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Understanding Gartner’s Object Storage Quadrant

Analyst firm Gartner released its latest version of its Magic Quadrant for object storage that attempts to rank and organize the distributed file system and object storage system market. Instead, it really creates more questions and confusion instead of providing

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StorageSwiss Podcast: Analysis, Product Briefings, Deep Dive on Google vs. Amazon Cloud Storage

Listen to our latest podcast where we provide analysis on the latest news like: Carbonite buying DoubleTake Violin Memory being bought at auction StorageCraft buying Exablox Datto buying OpenMesh We also review our recent briefings including: Talon Vembu Actifio Zoolz

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Backup Software, Hardware Integration Challenges – StorageCraft Buys Exablox

Data protection is made of three components; the software that identifies and copies the data needing protection, the hardware that will store the protected copy and the IT professionals that drive the process. When two of these components are combined,

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All-Flash for Mid-tier Data Center

Exablox Briefing Note Despite the continual decline in the cost of flash, all-flash arrays remain out of reach for many medium sized data centers. They are left trying to band-aid performance problems with server side caching or hybrid arrays instead

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ChalkTalk Video: Web-Scale Storage Solutions for Mid-Tier Data Centers

Mid-market data centers face big challenges when dealing with secondary data like backups, archives and simply dealing with unstructured data. This data can amount to 80% or more of the total data center storage capacity footprint. Ideally these data centers

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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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Briefing Note: What does Dell see in Exablox’s Scale-out NAS?

Exablox just received a new funding round of $16M, bringing their funding total to $38.5M since inception four years ago. One of those investors is Dell Ventures. On a briefing call recently, Exablox made it clear that this is not

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Is Storage Management Overload making IT less relevant?

IT administrator “overload” is becoming the new norm for many organizations. Flat or declining IT budgets combined with accelerated data growth and an increasing demand for new business application services is putting many IT organizations in a quandary: How to

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Bringing Cloud Storage to the Tier 2 Data Center

Unstructured data is file based data that is most commonly associated with user productivity applications like word processing, spreadsheets and presentation files. But unstructured data also includes rich media from training videos, photos, CAD-CAM drawings etc., plus the data created

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