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The Problem with Using Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Retention – Nexsan Briefing Note

Compared to on-premises archive storage the cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. An organization can start small, grow incrementally and only pay for the storage they are using. There is a crossover point however where it is

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StorageShort: Developing a Storage Consolidation Strategy that Lasts

At some point every IT team ventures out on a mission to consolidate its storage assets. Over the years the organization probably has created a collection of systems that do a variety of tasks ranging from systems for high-performance storage

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SlideShare: Three Steps to Eliminating Storage Silos

As an organization grows the number of use cases the data center needs to support increases with it. What starts out as a NAS for file sharing, moves to a SAN for database applications, and then storage for data protection.

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Preventing S3 Data Leaks With a NAS

It seems like every week there is news of another Amazon S3 Bucket being left wide open and its data exposed to anyone that figures out the bucket’s URL. Companies experiencing these data leaks include large Fortune 500 organizations and

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How to Consolidate the Four P’s of Data

The Four P’s of data are performance, protection, preservation and price. IT needs to ensure that each data set receives the right amount of the first three Ps and the right cost for the last one. The problem is the

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Webinar: Three Steps to Eliminating Storage Silos

As an organization grows the number of use cases the data center needs to support increases with it. What starts out as a NAS for file sharing, moves to a SAN for database applications, and then storage for data protection.

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Unified Storage 2.0

There are so many ways that organizations use data and for the most part each use case needs a different storage system. The problem is a “storage system for every use case” strategy is expensive, complex to manage and very

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ChalkTalk Video: Merging Storage Silos

It seems like today’s data center has a storage system for every occasion. There is NAS for unstructured data, block for databases, archive systems to meet compliance demands, data protection storage to store backups and now mobility storage to meet

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Why Not Build Ransomware Proof Storage?

The best way to protect an organization from a ransomware attack is at its source, primary storage. Ransomware works by compromising a user account and then encrypting all the files that the account can access. A compromised superuser account is

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How To Beat Ransomware But Not Your Budget

The solution to ransomware is real-time data protection. The moment data changes it needs to be copied to a secondary storage system and sequestered from primary storage. Then, if a ransomware virus attacks, the last known good copy can be

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