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How to Provide Rapid Recovery for Mission-Critical Applications

When mission-critical applications go down, bad things happen. Organizations lose revenue, users and customers are dissatisfied. IT loses its reputation and sometimes even their jobs. There is no arguing that these applications need to be protected regularly and recovered quickly.

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Amazon RE:Invent is for Storage Professionals

Amazon RE:Invent is right around the corner, and Storage Switzerland will be there for the first time shooting our famous ChalkTalk Videos and attending various analyst meetings and vendor briefings. Amazon AWS’ various storage offerings deserve serious consideration for storage

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Why is Data Protection Still an Art?

Data protection has been a key data center practice for as long as there have been data centers. It would seem that by now the art of data protection would be a science and that every operating system or environment

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SlideShare: Hitting Your Data Protection Sweet Spot

The data protection process sometimes has objectives that seem to be in opposition to one another. On one side, the organization needs rapid and frequent data captures so that RPOs and RTOs are met. On the other side, there is

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StorageShort: How to Overcome the Fear of File Deletion

The statistic that 85% of data in most data centers has not been accessed in the last year is often cited, and for the most part it is very accurate. Organizations create more data than ever and retain that information

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Can You Backup a Nutanix Cluster to Amazon S3? – Comtrade Software Briefing Note

Data centers of all types are increasingly trying to figure out how to store backups in the cloud. VMware and Hyper-V customers have a variety of options for doing this, but Nutanix customers using the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) have historically

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A File System in the Cloud vs. A Cloud File System

There are two types of cloud based file systems. One is designed to extend cloud storage into the organization. The other is designed to allow organizations to run applications in the cloud but use more traditional file protocols like NFS

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