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Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives?

Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard

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Does Your All-Flash Software Provide Data Protection?

Most primary storage systems and software provide some form of data protection. That protection comes in the form of protection from media failure (typically RAID), snapshots and clones. All-Flash Arrays (AFA) seem to provide a better than average level of

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Understanding the AWS Data Protection Market – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note

Organizations should keep a backup of applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unlike on-premises applications where the primary concern is disaster recovery, the primary motivation for protecting cloud-native applications is recovery from cyber-attacks, rogue users or application faults. Each

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Navigating the Performance Marketing Hype for True Flash Value

For years, the storage industry has hailed the advent of the all-flash data center. With growing pressure from lines of business to obtain more sophisticated and real-time analytics for competitive advantage, with declining price points and increasing density of solid-state

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HYCU for Google Cloud Platform

HYCU for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a native Google Cloud service designed to protect applications running in the Google Cloud. The software is available directly from the Google Marketplace. Instead of developing its own mechanisms for protecting data, HYCU

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Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have?

In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same

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Can Storage Software Reduce the Cost of an All-Flash Array

Generally speaking, most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) increase performance by adding more processing power, more RAM and more drives. Adding more of any of these components also adds more cost. The only significant cost reduction method that most storage software solutions

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What to Look for in Cloud Native Backup

Users and software vendors realize the importance of protecting cloud-native applications. While cloud providers generally do an excellent job of protecting applications from a disaster they don’t provide easy access to tools to provide point-in-time backups which are necessary to

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Bringing Tier 0 in From the Lunatic Fringe – Violin Systems Briefing Note

In most data centers, Tier 1 production storage has evolved from high-end hard disk-based systems to hybrid systems supported by flash to all-flash arrays. These Tier 1 systems are also typically well equipped with enterprise features like snapshots, replication and

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Do You Need to Backup Cloud Native Applications?

A common question from organizations with cloud native applications is do they need to back those applications up? The cloud, after all provides plenty of redundancy and all major cloud providers have multiple data centers at their disposal. Most providers

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