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Does Disk Based Backup Require Deduplication Anymore?

Hardware-based deduplication legitimized the concept of backing up to disk. But deduplication alone is no longer as important as it used to be. The problem with hardware-based duplication is the data must be transferred to the backup appliance prior to

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What Storage Product Should You Use in the Cisco UCS Storage Server?

Customers of Cisco’s UCS 3260 Storage Server can run any software defined storage product that is available as a software-only product. The question is how does one pick amongst the many that are available? Understanding the performance and functionality needs

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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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What’s the Best Way to Store Unstructured Data? – Nodeum Briefing Note

The data storage world changes every day as do the demands of your organization. That means the best place to store your data today might not be the best place to store your data tomorrow. There are high performance options,

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Does Your Copy Data Solution Play Checkers or Chess? – Catalogic Briefing Note

A copy data management solution should save organization’s money in two areas. First, and most obvious, physical capacity consumption by creating virtual copies instead of actual copies, but any storage system with snapshot capabilities can at some level claim that

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How Does FileFly Make Windows Data Management Better?

Organizations today deal with daunting storage challenges. To handle the ever-increasing deluge of data, they need the ability to scale-out storage to handle multiple terabytes and millions of files. They also face the need to upgrade their Windows File Servers

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What is Scale-Out NAS 2.0

Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are designed to address the shortcomings of scale-up solutions. Namely scale-up solutions require IT professionals to accurately predict the performance and storage capacity needs for the life of the NAS. Scale-out solutions by comparison

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