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Dealing with the Polarization of Unstructured Data

Quantum Xcellis Scale-out NAS Briefing Note Unstructured data is polarizing. On one end, a large portion of unstructured data needs almost no performance, it just needs to be retained in case it is needed in the future. On the other

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Seven Storage Mistakes Data Centers Make During a Merger

Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace in today’s business climate. A key aspect of one of these transactions is how to combine the IT infrastructures of the two organizations. IT plays a critical role in making sure the combination is more

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How to Design a Self-Protecting NAS

All primary storage systems protect themselves in some way. Most provide protection from media failure by leveraging some form of RAID. They also provide snapshot technology to protect against data corruption or user entry error. Many also provide the ability

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NAS 2.0 Must Preserve Data

About 85% of the data most organizations store has not been accessed in 90 days and most of it hasn’t been accessed in years. The reality is data managers really don’t know what’s in that data or if it is

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ChalkTalk Video: Can Disk Backups Have An “Air Gap?”

Ransomware is changing everyone’s thoughts about how backups should work. Put another way, many of the old ideas about backups are now back in vogue. One of those ideas is the 3-2-1 rule. It says enterprises should have three copies

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