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Understanding the Value of Cloud Based Services

File serving is evolving to file collaboration and the cloud is an ideal destination for this evolved use case. The file system, the software behind the file server, needs to change to keep up with this evolved use case. Simply

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What to Watch Out For when Moving NAS to the Cloud

Storage managers are pressured to deliver new levels of nimbleness and operational and cost efficiency, while at the same time serve booming pools of unstructured data to highly distributed enterprises. Traditional network-attached storage (NAS) arrays were designed to serve smaller

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Protecting Distributed File Data

Where previously unstructured data comprised a minority of the business’s data and was not strategic to the organization, that scale has tipped dramatically. Unstructured data may account for two-thirds or more of the data that businesses are collecting, storing, and

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Streaming Big Data Processing for Media Production and Beyond – Quantum Briefing Note

Organizations across industries are looking for ways to harness massive sets of streaming data. This pain point is especially true in the media and entertainment industry. High-resolution content is vastly increasing file size, and a growing number of users must

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Better Management of Multi-Cloud Data Access and Retention – Aparavi Briefing Note

Modern data privacy regulations and business requirements to utilize data for competitive advantage make it important for storage professionals to ensure that file data is managed in a way that controls the costs of underlying infrastructure while at the same

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SlideShare: Overcoming the Shortcomings of Legacy NAS with Microsoft Azure

Most organizations use Network Attached Storage (NAS) to store data, but the modern workforce and organization expect more capabilities than what the typical NAS can provide. Also, as organizations themselves become more distributed, the idea of a single centralized file

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AI Requires a File Storage Overhaul

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming solidified as an important tool for competitive advantage, used by organizations of all sizes and across industries. Legacy network-attached storage (NAS) systems, however, are not equipped to provide the levels of throughput that these workloads

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The Increasing Importance of Data Management in the Modern Data Center

Storage Switzerland recently wrote about the need for enterprises to move away from using backup processes for long-term data retention use cases. Backup implementations add value in providing high availability and fast (or instant) recovery of the enterprise’s most critical

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Your Path to Smarter Secondary Storage

The volume of data that must be backed up continues to increase, to meet compliance regulations and to serve secondary business purposes such as business analytics. At the same time, recovery requirements are becoming more demanding. In the event of

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