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Why Not Have your Backup System Provide CDM? – Unitrends Briefing Note

If the updates coming out of the various backup software companies are any indication, copy data management (CDM) and instant recovery are mainstream features. In addition, some backup software products are finally starting to recognize the importance of creating and

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Is There a Better Way to Backup Unstructured Data? – Igneous Briefing Note

It’s no secret that unstructured data is consuming data center tiles across the world. Structured data may have been king at one point, but the vast amount of storage in today’s data centers is being consumed by unstructured data. This

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Are We Using Windows File Servers for the Wrong Reason?

Windows file servers are primarily used to store unstructured data. The type of unstructured data varies from user-created documents to machine-generated audio and video. They even store analytics data machines and other servers generate. While the type of data a

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Modern Applications and Object Storage

New applications like Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, Hadoop, Splunk and Spark are the catalyst behind data center modernization. These apps provide the scale and flexibility that increase user engagement, enable better decision making and unleash more human creativity. But these solutions

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How to Optimize Windows File Servers

So many people create files they use once and never use again. They create a spreadsheet for this afternoon’s meeting to support their belief that the department needs more widgets. Once they get approval for the widgets, they don’t need

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