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Hyperscale Data Acceleration – Vexata Briefing Note

Workloads such as high-performance transactional databases, high-volume analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) stand to unlock new value for the business, and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) promises to deliver on these levels of performance. However, deploying NVMe at

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Use Cases for Computational Storage

Previously, Storage Switzerland has discussed the value of computational storage, or adding compute power directly to storage media to enable data to be processed in place, in serving modern workloads – as well as its impact on future forward data

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15 Minute Friday Webinar: Rethinking Storage Performance for Modern Applications

Modern applications process large segments of data, often in parallel. These applications need to match patterns across a multitude of object and vectors or regularly update multiple indices as they change over time. Storage IO and network latency quickly become

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Impact of Computational Storage on Data Center Design

Previously, Storage Switzerland defined computational storage as an architecture that enables data to be processed within the storage device in lieu of being transported to the host server’s central processing unit (CPU). Computational storage reduces the input/output (I/O) transaction load

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Creating an Endpoint Backup Strategy that Works for Everyone

Backing up endpoints is a crucial aspect of a comprehensive, modern data protection strategy. Laptops and mobile devices are the primary means through which employees read and modify corporate data. Despite the ongoing shift to software-as-a-service (SaaS), users commonly save

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Your Path to Smarter Secondary Storage

The volume of data that must be backed up continues to increase, to meet compliance regulations and to serve secondary business purposes such as business analytics. At the same time, recovery requirements are becoming more demanding. In the event of

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Meet SLAs Cost-Effectively with Application-Consistent Recovery

Modern businesses rely on a large number of divergent applications. As previously blogged by Storage Switzerland, this application sprawl creates the need for a tiered, service level-driven approach to data protection. While the organization’s most mission critical applications require a

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What is Computational Storage?

Modern workloads such as analytics of data generated at the edge require vast amounts of data to be processed in parallel. As discussed in our previous blog, the advent of solid-state drive (SSD) storage media has caused the interface between

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Bringing Copy Data Management as a Service to Enterprises – Actifio GO SaaS Briefing Note

There is no doubt that production data is growing, but copy data is growing even faster. More data must be backed up as the stricter compliance landscape creates more comprehensive retention requirements, and copy data is being used to serve

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Taking The Load off of Networks with Computational Storage

It used to be that the storage media was the slowest component of the storage infrastructure. Now, thanks to flash, it is the fastest. Long before IO leaves the storage system and traverses the network, bottlenecks begin. In fact, the

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