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Achieving the right RPO for your Virtualized Environment

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is potentially the most important requirement to understand when protecting any application or environment. RPO is essentially the amount of data that will be lost when an application is recovered. The less frequent the protection the

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Webinar: Selecting the right tools to meet your Virtual RTO/RPO Objectives

Organizations have high expectations of data protection professionals to return applications to production. In the virtual environment in particular, cost effective tools exist to help meet those objectives. But which one should you use, and when? After all, not all

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Storage Q&A: StarWind and StorageSwiss Answer Hyper-V Storage Questions

A company needs to upgrade its IT equipment to keep up with increasing storage demand. The question is, “Will the new technology that’s supposed to save me money actually cost me money?” Joining Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst in our recent

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Hyper-V Software-Defined Storage

During a recent Storage Switzerland webinar, the audience was asked what their plans were for implementing Hyper-V into their environment. 50% of the respondents stated that they plan to exclusively  deploy Hyper-V into their data center while another 25% responded

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Server Side Storage, defined for Hyper-V

Many businesses are adopting hypervisor platforms like Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to reduce their server virtualization total cost of ownership. Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and corporations with multiple remote office locations, in particular, are leveraging the economies of

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Storage Q&A: on the waste of VDI only Storage

Charlie: A lot of webinars coming up with Storage Switzerland. George Crump is with us to talk about these. George, we have everything from server-side flash, to stopping performance sprawl, 5 keys to successful hybrid cloud strategy, and avoiding the

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VSPEX Enabled WAN Acceleration

Next up at EMC World we caught up with Tony Thompson and Everett Dolgner from Silver Peak. Our readers will be familiar with the fact that Silver Peak has been on the leading edge of providing software-defined WAN acceleration technology

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Economized Virtual Server-Side SAN Technology

Businesses supporting multiple remote locations often find that they cannot leverage the cloud to service their end users in the field. For example, large retail chains sometimes have a need to support hundreds of stores across the United States. While

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Overcoming The VDI Storage Price Challenge

In a recent webinar, QLogic’s Steve Garceau accurately described the advantages of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) strategy, as well as the challenges. While there is the potential for cost savings, the primary benefit that data centers will see when

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Data Profiling Grows Up – Index Engines 5.1

Data profiling allows organizations to report and analyze file and email content in order to streamline their data center. By non-disruptively scanning NAS and server storage repositories, backup tapes and archives such as SharePoint, IT planners can gain deep insight

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