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Optimized Performance for Oracle and MS-SQL – Vexata Briefing Note

In most cases CPU utilization is a direct result of how quickly can the storage architecture respond to the IO request. Generally speaking, the lower the CPU utilization, the more time the CPU is waiting for the storage architecture to

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Enterprise Backup vs Point Backup

For two decades IT has had two choices when selecting a data protection solution. They can choose a holistic solution that covers the majority of the applications, operating systems and data protection goals or they can select a point data

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Analyst Opinion: The Boring Section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its updated view of the storage industry, ranking vendors on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision in a graphic they call the Magic Quadrant. In my last two columns I provided analysis of

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Analyst Blog: The Data Protection Network Gap

Storage Switzerland has been tracking an interesting trend, or maybe lack of a trend, in data protection over the last 10 months; the decay in the quality of the data protection network as compared to the continual improvement of the

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Source vs Target Based Data Deduplication

Deduplication can be deployed as either a “target” based solution, where backups are pushed over the network to an appliance where deduplication takes place or a “source” based approach, where deduplication takes place at the client or server level. Some

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EMC’s Remedy to the Accidental Backup Architecture

As we hit the mid-point of our EMC briefing day, we sat down with the folks from EMC’s Data Protection and Availability division. The first item of discussion was the Data Domain product family. As we have covered in recent

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Webinar – Customer Use Cases: Accelerating Protection & Recovery of Business Critical Apps

In this Webinar Storage Switzerland speaks with two IT Managers to discuss the challenges they’re having around data protection and application availability. They tell us how they leveraged Nimble Storage Data Protection Solutions to resolve those challenges. Learn what they

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EMC’s Backup Journey to the Future

The recent EMC Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) product launch covered a dizzying array of interesting BRS product announcements. Amongst these announcements was the unveiling of the final phase of the total hardware and software integration of their market leading Avamar

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Sepaton v7.0 Product Analysis

Enterprise data centers environments are continuously faced with ever growing volumes of backup data. Many organizations have embraced purposed built backup appliances (PBBAs) utilizing deduplication (dedupe) to help drive operational efficiencies and reduce reliance on tape as a primary backup

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Solving the RMAN Backup Challenge

Database applications are typically the lifeblood of organizations, supporting revenue generating activities and/or mission critical business data analysis. Database administrators are the stewards of this infrastructure and often have an almost personal interest in the welfare of these precious information

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