebook-ing of IT”, in reference to the always-on, always-available services that big cloud and social

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Deep Storage Connects Long Term Data Storage to the Workflow

Deep Storage is a tape tier that’s been made accessible to applications and workflows without file system limitations or the complexity of archiving solutions. Using a REST-based interface called “Deep Simple Storage Services” (DS3) Deep Storage can be directly connected

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Can Tape Save Cloud Storage?

“Cloud Storage” – the term invokes a vision of an infinitely scalable disk storage system assembled from commodity hardware that can provide near-instant access to the data it stores. There are two problems with this concept of cloud storage ‘nirvana’.

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Can Object Storage Solve the RAID TCO Challenge?

The cost of storage is important in all data-dependent companies, but in hyper-scale environments like web-based enterprises, it can literally consume the business. With the simultaneous requirements of scalable capacity, reliability and availability, these organizations face serious challenges with storage

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What Are IOPS? and why should you care?

In a recent article, “What is I/O and why should you care”, we discussed what input and output (I/O) operations are and how a storage system’s ability to support these I/Os is a finite resource, one that’s arguably as important

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What is I/O? – And Why Should You Care?

Recording data to a storage device requires two things, a place to put those bytes and a way to get them written to that device. Capacity is the first thing we think of when talking about a storage system, and

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