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MSP Requirements of Infrastructure Solution Providers is Different

As we covered in the blog, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose between being an agent and investing in infrastructure. The agency path may seem tempting at first, but MSPs that want to own the customer relationship and increase

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The Impact of Changing Data Protection Requirements on Your Infrastructure

The new state of data protection, whereby enterprises must protect copy data quantities that are growing exponentially on a global basis with instant, up-to-the-minute recovery, places new demands on the secondary storage infrastructure. The key problem lies in the fact

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Democratizing NVMe and Public Cloud Replication – IBM Storage Briefing Note

Businesses large and small are looking to tap the performance acceleration of flash storage to be able to compete more effectively. The problem is that these solutions frequently come with a premium price tag  – especially as non-volatile memory express

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The Business of Being an MSP

The business side of being a managed service provider is at least as important as the technology. MSPs need to be careful in who they do business with. They need to take a long term view of their relationships and

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The True Cost of Data Protection Infrastructure

Data protection is essential but expensive. The primary source of data protection expense is the required significant investment in the physical infrastructure. However, the cost of the physical infrastructure is much more than how much the organization spends on storage

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Streaming Big Data Processing for Media Production and Beyond – Quantum Briefing Note

Organizations across industries are looking for ways to harness massive sets of streaming data. This pain point is especially true in the media and entertainment industry. High-resolution content is vastly increasing file size, and a growing number of users must

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Using HCI to Optimize SMB and ROBO Storage Availability, Capacity and Performance – StarWind Briefing Note

IT organizations at small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and remote and branch office (ROBO) environments face unique challenges. Like their counterparts at larger organizations, they are pressured to empower new, data-driven business insights in real-time, to respond with agility to dynamic business

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Agent or Provider? The MSP Conundrum

Managed Service Providers (MSP) have a decision to make, should they be an agent or a provider? Both choices have ramifications on the business both short term and long-term. Understanding the pros and cons of each model is critical in

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SlideShare: How to Create an Infrastructure-less Backup Strategy

Designing architectures to backup primary storage as well as provide rapid recoveries is a challenging task that most IT professionals need to face. It is even more challenging in the face of a rapidly growing data set, increasing demand for

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Abstract Applications from Infrastructure for Better Business Outcomes

The number of applications requiring high availability (HA) for business continuity and Tier 0 levels of performance is growing. For IT professionals, delivering on these demanding service level agreements (SLAs) is no easy task as IT environments grow more complex

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