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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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Don’t Forget Data Protection When Selecting Cloud Providers

The cloud is good at availability and data durability. If there is an outage cloud providers have an excellent track record of getting their services back online quickly and providing access to the latest copy of data. What if though,

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