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How Ransomware and GDPR Break Image Based Backups and How to Fix It

Image based backups, after the initial backup is complete, only backup change blocks within the item they are protecting. The technology enables organizations to frequently backup critical servers and applications. It also enables the protection of file servers with millions

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ChalkTalk Video: What Keeps IT Up at Night?

While the industry talks about clouds (public, hybrid and private), what keeps IT up at night is dealing with storage refreshes, defeating ransomware, maintaining application availability and controlling costs. These problems have been with IT years, but they are worse

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The Always-On Data Fabric – ioFABRIC FMS Briefing Note

While most software defined storage (SDS) solutions offer a degree of data services consolidation within a single data center, they don’t extend that consolidation of services across locations and into the cloud. Each location is discrete and needs separate management.

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How to Design Self-Service Storage – ioFABRIC Briefing Note

For application owners, storage is an overly complicated ordeal that they must go through in order to get applications up and performing well. Ideally, application owners should be masked from the complexity of the infrastructure. They shouldn’t care which storage

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Software Defined Storage and Flash

Software Defined Storage (SDS) is nothing new, vendors have been presenting it under different names for years. But SDS really had not taken off, it was hindered by a lack of CPU power and highly latent hard disk performance. The

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SlideShare: How To Use Software Defined Storage to Extend Your SAN, Not Replace it

Most vendors are positioning SDS and Hyperconvergence as THE replacement for legacy storage area network (SAN) investment. They want IT to shove the legacy SAN out the door, which most IT professionals are reluctant to do. The result is data

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Does SDS Kill the SAN?

Software Defined Storage promises adventurous IT professionals increased flexibility and potentially easier management of storage resources. And in many cases SDS delivers on that promise. But what about the legacy storage hardware and software already in the data center? Do

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Webinar: How To Use Software Defined Storage to Extend Your SAN, Not Replace it

Most vendors are positioning SDS and Hyperconvergence as THE replacement for legacy storage area network (SAN) investment. They want IT to shove the legacy SAN out the door, which most IT professionals are reluctant to do. The result is data

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The Advantages of Storage Sprawl

Fighting storage sprawl may sound like the right thing to do but for some data centers storage sprawl is a reality that they can’t stop. There are too many moving parts. Instead of fighting it, it may make more sense to face reality. Learn how second generation software-defined storage enables IT to embrace sprawl.

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MeetTheCEO: ioFABRIC’s Steven Lamb

ioFABRIC’s Steven Lamb is the CEO on our latest MeetTheCEO podcast with Storage Swiss’ George Crump and Charlie Hodges. Steve talks with us about how his software-defined storage (SDS) company got its name, what makes the product unique when compared

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