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StorCentric Acquires Retrospect – Comprehensive Primary through Secondary Storage Capabilities

The lines between primary and secondary storage infrastructures are blurring. Today’s typical backup and disaster recovery workloads require faster performance while production workloads demand growing amounts of capacity. IT requires as consolidated a storage infrastructure as possible for simplicity. At

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Hitachi Vantara Updates its Content Platform

Going Beyond Archive with Denser, More Intelligent Object Storage Object storage has long been viewed as an archive and long-term retention platform. But in the age of data-driven business intelligence, more frequent and more sophisticated cyberattacks, and data privacy regulations,

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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SlideShare: How to Create a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan that Actually Works

Disaster Recovery plans have always been hard to create and maintain in part because it is difficult to meet the service levels that those plans promise. With recent trends like GDPR and ransomware threats, it is even more difficult for

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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What is a Recovery Capabilities Assessment?

Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is a long and arduous process. The process of creating and even updating a disaster recovery plan is the primary reason that most plans, if they exist, are woefully out of date. In the event of

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ChalkTalk Video: Preparing for Disaster

The pace of data center change is also changing disaster recovery. What once was a planned for and a well-documented process is now more of an ad-hoc fire drill. When disaster strikes, IT scrambles to recover everything as fast as

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Webinar: How to Create a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan that Actually Works

Disaster Recovery plans have always been hard to create and maintain in part because it is difficult to meet the service levels that those plans promise. With recent trends like GDPR and ransomware threats, it is even more difficult for

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