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Snapshots: Your Data Protection Budget Killer

The modern business relies on copy data for a number of mission-critical functions. As a result, more copies must be created, and they must be stored for a longer amount of time. In the event of an outage, data loss

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Considering Adopting DRaaS? Look for a Comprehensive Software Tool

Disaster recovery is one of the most appealing use cases for the cloud. Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) enables the business to avoid the investment of building and managing a separate data center that must perform up to par with production systems,

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Using Copy Data Management to Bolster Compliance

As Storage Switzerland frequently blogs, the future is compliance-heavy. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just the start, influencing the formulation of other regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as well as a

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The Problems that Scale-Out Architectures Create

Data intensive workloads like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Splunk, are unpredictable, making it very difficult to design flexible storage architectures to support them. In most cases, scale-out architectures utilize direct attached storage (DAS). While DAS delivers excellent performance to the

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What is Extreme Performance?

The modern data center has to support many different types of workloads, each of which makes different demands on the storage architecture. Today, standard all-flash arrays (AFA) are the mainstream storage system for the data centers and conventional best practice

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The Requirements of a Modern Data Protection Architecture

Previously, Storage Switzerland wrote about the challenges of trying to meet modern data protection requirements with legacy technologies, including the inability to scale-out and limited cloud integration. We also discussed the pros and cons of new backup appliances and converged

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Understanding the Value of Cloud Based Services

File serving is evolving to file collaboration and the cloud is an ideal destination for this evolved use case. The file system, the software behind the file server, needs to change to keep up with this evolved use case. Simply

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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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Why Current Data Protection Architectures Miss the Mark

In response to the increased need for rapid recovery, longer data retention and the desire to support the cloud for vaulting and disaster recovery, alternative solutions are appearing on the market to try and correct the shortcomings of legacy architectures.

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More Efficient Enterprise File Data Storage and Collaboration – CTERA Briefing Note

The modern enterprise is highly distributed geographically, employs a range of in-office and remote workers, and is generating and using file data at an unprecedented pace. Legacy network-attached storage (NAS), or “filer” arrays were not designed to provide the levels

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