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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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Dell World 2014 Announcements: Low-cost all-flash array, Nutanix converged solution, EqualLogic hardware refresh

Dell is announcing the “most attractively priced, entry-level all-flash array in the industry”, according to Executive Director of Product Management for Storage, Travis Vigil. The SC4020, at $25,000 for a 6 x 480GB SSD configuration, brings high-performance storage to the

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The Enterprise needs Web-Scale Scalability

Data centers of all sizes are investigating Web-Scale architectures to see if they will meet their needs. In our recent webinar, “Web-scale vs. Enterprise IT“, we asked enterprise IT planners “What Appeals Most About a Web-Scale Architecture?”. The top vote

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SlideShare – Web Scale vs Traditional IT – How to have it all

The utilization efficiency, flexibility and scalability of Web-scale architectures appeal to the more traditional data center, but Enterprise IT needs the ability to run existing, Windows back-office applications and can’t sacrifice performance and reliability. Web-scale architectures are more than just

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Storage Q&A: How can the Enterprise embrace Web-scale?

Enterprise data centers are looking longingly at web-scale cloud providers. They envy the cloud providers’ ability to scale rapidly so they can meet performance and capacity demands. They also envy the cloud providers’ cost effectiveness of the designs. In this

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