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What is Data Center Transformation?

“IT transformation” is among the most commonly-used (and arguably the most over-used) term in the industry today, but no matter how you define it, one thing is clear: almost universally, enterprises are revamping their IT infrastructure to better meet modern

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MeetTheCEO: HubStor’s Geoff Bourgeois

To date, many enterprises have relied on backup technologies to meet archiving requirements. However, as data protection requirements become more demanding, this approach falls short. Backups must be continuous (or nearly so), creating an expensive storage capacity problem when these

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Struggling with Data Management and Protection? Consider Data Management-as-a-Service

Previously in this blog series, Storage Switzerland discussed the roles of data protection and data management in the modern data center. Each adds unique value when it comes to cost-efficiently facilitating data availability and privacy, but most software solutions on

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How to Design a Modern Architecture for Data Management and Data Protection

Today’s organizations look at data differently: It’s seen as an asset that can be mined to improve product creation and delivery as well as improve customer satisfaction. External forces also see data differently: Governments and customers expect organizations to maintain

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What Is Inactive Data – And How Much of It Do You Really Have?

A recent study by Osterman Research found that two-thirds of storage decision makers at mid-sized and large enterprises believe that 50% of the total data that their organization is storing is inactive. This translates into the organization paying to archive

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The Role of Data Management in Your Cloud Transformation

Migrating to the hybrid cloud stands to allow businesses to balance agility, cost, performance, and security requirements. However, the complexity of implementing a global management structure that accounts for all data and that gets that data where it needs to

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Webinar: Complete Your Cloud Transformation – Store Your Data in The Cloud (and live to tell about it)

Organizations are moving to the cloud but according to a recent Osterman Research study, only 14% of companies have completed that transformation. The study clearly identifies data storage as an area where IT can easily accelerate their cloud transformation journey.

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Using the Cloud to Integrate Backup and Archive – HubStor Briefing Note

For decades the best practice for backup and archive was to keep the processes separate. The storage hardware products that support traditional backups are typically very different from those that support archive. The software products are also very different and

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SlideShare: Cloud Archiving – Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure or Something Else?

Amazon Glacier seems like the ultimate archive; capacity costs are impressively cheap, it never has to be upgraded or replaced and all the data is off-site. The problem is at some point the organization is going to need to recover

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Podcast: Is Cloud Storage the Perfect Archive?

IT has a lot of questions about archiving. Is it really worth it? What should I use for archive storage? Will users embrace it? In our latest video podcast, Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst George Crump and I sit down with

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