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How to Make HCI Work Like the Cloud

Increasingly, organizations are looking to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to simplify their on-premises architectures to make them more cloud-like. Obvious considerations for IT professionals looking to move to HCI are Cisco HyperFlex, Dell EMC, Nutanix, and VMware HCI. This writeup is

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Overcoming HCI Transition Problems

As they consider a potential transition to a hyperconverged architecture (HCI), organizations need to decide how to migrate data to the HCI platform. They also need to decide what to do with their legacy storage infrastructure that still will be

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Integrating On-Premises SDN with Cloud VPC

One of the best examples of software defined networking (SDN) in action is in the cloud. When organizations use compute and storage resources from Amazon, Google and Microsoft clouds they don’t get to go into those data centers and configure

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15 Minute Webinar: Do You Really Need to Consolidate Backup?

IT Professionals have been on a life-long mission to find a backup solution that can do everything. The goal is to back up the entire data center to a single backup target, all controlled by a single application. Is it

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VMware Storage Needs Intelligence and Awareness for a Different Experience

VMware continues to be at the heart of many data center infrastructures and will continue to be that heart for years, if not decades to come. Many of these infrastructures are still struggling however with the most basic of data

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Key Management – The Dirty Secret of HCI Encryption

Edge data centers can be remote retail locations or offices, oil rigs, temporary command centers and even mobile data centers in the back of a van. Finding a solution that provides the performance edge data centers need at a price

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Lightboard Video: Fulfilling The SDS Promise

Central to the promise of software-defined storage (SDS) is the core tenet that organizations have a single interface to manage all of their diverse storage resources. Unlike most SDS solutions, which fail to fulfill this core principle, DataCore Software is

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Lightboard Video: How to Move to HCI while retaining the best of SANs

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors claim the elimination of Storage Area Networks (SANs) as one of their key advantages. Yet they fail to consider the investments made in those SANs-simply expecting you to disregard those valuable assets and start from scratch.

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In Search of True DRaaS – Datrium Delivers the DRaaS We Expected

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) burst on the scene about four years ago. However, most DRaaS solutions don’t exactly live up to expectations. Frequently built on backup, these are solutions that try to make recovery act like high availability.

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Why VMware Storage is STILL a Problem

Most VMware storage solutions attempt to fix storage pain points with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel. While the sledgehammer approach does solve or at least mask some VMware storage problems, many still remain. More importantly, the life of the

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