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Primary Storage for VMware on AWS – Zadara Briefing Note

VMware on AWS has been available for over a year, yet there are several missing elements. There are a lack of available data protection solutions and there is a lack of a truly enterprise class storage solution. The primary challenge

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 2 – Storage Software

In the last blog Storage Switzerland discussed the heart and soul of a Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the hypervisor. But a group of servers clustered via a hypervisor is not HCI, it is merely virtualization. For any virtualized environment to deliver

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 1 Hypervisors

It is tempting for IT professionals to take a macro-view of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and let the vendor take care of all the details. The problem is the details matter, especially in HCI. The key HCI components for IT to

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What Can Storage Learn From Server Consolidation?

Storage consolidation projects are permanently on the IT project whiteboard. The process typically starts after IT realizes that their data center is overrun by multiple storage systems from multiple vendors. Storage Switzerland finds that most data centers have 5-6 different

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Why is Traditional Storage Consolidation Failing

The most common method for consolidating storage is for the organization to purchase a single storage system, hardware, and software, and move all workloads to the new system. The organization is in effect creating a storage mainframe. The challenges with

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Busting the NVMe Flash Myths

NVMe is the next wave of all-flash systems coming to market. These systems are fast, dense and scalable. They promise to fundamentally change the way IT designs storage architectures in support of existing applications, and they open up new possibilities

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Have We Reached VMware Backup Parity?

There was a time not too long ago where the state of VMware backups was bad. It was so bad in fact that entirely new companies emerged to address the problem. These companies took the approach of ignoring the then

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Why SDN Should be Part of Your Cloud Strategy

Organizations are incorporating public cloud resources into their deployment strategies. The organization may have a cloud-first initiative, or it may use the cloud as determined by the workload but the reality is that an overwhelming number of organizations deploy in

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A Collective Hive for HCI – Maxta MxIQ Briefing Note

Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) simplifies many things for busy IT professionals. As their environment grows, HCI automatically scales with it, adding performance and capacity with each additional node. However, an area where HCI falls short, along with many other storage systems,

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Re-setting the Bar for VMware Backups in the Cloud Era

In a world where IT is scrutinized based on the bottom line, it’s easy to deprioritize disaster recovery. Building out, refreshing and managing a dedicated infrastructure for disaster recovery requires significant capex investment and compounds the already heavy burden of

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