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Top Four Data Analytics Challenges – Challenge 2: Technical Expertise

The new era of data analytics has opened up a new opportunity for storage professionals to become strategic partners and advisers to line of business stakeholders. The problem is that completing analytics queries is taking far too long – frequently

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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Top Four Data Analytics Challenges – Challenge 1: Business and IT Disconnect

Data analytics has become table stakes for competitive differentiation. As a result, businesses require their analytics-driven insights as quickly as possible. The reality is, however, that queries often take weeks or even months to complete. One of the key logjams

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MeetTheCEO: Promethium’s Kaycee Lai

Kaycee Lai appeared on Storage Switzerland’s Meet The CEO series of webinars. Lai and Promethium have a unique vantage point into the key bottleneck that is greatly slowing down the time it takes to arrive at data-driven business intelligence: data

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The State of the Software-Defined Data Center

The concept of the “software-defined data center” (SDDC) emerged around 2012, and since then the term has been adopted by nearly all vendors and heavily debated by analysts. While some argue that it is nothing more than a “marketecture,” and

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How Can I Cut Storage Costs?

Cutting storage costs is not a straightforward equation. There are many variable factors that impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage infrastructure. In this blog, we will provide a few things that IT professionals can do to

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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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Bringing the Cloud Model to On-Premises Flash Storage – StorPool Briefing Note

Legacy storage-area network (SAN) architectures are notoriously expensive and complex, leading many enterprises to consider migrating workloads off-premises. However, the public cloud model carries recurring costs that add up over time; with the growing petabytes of data that need to

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Bringing Copy Data Management as a Service to Enterprises – Actifio GO SaaS Briefing Note

There is no doubt that production data is growing, but copy data is growing even faster. More data must be backed up as the stricter compliance landscape creates more comprehensive retention requirements, and copy data is being used to serve

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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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