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More than a Re-Brand: HDS Becomes Hitachi Vantara

The big news out of Hitachi Next 2017 is the company is rebranding itself as Hitachi Vantara, combining the properties of Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group into a single integrated business. The goal of the new organization

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Scaling Out Backup

Secondary storage, the storage that holds among other things backup data, will potentially store 10X the amount of capacity primary storage will. In addition, organizations are expecting more from their backup solutions; faster recoveries, data management and copy data management.

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Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company?

For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is

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StorageShort: Hybrid VMware’s Data Two Copy Problem

Hybrid VMware should allow an organization to run a virtual machine either on-premises or in the cloud. And that transfer between operating locations should be able to occur at a moment’s notice. The problem is, as we discuss in our

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Covering Both Ends of DR

One of the lessons IT is learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is there are some situations where the organization really does not need to meet, or even come close to meeting the strict recovery point and recovery times it

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Unified Storage 2.0

There are so many ways that organizations use data and for the most part each use case needs a different storage system. The problem is a “storage system for every use case” strategy is expensive, complex to manage and very

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Storage Architecture 3 – Composable Storage

The data center needs a new storage architecture. The first architecture, dedicated scale-up storage, provides high performance and efficiency but is operationally complex at scale. The second architecture, scale-out shared everything architectures provides operational simplicity at scale but is less

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