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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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Consumption-Based IT with No Minimum Commitment – Lenovo TruScale Briefing Note

The modern data center infrastructure market is characterized by the need for improved agility and responsiveness, and to make more strategic use of IT budgets. Cloud computing has introduced the concept of subscription-based IT service delivery, but it lacks on-premises

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Using HCI to Optimize SMB and ROBO Storage Availability, Capacity and Performance – StarWind Briefing Note

IT organizations at small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and remote and branch office (ROBO) environments face unique challenges. Like their counterparts at larger organizations, they are pressured to empower new, data-driven business insights in real-time, to respond with agility to dynamic business

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Tape is Dead Throw Everything into the Cloud

The cloud is a valuable tool that almost every data center should leverage. It is, however, just that, a tool. The cloud is not the be all end all answer to all of IT’s problems. It can solve many of

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The Role of Tape Storage in a Tiered Backup Strategy

The rise of big data, business analytics and stricter compliance regulations necessitate that enterprises retain far more data than ever before. Against this backdrop, disk and cloud-based backup implementations are scaling quickly. In fact, many enterprises are dealing with secondary

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Video: Reintroducing Tape to Disaster Recovery

Previously, Storage Switzerland blogged about the merits of employing a tape storage hierarchy to cut backup storage costs. Tape media can furthermore add value as a tier in the broader disaster recovery strategy, as well. As Lead Analyst George Crump

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An Alternative to a Keep It All Data Management Strategy – Index Engines Briefing Note

As organizations come to grips with new regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), their need to develop a more robust data management strategy is obvious. Organizations can no longer keep

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In Memoriam – Jon Toigo – The Master of Disaster

Last week a legend in backup, disaster recovery, and data storage passed; Jon Toigo. My first foray into storage was thanks to Jon. His 1989 book on disaster recovery launched me into the world of data protection and high availability.

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