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SlideShare: Does Object Storage Make Sense for Backups?

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Everyone understands disk has become the primary target for backups in the last several years. It’s also safe to say that the main type of disk storage used as a target for backups would be a purpose-built backup appliance that

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SlideShare: Performance vs. Cost – Solving The HPC Storage Tug-of-War

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When it comes to storage, High Performance Computing (HPC) environments are struggling with an interesting tug of war. On one side these environments need incredibly fast storage systems—the performance tier. Speed in HPC either allows for a greater number of

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SlideShare: Sizing Up Object Storage for the Enterprise

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Object Storage promises many things – unlimited scalability, both in terms of capacity and file count, low cost but highly redundant capacity and excellent connectivity to legacy NAS. But, despite these promises object storage has not caught on in the

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Storage Lessons that IT can learn from Media and Entertainment

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The demands of the modern Media and Entertainment (M&E) organization is pushing storage infrastructure to the breaking point. M&E generates more data, requires faster processing, faster delivery of that data and has, by far, the most justifiable means for retaining

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How Fast can you Recover in the Cloud?

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Some say it’s possible to recover servers into the cloud so quickly – and perform in the cloud so well – no one will even notice that a recovery happened. But one should definitely not assume this will be the

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Backup Software, Hardware Integration Challenges – StorageCraft Buys Exablox

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Data protection is made of three components; the software that identifies and copies the data needing protection, the hardware that will store the protected copy and the IT professionals that drive the process. When two of these components are combined,

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StorageShort: Will Machine Data Kill Backup?

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One of the hardest things to protect is a server with millions of files on it. In the early days of my career, we specifically asked customers if they had such a server so we could develop special procedures to

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