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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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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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The Hidden Cost of Hardware Hyperconvergence

Hardware hyperconvergence is supposed to make the life of the IT professional easier by bundling compute, networking, hypervisor and storage software into a single bundle. To a large extent hardware hyperconvergence lives up to the hype, at least initially. But

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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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