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Surviving the Multiple Data Protection App Reality

Most organizations have more than one backup application, in fact most have three to four and are finding the number of backup applications they need to protect the organizations assets is increasing. At the same time industry and governmental requirements

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Dell Cloud Snapshot Manager

Embracing SaaS for Multi-Cloud Data Protection Modern cloud workloads exist across heterogeneous, multi-cloud infrastructures, but the cloud services that host them lack rich, native data protection toolsets. While snapshot features typically exist in the cloud they are not automated and

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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Is it Time for Application-Focused Storage?

Service level agreements (SLAs) for application availability for business continuity, and for performance, are more demanding than ever before. Each application often has specific SLA requirements, which results in multi-vendor, heterogeneous IT infrastructures that are challenging to manage. As a

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How to Facilitate Rapid Recovery

It’s no secret that rapid recovery is a non-negotiable business requirement today. Very few applications can stand even moments of downtime, never mind hours. However, getting there requires multiple steps that are not always immediately clear. The first step to

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HiveIO Debuts Hive Fabric 7.3

More Proactive Infrastructure Operations and Cost-Effective, Granular Application Performance Acceleration Graphics processing units (GPUs), software-defined data center architectures, and more intelligent infrastructure management are important technologies that all stand to help IT professionals meet modern business requirements. These include ever-faster

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Actifio Multi-cloud Mobility and DR Automation

Cutting Vendor Lock-in – as well as costs – from the DRaaS Equation Disaster recovery (DR) is too expensive and too cumbersome to meet the near-zero recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) required by today’s business environment.

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Reducing the Cost of Scaling Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions start innocently enough. The organization starts with two or three nodes and initially it handles all their compute, and storage needs quite well. As the environment scales because of the growth of the initial workloads or

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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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Three Steps to Simplify Your Transition to the Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud, whereby data and workloads can exist, be migrated and orchestrated across on-premises private and off-premises clouds, is by and large the end goal of most IT organizations today. One size does not fit all when it comes

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