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Realizing the Full Potential of NVMe – E8 Storage Briefing Note

When flash storage first came to market it exposed the weakness in storage designs, hidden by the latency of hard disk media. Now, NVMe promises to expose weaknesses in the designs of the first generation of all-flash arrays. One of

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What is True Cloud-Based VMware Backup?

VMware specific backup solutions have been around for years, and most of them have added some form of cloud connectivity to their feature set. But, most of these options simply use the cloud as a digital dumping ground and don’t

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How to Prevent a Cloud Migration Boomerang

Recent studies indicate that as many as 50% of cloud migrations need to move back into the data center. While there are many reasons for this boomerang effect, lack of data consistency is one of the most common. The CAP

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Can HyperConvergence Work at the Edge? – StorMagic Briefing Note

Edge computing, remote offices, branch offices (ROBO), small data centers, and IoT use cases are on the rise. Most research predicts that the amount of data stored outside the data center will be 40X more than what is stored inside

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Do You Still Need a Dedicated Backup Server?

For over a decade the classic data protection architecture included a server whose sole purpose was to receive data from endpoints. This server was responsible for pulling data from the endpoints or receiving data from the endpoints. It might also

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The Cloud Storage Consistency Problem

Cloud storage like Amazon S3 is scalable and economical, and it is also highly available. But one thing it is not is consistent. Lack of consistency is the primary reason many organizations struggle with cloud migration. Many production applications need

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