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A Collective Hive for HCI – Maxta MxIQ Briefing Note

Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) simplifies many things for busy IT professionals. As their environment grows, HCI automatically scales with it, adding performance and capacity with each additional node. However, an area where HCI falls short, along with many other storage systems,

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What Ever Happened to the Software Defined Data Center?

About a decade ago, VMware introduced the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC). Unlike data centers of yesteryear, a software-defined data center was supposed to leverage intelligent software and commodity hardware to create a flexible data center that could

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Designing Backups for Data Privacy and Ransomware

Two external factors are forcing organizations to rethink their backup process and how they store backup data. The first is the ever-increasing threat of ransomware, which encrypts production data forcing the customer to pay for a “key” to decrypt it.

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Modern Data Protection Architectures Enable a Step-by-Step Cloud Journey

The cloud holds much promise for data protection, but support for the cloud varies depending on the solution. Traditional backup applications and appliances have, at best, rudimentary support for the cloud. They may only mirror the on-premises copy of data

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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How to Reduce the TCO of Data Protection Infrastructure

The growth of primary storage has an exponential effect on data protection infrastructure. Demands to protect data more frequently, recover faster and retain data longer promise to make the situation worse. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of the data

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What Happens When You Push the DRaaS Button?

In case of a disaster, a traditional cloud backup application needs to transfer all data across limited internet bandwidth and back to the data center or the new location. The bandwidth restrictions make cloud recovery a time consuming process that

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