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Backup Retention vs. Data Retention

A recent blog “Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention” by Veeam’s Jonathan Butz discussed how healthcare organizations are creating overly complex and expensive backup infrastructure because they are considering backup as part of their records retention policy. Butz is

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Why Aren’t You Tiering Backup Data to the Cloud?

Organizations tend to treat all backup data the same. Generally, IT stores backup data on a relatively low performing, high capacity disk backup system. The problem is that this type of device doesn’t fit the restore requests that most IT

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Democratizing In-Memory Computing

The speed and low latency of dynamic access memory (DRAM) are why so many organizations are looking at developing new applications to take advantage of the in-memory computing concept. The problem is that rewriting and migrating to a new application

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Is Innovation in VMware Backup Dead?

The opening chapter of a white paper, “Cloud-native Data Protection for VMware,” available from Druva is titled “The Current State of VMware Data Protection.” While IT has seen a lot of innovation over the past decade, it seems that the

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Axellio’s FabricXpress All-NVMe Server for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

A Validated Hybrid Strategy for the Most Demanding Environments The hybrid cloud is the nirvana that most enterprises are chasing. The problem is that most enterprises have not been able to standardize their infrastructure for centralized management. In a previous

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Understanding the Azure Hybrid Cloud On-Ramp

Most organizations approach the cloud without a formal strategy. They pick a pain point, like backup and disaster recovery, as a starting point with the hope of adding more services as they become more cloud savvy. What often happens, however,

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Why Azure Stack HCI for Your Hybrid or Private Cloud

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) consolidates several data center components into a single architecture with the promise of simplifying management and enabling better scale to meet the demands of the organization. Of these components, two of the most important are the hypervisor

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NAKIVO 8.5 Briefing Note

Protecting VMs in a Multi-Hypervisor World In most organizations, day-to-day applications run in a virtual machine on a hypervisor. VMware tends to be the most common hypervisor in use with Hyper-V quickly gaining ground. However, a new hypervisor from Nutanix,

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MSP Requirements of Infrastructure Solution Providers is Different

As we covered in the blog, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose between being an agent and investing in infrastructure. The agency path may seem tempting at first, but MSPs that want to own the customer relationship and increase

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Why is a New Generation of HCI Needed for the Hybrid Cloud?

For the vast majority of enterprises, the question is not whether to go all-in on the public cloud, or to keep all workloads on-premises. Using both in a hybrid cloud architecture is required to meet applications’ wide-ranging cost, control and

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