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Analysis of Actifio’s Results in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities of Data Center Backup and Recovery

The definition of backup is always changing. Backed up files or databases were typically put into some type of container, such as tar. When backups started being stored on disk, the tradition of putting backed up data into a container

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Gartner’s Critical Capabilities of Data Center Backup and Recovery – An Analysis

The definition of backup has changed. Backed up files or databases were typically put into some type of container, such as tar. This was always the case with backup tapes, because there was simply no way to directly transfer a

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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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Storage News from 1-30 Podcast

We take a look at some earnings hits and new equipment in the market place. Storage Switzerland founder and lead analyst George Crump also talks about a mini controversy over his blogs over the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

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Who’s missing from the Gartner’s Storage Magic Quadrant?

In my last four columns we looked at all four sections of the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the popular graphic that analyzes and ranks various storage vendors on different products, this one on their ability to provide a primary storage system.

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Niche section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

In my last three columns I have analyzed the Leader, Visionary, and Challenger sections of the Gartner Magic Quadrant. In this column we will take a look at the most confusing part of the Gartner chart, the Niche section. Section

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Analyst Opinion: The Boring Section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its updated view of the storage industry, ranking vendors on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision in a graphic they call the Magic Quadrant. In my last two columns I provided analysis of

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner’s Visionary Quadrant

Gartner recently released its view of the storage industry, ranking vendors on ability to execute and completeness of vision and displaying the results on a graph they call the Magic Quadrant. In my last column I described the components of

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for storage. While I don’t always agree with their positioning, it is a reasoned analysis and I’m sure they can defend the various positioning of vendors they are tracking. It also gives other analyst

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