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Beating Down The Local SSD Myth – E8 Storage Briefing Note

The All-Flash Array market is at a crossroads. The SSD drives they use are getting faster but the systems that hold those drives are not. Today a single NVMe SSD is capable of greater than 700k IOPS, but most AFA

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How SMBs Can Have Enterprise Class DP without Breaking the Bank? – BackupAssist 10 Briefing Note

Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) often lack a good backup and recovery strategy, and often do not realize the difference between archive and disaster recovery. They find quality data protection (DP), data retention and disaster recovery difficult to obtain

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SlideShare: Optimizing Flash Storage for SQL Databases

Is your flash system up to the challenge? For many organizations, Microsoft SQL is the heartbeat of the business and IT professionals are under pressure to increase performance, reduce costs and improve protection. Storage vendors will point you toward flash.

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Product Analysis – How Rubrik Handles Ransomware Recovery

A ransomware attack puts IT in a battle against the malware author. To the victor goes the data. Every organization needs a prevention strategy. It also must realize that at some point the virus will get through, and at that

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Does Flash Eliminate Performance Optimization?

Flash storage is increasingly more affordable, so much so that many organizations are throwing storage infrastructure optimization out the window. Flash is making performance management and tuning a lost art form. The problem is performance management is still very necessary.

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Does All-Flash Eliminate the need for Database Tuning?

Database administrators (DBAs) spend a large portion of their day optimizing databases. Do all-flash arrays eliminate that need? While in most cases, the answer to any IT question is “it depends”, in this instance the answer is an emphatic NO!.

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Why Would You Put SQL Server in a Container? – WinDocks Briefing Note

There’s no question that containers are growing in popularity, and attendance at this year’s DockerCcon is evidence of that. But the bulk of applications that are moving into containers still tend to be stateless applications without the need for persistent

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