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Is it Time to Retire Your NAS?

It’s time to retire Network Attached Storage (NAS) – at least as we know it. These systems, glorified file servers, are over two decades old. In that time, users have become more mobile, and organizations more diverse. What seemed like

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Live Webinar: Overcoming the Top 3 Challenges of the Storage Status Quo

Between 2010 and 2020, IDC predicts that the amount of data created by humans and enterprises will increase 50x. Legacy network attached storage (NAS) systems can’t meet the unstructured data demands of the mobile workforce or distributed organizations. In this

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SlideShare: How to Use Cloud Storage to Overcome The Three Challenges to ACTIVE Data Archiving

Any discussion on archiving data makes sense, on paper. Most data centers indicate that well over 85 percent of their data has not been used in 90 days or more. The potential capital savings by moving this near-active and old

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Why Should You Not Use Your Backup as an Archive?

All of us at storage Switzerland preach that backup and archive are two different practices, and have been for probably more than 20 years. But to see the results of a survey during one of our recent webinars, you would

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How To Survive 2017’s Flash Drought

“IT we have a problem, we are out of flash.” On several occasions flash NAND manufacturers are telling Storage Switzerland they are nearly sold-out of flash for the rest of the year. A lack of supply means flash storage prices

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StorageShort: Archive is the Most Important Part of Your DR Plan

Archiving is the Rodney Dangerfield of IT process. In fact, in a recent poll performed by Storage Switzerland, a terrifying 67 percent of respondents indicated that they counted on the backup process to be part of their archive. How Are

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Overcoming the Active Archive Challenges

The term Active Archive is thrown around all the time by IT vendors, but what is it really, other than an attempt to make something as old as data management sound cool again? An Active Archive is an archive where

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