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Taking Advantage of Object Stores Like EMC ECS – Right Now

Object storage is the storage methodology for the future of unstructured data and more. Next generation applications are able to write directly to object storage and take advantage of its sophisticated resource management capabilities. But enterprises have unstructured data problems

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Finding Object Storage’s Missing Link

Object storage is an excellent secondary tier of storage. It can drive down the cost of storage, improve the quality of data retention and ensure that data is safe in the event of a disaster. Unlike other forms of storage,

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Why is Unstructured Data So Important?

A lot of the advancements happening in storage seem to be for unstructured data. Why is that? Have all of the problems for databases been solved? It’s not like databases are no longer important. But what does seem to be

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Do NAS Systems Need More Than NFS & SMB?

Many years ago when the NAS market was born, it was very simple to distinguish between NAS systems and SAN systems. SAN systems ran on Fibre Channel and NAS systems ran on Ethernet. SAN systems used block protocols like SCSI

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Data Preservation vs. Data Archive

Eighty percent of an organization’s data is active and 15% of it really matters. Archiving is the management of the 80%. Data preservation is the management 15%. While organizations often need help identifying the 80% of data that is not

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New White Paper – Can You Use The Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation?

Most organizations have a subset of data they need to preserve. Preservation is different than archiving. Preservation means that the data can’t be changed, must always be readable and the organization needs to know who is accessing it. Often there

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