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Developing a Practical Cloud Strategy for Traditional Data Centers

Many organizations want to develop a cloud strategy, but most don’t know where to begin. As a result, the organization stumbles into the cloud, often starting with using the cloud as a secondary backup storage area, with the hope that

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Any Cloud Strategy Requires Understanding On-Premises Workloads

Is a Cloud First Strategy Right for IT? The cloud is a resource that most data centers are trying to factor into their future IT planning. Early adopters have found though that not all their workloads work properly, or at

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The Data Management Imperative vs. IT Reality

Data management is hard, and with the massive growth of data this task is becoming even more difficult. But, data growth is also making data management an imperative. Organizations need to figure out a way to better manage their data

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What is Tape as a Service?

Tape should be a critical component of every data center. As a medium, it is cost effective and easy to transport. It also provides diversity as an offline alternative media choice to hard disk based technology. The problem is that

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White Paper: How to Reduce Secondary Storage Infrastructure Size and Cost

Secondary storage does more than just store backups. It also serves as storage for archive data, IoT data and support copy data use cases like test development and reporting. As a result, the infrastructure requirements for secondary data have grown

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What Type of Cloud Provider Do You Need?

IT’s impression of the cloud has evolved over the past few years. Most IT professionals see the cloud not as a competitor but as another tool in the IT toolbox. Like any other tool, when used in the right circumstances

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Mergers and Data Protection – The Cost of Doing Nothing

One of the most significant challenges when two organizations merge is what to do with the data protection process. In all likelihood, before the merger, each organization had its data protection practices and policy. The overwhelming tendency is to do

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