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Briefing Note: Intronis Reverses Backups and Simplifies Delivery

One task that many data centers would like to get rid of is data protection. Offering it as a service is not only popular with managed service providers (MSP) and value-added resellers (VAR), it also launches many of them into

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Briefing Note: PernixData FVP Software Pools Flash & RAM to Accelerate VMs, Complement SAN/NAS

Virtualization pushes traditional storage architectures to their performance limits, prompting companies to look at server-dedicated solutions, typically PCIe and SSD flash, to solve their performance problems. The challenge with server dedicated solutions, since they’re limited to the storage devices that

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Designing Primary Storage to Ease the Backup Burden

When IT planners map out their primary storage architectures they typically focus on how well the system will perform, how far it will scale and how reliable it will be. Data protection, that process that guards against corruption or system

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How Software-defined Storage is Enabling Snapshot-based Data Protection

Snapshots are powerful tools for creating a primary storage data protection system, one that offers faster recovery and can even replace traditional backup altogether. But protecting against primary storage system failure, which would render the snapshots useless, requires a second

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How to Beat Dropbox

Almost every laptop I see has Dropbox installed on it. It’s easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and works 99% of the time. Users love it, but Dropbox does have its problems. First, it removes data out from under the control

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Storage News for Feb. 14 – Podcast

Here are some of the latest headlines from Storage Switzerland. Lead Analyst George Crump joins me on the podcast. Click below for links to the blogs on Storage Swiss relating to each story: Arcserve simplifies Backup with Data Protection Appliance

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Storage News Update Feb. 7 – Podcast

Lots of traveling coming up and a review of storage acquisitions are in this week’s Storage News Update from Storage Switzerland. Lead Analyst George Crump joins me on this week’s news podcast. Click here to learn more about George’s talks

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Why all Companies will soon need a different kind of “Cloud Backup”

Gartner recently predicted we’ll reach a tipping point in 2018 when traditional data centers won’t be able to keep up with the growing demands of “digital business”. They’re also predicting a continuing price war among the largest cloud providers –

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Is your Data Protection Strategy on solid ground?

The EMC Global Data Protection Index, a study of the state of IT’s ability to protect and recover data, was recently released. The global index shows that 87% of businesses are rated behind the curve when it comes to protecting

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Solving the concerns of NOT going All-Flash – Podcast

Storage Switzerland and Tegile teamed up for a webinar on the four things you can do to a Hybrid Array to achieve All-Flash performance. Joining me in the podcast talk about webinar attendee concerns about a hybrid flash are George Crump

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