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Analysis of Actifio’s Results in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities of Data Center Backup and Recovery

The definition of backup is always changing. Backed up files or databases were typically put into some type of container, such as tar. When backups started being stored on disk, the tradition of putting backed up data into a container

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Can the Cloud Solve the Archive Problem?

The cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. It provides a pay-as-you-grow model and enables the organization to begin to shrink the size of its on-premises storage footprint. The problem is, though, the three big providers (Amazon AWS,

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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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What is Enterprise Data as a Service

The IT “as a service” model is working well for organizations. It enables them to start small and scale quickly as IT demand increases. And IT as a service’s value is not limited to start up companies. Organizations of all

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On-Premises, in the Cloud, or Both?

If you ever ask someone whether your data should be on-premises, in the cloud, or both, the answer is often different depending on the source. Cloud vendors think you should store all of your data in the cloud. Traditional storage

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What is a Cloud Ready Platform?

Once an organization has carefully considered all the various factors, requirements and ramifications of a cloud first strategy and has decided to implement it, they need the means to accomplish the migration of their selected data, applications and processes to

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Tape vs Cloud for Archive and Cold Data

As my colleague, George Crump, discussed in a previous article, “What is Better than Cloud Storage for Cold Data”, cloud storage is great for processing active data but becomes increasingly expensive for storing cold data that is seldom accessed. While

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WOS Access S3 creates Private Cloud with DDN Object Storage

Object storage was designed to support environments like the cloud that can have open-ended scaling requirements. Amazon developed the S3 interface to connect their object-based storage infrastructure to applications running in their own cloud. Now, enterprises can do the same,

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