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How to Improve Recovery Confidence

Almost every recent survey done on the state of backup indicates a very low level of confidence in an organization’s ability to recover in the event of a disaster. There are three reasons for this result. First, the management may

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How to Protect a Global VMware Environment

Most enterprises have not virtualized their data center; they have virtualized their data centers (plural). The software most organizations choose as their virtual foundation is VMware. Protecting a multi-site VMware environment has unique challenges that IT needs to address. Three

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Six Things Your Boss Needs To Know About DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), the ability to outsource an organization’s recovery site, typically to the cloud, is rapidly gaining in popularity. The executive team may assume the solution can do no wrong and encourage IT professionals to pursue

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White Paper: Is Your DR Plan Ready for 2018?

When was the last time you looked at your disaster recovery plan? The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to review it and make sure it is ready for changes within your data center, and changes to

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Why Don’t Cloud Backup Solutions Leverage Cloud Compute?

The first iterations of cloud backup solutions were designed primarily to protect individual consumer laptops. Those solutions evolved and eventually were scaled to protect an organization’s laptops. The next logical step was to use the cloud for server and virtual

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Understanding NVMe

NVM Express (NVMe) is an optimized, high performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and larger command set designed for accessing memory-based storage attached through the PCIe bus. Put simply’ it is a better protocol for flash

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An Alternative Approach to HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructures claim to be a simpler alternative to a traditional architecture with a dedicated compute and a dedicated storage tier. The primary source of the simplification is the elimination of a dedicated storage tier. Instead, HCI integrates storage into

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