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The Storage Challenges that Cassandra and Couchbase Create


Traditionally databases are scale up, running on a single powerful but expensive server. Distributed databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are scale-out and run on commodity white box servers, each of which becomes a node in a cluster. Traditional databases are

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The Role of Snapshots in a Backup System

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Snapshots are moving to the forefront of many data centers when it comes to data protection. Therefore, it’s important to have a solid understanding of how they work and what to use them for. It’s also very important to understand

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Backup, Replication and Snapshot – When to Use Which?


“Backups.” It’s the universal term used to describe a much broader set of tools that make up the entire data protection process. There are varying degrees of data protection offered as features of RAID, backup, replication and snapshots. And each

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Google Competes Head-to-Head with Amazon – Google Cloud Storage Briefing Note


Google surprised a lot of people with its very strong offering aimed directly at Amazon S3. It is clear the product managers offering the Google cloud storage product were very familiar with complaints people have about Amazon S3 and are

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NAS vs. Object: HA w/o the headaches

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Some systems are born with high availability, others have it thrust upon them. This seems to be the case when discussing the High Availability (HA) features of traditional NAS systems vs those of object storage systems. HA refers to the

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