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Overcoming the Real Roadblock to the All-Flash Data Center

All-Flash storage is taking over many, but not all, production storage responsibilities but because of cost, most organizations can’t justify placing all production workloads on all-flash storage. These organizations then certainly can’t justify placing secondary storage and data protection workloads

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Hitachi Vantara Updates its Content Platform

Going Beyond Archive with Denser, More Intelligent Object Storage Object storage has long been viewed as an archive and long-term retention platform. But in the age of data-driven business intelligence, more frequent and more sophisticated cyberattacks, and data privacy regulations,

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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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A New Storage Processor to Solve the Storage Software Inefficiency Problem – Pliops Briefing Note

Modern data storage has become plagued with inefficiency. Legacy software algorithms were not written to keep up with the new levels of throughput and latency facilitated by solid-state disk (SSD) media and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols. Additionally, the

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Keep Your Disaster Recovery Budget in Check with Object Storage

Storage managers face the paradox of needing to store seemingly unlimited pools of data for business analytics and compliance, and at the same time enabling recovery of Tier One applications instantaneously and with zero data loss. Against this backdrop, a

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Scale-Out Storage: The Advantages of Replication vs. Erasure Coding

Scale-out storage systems tend to protect data from media failure in one of two ways; they either use replication or erasure coding. Replication creates a user-defined number of copies of data, typically a minimum of three, as it is created

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How Object Storage Makes a Hybrid Array Better

In our last blog, Storage Switzerland discussed how a hybrid array, with a properly sized flash tier, could provide similar performance to an all-flash array while substantially reducing costs. The next step in storage architecture design is to use the

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Hyperconvergence is NOT Backup

One of the riskiest claims a vendor ever makes is “we’ve eliminated the need for backup” and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors make this claim frequently. Good data resiliency is not good backup, and in fact, some of the work that

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Enterprises, You Want Object Storage But Not For Objects

The industry has been espousing the merits of object storage for years now and cloud providers have been quick to adopt the technology. The enterprise, on the other hand, is more cautious, partly because the object storage alternative, Network Attached

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