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How Do Disk Backup Appliances Scale?

Eventually most organizations will run out of backup storage, so understanding how backup storage scales is critical to creating a long term data protection strategy. It is not as simple as just converting to a scale-out architecture because deduplication adds

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How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database use cases and into modern

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Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017

The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased

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Tintri Storage is DR Ready

In a recent article, my colleague George Crump discussed the need to simplify data protection (DP) and disaster recovery (DR) operations, with primary storage that is DR ready. DR ready primary storage would aid in DP and DR processes without

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What is the Hybrid Cloud and How to Make it Work?

The cloud moniker is used to describe virtually everything in IT today. We call that cloud washing and “hybrid cloud” is suffering the same fate. A cloud is typically a scale-out cluster of commodity servers that deliver a service (compute,

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What is Data Management Sprawl?

Data Management is the art of intelligently moving data to the tier of storage that best balances the performance requirements with the cost of storing it and stage of its life cycle. In a perfect world, organizations would put all

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