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Using the Cloud Data Fabric for Data Protection

Most organizations use data protection as their first step into the cloud. Unfortunately, that first step, like many first steps, often results in a stumble. If organizations don’t create a cloud data fabric first, they often use an extension to

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Webinar: Why Cloud Migrations Fail – Learn the Keys to Cloud Success

Many cloud migration and cloud first strategies fail to live up to expectations. The problem is organizations spend too much time on micro issues like product selection and not enough time on big picture items like the cloud strategy’s foundation.

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More than Migration: Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy

Most organizations are considering how to take advantage of the tremendous resources made available by the cloud. The first step for many of these organizations is to create a cloud migration strategy. As part of this strategy, the organization decides

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Not all Cloud NAS are the Same – Understanding Cloud NAS Architectures

Unprecedented data growth, increased demands for performance and new use cases like analytics and IoT are pushing Network Attached Storage (NAS) to the breaking point. Organizations are looking to cloud storage to help them solve the problem and stop the

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Designing a Cloud Strategy for the Real World – SoftNAS Briefing Note

The path to Hybrid IT is messy. The on-premises data footprint continues to grow at an alarming rate. On-premises applications also continue to sprawl, and the number of critical workloads only increases. Moving an application to the cloud often requires

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Enterprises, You Want Object Storage But Not For Objects

The industry has been espousing the merits of object storage for years now and cloud providers have been quick to adopt the technology. The enterprise, on the other hand, is more cautious, partly because the object storage alternative, Network Attached

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NVMe Details & Capabilities

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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Creating a Cloud Extension Instead of a Cloud Migration Strategy – Nexenta Briefing Note

As data centers consider the role cloud compute and storage will have in their organization’s IT strategy, they look for solutions to extend what they already have, not solutions that require them to start over in the cloud. One of

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Creating a Tape Exit Strategy – BridgeSTOR Briefing Note

While one can argue the pros and cons of a tape exit decision, no one can argue the fact that organizations are making that decision every day. If an organization decides to eliminate tape from its data protection strategy it

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What is End to End NVMe?

NVMe is a storage protocol designed specifically for flash-based storage. It is PCIe-based and provides more commands per IO queue and more IO queues. The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-F) extension gives IP and Fibre Channel (FC) networks the ability to

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