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Can Primary Storage Replace Backups?

In our on demand webinar “How to Design Self-Protecting Storage and Gain Backup Independence” Storage Switzerland and ClearSky Data articulate how primary storage can be improved so that it can take on more of the data protection responsibility. The goal

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 2 – Storage Software

In the last blog Storage Switzerland discussed the heart and soul of a Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the hypervisor. But a group of servers clustered via a hypervisor is not HCI, it is merely virtualization. For any virtualized environment to deliver

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Lightboard Video: The Importance of Flash Architectures in Real-Time Workloads

Data centers are adjusting to the flash performance opportunity and are scaling their traditional environments much larger, pushing the storage systems’ architecture much harder than when all-flash arrays were first introduced. These organizations are also introducing real-time applications, like artificial

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Webinar: How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence

It is 2019, why are we still backing up production storage? The simple answer is that most production storage systems can provide some level of data protection but they can’t fully replace backup. It’s time to consider what backup independence means.

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 1 Hypervisors

It is tempting for IT professionals to take a macro-view of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and let the vendor take care of all the details. The problem is the details matter, especially in HCI. The key HCI components for IT to

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for the Hybrid Cloud?

Most enterprises have experienced early value and success with deploying hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for virtualized workloads. In fact, it is the ability to streamline the path to the on-premises private cloud through abstracting the storage controller into the hypervisor and

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Consolidation: The Key to Early NVMe Success

As Storage Switzerland previously blogged, non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols stand to add value to a host of applications, ranging from the performance-intensive newer workload set (e.g. artificial intelligence) to more traditional Tier 1 applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server).

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Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance?

Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,

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