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Knee (or Neck) Deep in Storage Systems Management? Try a More Intelligent Approach

Minimizing the total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximizing the uptime of storage infrastructure has never been more important. More data is being captured and utilized by the business, and a new tier of premium-priced non-volatile memory express (NVMe) arrays

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How to Backup Google Cloud SQL – HYCU Briefing Note

Each of the major cloud providers, Amazon, Google and Azure, provide SQL as a service. While these providers offer data protection, that protection is more for high availability (HA) rather than backup. Most cloud providers leverage replication to protect against

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How to Avoid the Storage Refresh

IT professionals look forward to storage refreshes as much as they look forward to a trip to the dentist. In fact, the dentist may be preferable. There are certainly times where storage needs to be upgraded but IT should do

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Lightboard Video: Optimizing NVMe with Intelligent Management

Getting the most out of premium-priced NVMe and SSD storage implementations in terms of utilization and supporting mixed workloads is challenging against a backdrop of continually fluctuating business requirements. Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump, and Western Digital Product Manager,

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SlideShare: 3 Steps to be a Storage Superhero – How to Slash Storage Costs

Reducing or a least slowing the growth of storage costs is a top priority facing IT organizations in 2019. In this live webinar with Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds, you will learn the three steps IT professionals can take to lower

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Consolidation: The Key to Early NVMe Success

As Storage Switzerland previously blogged, non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols stand to add value to a host of applications, ranging from the performance-intensive newer workload set (e.g. artificial intelligence) to more traditional Tier 1 applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server).

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Why is Storage Monitoring Critical?

The boom in data growth and usage makes maximizing the utilization of storage resources more important than ever before. The silos of storage infrastructure that have typically existed in enterprise data centers are becoming further fragmented, as storage managers deploy

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Using Proactive Change Management to Maximize Application Performance – SolarWinds Briefing Note

Application performance degradation can significantly drag on business productivity and the internal, as well as external, end-user experience. In the event that an application is not performing up to business requirements, it is important for IT to have effective change

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Continuous Data Protection for Greater IT Resilience – Zerto Briefing Note

The need for data protection transformation is pressing. Typically, IT employs multiple point solutions with long backup windows to provide “best effort” recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs). However, in today’s business environment, a “best effort” RPO

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Optimizing Storage Costs and Performance while Enhancing Planning with Resource Monitoring

Storage managers face the demanding task of maximizing storage infrastructure capacity, performance and availability, while also reducing or at least slowing the growth of storage-related capital and operating expenses. Storage array vendors are innovating to increase performance, uptime and utilization,

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