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End to End VM Management Driven By Storage – Tintri Briefing Note

Organizations are experiencing unprecedented growth in their virtual environments and as they grow, maintaining a consistent level of performance becomes a major problem. Most enterprises combat this challenge by over-provisioning resources; they buy too much compute and make massive investments

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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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How To Make Your Private Cloud Act Like a Private Cloud – Turbonomic Briefing Note

The ultimate goal of a private cloud is to create a pool of compute, memory, networking and storage resources that allocate automatically to applications on an as needed basis. The cloud should ideally be 100% self-service and require almost no

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Why is Data Protection Still an Art?

Data protection has been a key data center practice for as long as there have been data centers. It would seem that by now the art of data protection would be a science and that every operating system or environment

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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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Look Before You Leap into DRaaS – Scale Computing Briefing Note

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves a lot of problems for IT professionals trying to prepare their organizations to survive a disaster. At the same time, though, it also creates new challenges that need to be resolved prior to

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