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How To Solve the Unstructured Data Paradox – WekaIO Briefing Note

There is a capacity and performance paradox to unstructured data that wastes IT budget and resources as IT tries to find the perfect solution. In terms of capacity, the organization has more and more data to store each year, and

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A Private Cloud That’s More Than A Backup Appliance – Cloudian Product Analysis

An organization’s backup storage target options have changed from simple tape to an almost bewildering number of options such as fully integrated backup appliances, secondary storage systems, cloud storage, object storage and various other software defined storage (SDS) systems. An

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Why Do All-Flash Arrays Need QoS?

If all-flash arrays provide instant, unlimited performance, why manage how much of that performance they deliver through techniques like quality of service (QoS)? For most organizations one of the attractions to all-flash arrays is the set and forget answer to

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Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017

The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased

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How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the

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Solving the Problem that SDS Does not

FormationOne Briefing Note Most data centers are not really out of capacity, they are just out of capacity that they can get to in any meaningful way. Confused? Let me explain. The problem is the capacity is spread across potentially

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