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ChalkTalk Video: Infrastructure Aware-Flash: All-Flash is the First Step, not the Final Step

Many vendors position all-flash arrays arrays as the performance cure-all, especially for virtualized environments like VMware and Hyper-V. But flash is actually only the first step, other aspects like connectivity, data protection and disaster recovery need to be considered as

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Not a One Trick, Hyper-Converged Pony

HP StoreVirtual Briefing Note HP’s journey to hyper-convergence started in Colorado when they purchased LeftHand Networks. The LeftHand Networks solution was one of the first software-based storage solutions and one of the first scale-out storage solutions. It also happened to

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Weekly Storage Podcast: Storage Industry Quarterly Reports

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. That’s the best way to describe the latest round of quarterly reports coming from businesses in the Storage Industry. Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump, Senior Analyst Joseph Ortiz and Charlie Hodges discuss the

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Storage News and Insights for the week of 4-10

George Crump joins me on this week’s News and Insights podcast from Storage Switzerland. Join us as we discuss HP leaving the public cloud, and the latest from Connected Data, NIMBOXX and Adeptia   Show Notes: Test Drive: Can Businesses

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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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Managing Snapshots as part of the Data Protection Process

In our recent webinar, “Three Steps to Backup and Recovery Success”, we discussed service level objectives (SLOs) and how to reduce recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). Snapshots can play a key role in meeting tight RPOs

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Storage Q&A: The future of Data Protection Software

Recently I sat down with George Crump, founder of Storage Switzerland, and Scott Baker, Director of Enterprise Data Protection from HP’s Data Protection Division to discuss what the next generation data backup solutions might be. Data is growing not only

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Data Protection is a team effort – Podcast

Mission-critical data protection can make or break your company. You lose certain files and you are in very deep trouble. To talk about mission-critical data protection and its importance is Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst and Founder George Crump and Director

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What is your biggest backup challenge? – Podcast

Storage Switzerland’s webinars produce interesting results from the poll questions we ask. For example we asked “what is your biggest backup challenge” during a webinar with Scott Baker, Director of Enterprise Data Protection from HP and Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump.

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Backup Service Level Agreements vs. Service Level Objectives

Backup vendors and integrators have long tried to get organizations to set and maintain service level agreements (SLA) for various processes in their data centers including data protection. Creating SLAs for any process is a painstaking process, for data protection

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