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Source vs Target Based Data Deduplication

Deduplication can be deployed as either a “target” based solution, where backups are pushed over the network to an appliance where deduplication takes place or a “source” based approach, where deduplication takes place at the client or server level. Some

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What Is Storage Caching?

A cache in a manufacturing environment is an intermediate store of components or partially assembled products, often referred to as “in-process inventory”, that serves to make the overall production process more efficient. In a computer system, caches, also called “buffers”,

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The Future of Backup is an Architecture Not an Application

While the applications that protect data have vastly improved over the last 20 years, they still often struggle to keep up with the technical challenges of data growth, shrinking backup and recovery windows and demands for greater disaster resilience. At

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Power Failure and Flash Storage

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the issue of power failures in flash based solid state storage systems. In various tests run by industry associations flash based solid state disk (SSD) devices, when subjected to a sudden power-loss,

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Making Storage the VDI Solution, Not the Problem

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has found a niche in call-center types of environments where very large numbers of workers run essentially the same desktops. But in the broader market VDI hasn’t seen the same success, a fact typically blamed on

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Optimizing MS-SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups With Server SSD

Medium- to large-sized data centers count on applications like Microsoft’s SQL Server to support applications that users need to become more productive so that the business can be more competitive. As these applications move into production the businesses become dependent

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