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Whiteboard Video: The Advantages of Migrating Tape Technologies

Migrating from one generation to another generation of tape technology may seem like a difficult task. In practice, though, tape migration is relatively straightforward and provides tremendous ROI thanks to each generation’s increase in performance and capacity. In this Whiteboard

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StorageSwiss Report 64 – A Decade’s Worth of Predictions

The StorageSwiss Report is a weekly discussion about hot trends and topics going on in the storage, cloud, and data protection markets. We don’t just cut & paste press releases. We provide insight as to why or why not the

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What is Purpose-Built Backup?

Consolidation of backup hardware and software is perpetually on the mind of IT professionals. At some point, a well-meaning IT Manager initiates a consolidation effort to try to simplify backup operations by consolidating backup hardware and software onto a single

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Veritas Flex 5150 Briefing Note – Solving the Edge Data Center Protection Challenge

Organizations are no longer all centrally located at a single headquarters. They are not even a collection of three or four locations. Instead, the modern organization can have dozens of sites. In specific industries like retail, these organizations can have

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Complexity is Killing Secondary Storage

Most organizations only use their secondary storage infrastructure as protection storage. In some cases, this is because the secondary storage hardware only supports the backup use case. Even if the organization selects more flexible secondary storage hardware, it still primarily

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Virtual Instruments Briefing Note – Virtana Announcement

The data center, in most cases, is a mixture of legacy and modern applications that exist, both on-premises and in the cloud. To provide organizations with a competitive advantage, IT needs to use and manage these resources efficiently. IT professionals

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SlideShare: Five Reasons Modern Data Centers Need Tape

To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its

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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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