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The Value of High Focused Data Protection – HYCU Backup for Nutanix

Anytime an enterprise considers a new platform it has to address one particular requirement; how exactly IT will protect the new platform. If the platform promises enough value, IT may forgo that requirement and cobble together a “best efforts” data

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Beating the VMware Tax – Maxta Briefing Note

The term VMware Tax was a derogatory description of a change in VMware licensing a few years ago that charged users based on the amount of vRAM they used. VMware, after public outcry, dropped that policy. The term is now

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Can You Backup a Nutanix Cluster to Amazon S3? – Comtrade Software Briefing Note

Data centers of all types are increasingly trying to figure out how to store backups in the cloud. VMware and Hyper-V customers have a variety of options for doing this, but Nutanix customers using the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) have historically

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Hyperconverged Solutions Need Long Term Flexibility

There is only one constant in the data center – change. Change, at least in the data center, is good. Done right, it delivers more performance in less space while reducing costs. But some hyperconverged solutions are resistant to change,

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Hyperconvergence – Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out

One of the attractions of a hyperconverged architecture is when the organization needs more compute or storage resources, it simply adds another node. But hyperconverged vendors seldom talk about the downsides to this approach. There may be times when it

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SlideShare – Showdown: Hardware-Based Hyperconvergence vs. Hyperconvergence Software

Hyperconverged architectures come in two flavors; hardware-based hyperconvergence or hyperconvergence software. Hardware-based hyperconvergence is where the hardware and the software are licensed together and pre-integrated from a single vendor. Hardware-based solutions look appealing on the surface – just plug them

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Can Ransomware Infect Your Backups? – BackupAssist Briefing Note

It should come as no great surprise that ransomware is one of the scariest challenges for data protection people today. Black hats have figured out they can make more money faster by going after small and medium businesses than simply

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