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Purpose-Built Backup is Not Just About Look and Feel

Purpose-built backup is backup software designed to protect a specific application, environment, or data set. An example of a purpose-built backup solution is HYCU Software’s Backup and Recovery, which initially focused on protecting Nutanix Acropolis, expanded to cover VMware ESX,

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A Better Convergence for Converged Data Protection?

Converged data protection solutions attempt to manage all backup software and protection storage management operations from a single interface. These solutions also tend to be scale-out, addressing another big backup pain point, scaling and managing the backup repository. The challenge

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Are You an Edge-Now Data Center?

We often think of edge data centers as a remote data center that an organization deploys to process a local data set in order to subsequently send that data set, or not, to a larger, primary data center. An example

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Invisible Networking – The Missing Piece of the Hybrid Cloud Puzzle – Big Switch Networks Briefing Note

The majority of IT organizations today are contending with a fragmented mixture of on and off-premises infrastructure resources. This multi-cloud reality creates management complexity, and as a result, demands a “hybrid cloud” approach that provides integration, automated and single-pane-of-glass management,

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Enterprise HCI Requires Enterprise Data Protection – HYCU 3.5 Briefing Note

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions like Nutanix are improving their ability to support enterprise applications like SAP-HANA. The broader the application and workload that an HCI solution can support, the better the return on investment and the more it lives up

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How to Protect Applications Running in Google Cloud – HYCU Software Briefing Note

When they are migrating or creating cloud-native applications, organizations need to consider how best to protect those applications. Most cloud providers provide very good high availability but don’t provide robust point-in-time recovery capabilities. Recovery from data corruption, user error and

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Can You Backup a Nutanix Cluster to Amazon S3? – Comtrade Software Briefing Note

Data centers of all types are increasingly trying to figure out how to store backups in the cloud. VMware and Hyper-V customers have a variety of options for doing this, but Nutanix customers using the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) have historically

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Are you Virtualizing your Applications or your Data Center?

Many data centers are now more than 50% virtualized, but most of this virtualization has been application focused leading to silos of virtualization. As a result, each environment (MS-SQL, Exchange, VDI) gets its own storage, compute and network. This process

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Michael Dell’s Keynote – A new company and new products – Dell World 2014

During Michael Dell’s keynote presentation at Dell World 2014 the CEO emphasized the company’s renewed customer focus and how they’re leveraging the 2 billion customer conversations they have every year. He didn’t go into how this number was calculated but

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Dell World Solutions Expo – SMB Hybrid Arrays and Dell-Nutanix

At Dell World 2014 we spent quite a bit of time on the solutions expo floor interviewing Dell product specialists and getting up close with the hardware. In this video we discuss the new PS4210 which provides affordable high performance

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