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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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Webinar: 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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Does NAS Still Make Sense? – Panzura Briefing Note

When network attached storage (NAS) first came to market its initial use case was to store user data, typically found in file server home directories. All users wanted to be able to do is store and share data between a

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Primary Storage’s Missing Cloud Link

Panzura Delivers Panzura Inside As the time comes to upgrade the storage infrastructure, organizations typically consider two options; an all-flash array or a hyperconverged architecture. While both designs solve many of the challenges data centers face, both are missing a

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