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SolidFire Analyst Day: Unlimited Drive Wear, Seamless Upgrades, more Platforms

SolidFire has historically been a solution targeted for service providers and private clouds, with features that support Quality of Service (QoS), multi-tenancy, automation, etc. Their plan has been to provide a consolidated, high-performance storage solution that scales seamlessly and can

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Briefing Note: VI’s VirtualWisdom4 shows you how to Manage your Open Systems Performance

Virtual Instruments provides active system monitoring and management solutions that generate a significant amount of data to improve SAN efficiency and performance. But users need more than an abundance of information to effectively manage their environments. In fact, this profusion

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Analyst Blog: Why Cloud File Sync and Share is not Backup

In a recent briefing note we discussed the need for backing up cloud-based productivity applications, also called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), such as GoogleDocs, Office365 or SalesForce.com. People often assume that because these services are storing their data in the cloud, that

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Briefing Note: CloudAlly provides Unlimited SaaS Application Backup

Originally the term “cloud backup” referred to primarily consumer-grade services that backed up PCs and laptops to a cloud-based provider. These services were designed to protect users’ data, mostly digital content like photos and music, but also documents. But business

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Analyst Blog: Why you DO need to Backup the SaaS Cloud

In my last column I discussed how cloud usage is approaching the ‘tipping point’, where companies will have to use the cloud in order to meet their expected infrastructure demands. Coupled with the price wars that are going on between

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DRaaS requires new questions

In his recent column “DR-as-a-Service may be the Cloud’s Killer App” my colleague Eric Slack predicted that disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) will become the predominant cloud offering. I agree, DRaaS is almost too compelling for many organizations to

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Neos Ventures Helps Enterprises To The Cloud

You can’t get enough good help these days; particularly when it comes to deploying and managing virtualized cloud infrastructure. IT global solutions provider, Neos Ventures, is positioning themselves as a leading player in the burgeoning cloud infrastructure services market to

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OnApp Scale Out SAN For The Cloud

Scale It As They Come Building a cloud infrastructure capable of meeting the varied performance, availability and resiliency demands of a vast customer base is daunting for even the most seasoned data center professionals. And yet, this is precisely what

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