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What is Data Center Transformation?

“IT transformation” is among the most commonly-used (and arguably the most over-used) term in the industry today, but no matter how you define it, one thing is clear: almost universally, enterprises are revamping their IT infrastructure to better meet modern

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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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Dell Technologies World – The Dell Technologies Data Protection Strategy

Dell Technologies is evolving its data protection strategy to emphasize data management. As it does so, it is focusing its portfolio on being both “software-defined” (in that solutions may be deployed on-premises as stand-alone software or pre-integrated into an appliance),

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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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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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Is Your Data Protection Architecture Holding You Back?

In most organizations the data protection architecture has gone unchanged for almost a decade. It’s true that certain components within the architecture change because of technological advances or forced refreshes but the basic design remains the same. The challenge with

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Struggling with Data Management and Protection? Consider Data Management-as-a-Service

Previously in this blog series, Storage Switzerland discussed the roles of data protection and data management in the modern data center. Each adds unique value when it comes to cost-efficiently facilitating data availability and privacy, but most software solutions on

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Better Management of Multi-Cloud Data Access and Retention – Aparavi Briefing Note

Modern data privacy regulations and business requirements to utilize data for competitive advantage make it important for storage professionals to ensure that file data is managed in a way that controls the costs of underlying infrastructure while at the same

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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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