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How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database use cases and into modern

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Is Mutual Mystification Part of your Disaster Recovery Plan?

It is impossible for all applications to be recovered instantly with no data loss after a disaster. But that is exactly what users expect. We find in some organizations IT avoids having the necessary conversation that brings users and application

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Do You Understand Your Disaster Recovery Buckets?

Disaster Recovery is a complex and fragile process. That is why it is important for IT to simplify that process as much as possible. An area where we are seeing success is how you group applications. While each application will

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ChalkTalk Video: When Should You Use High Availability instead of Backup?

Most data centers have some sort of backup strategy where it copies data on a periodic basis, typically once per night, to a secondary storage device and then either replicated or transported to a disaster recovery site. They count on

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Are Instant Recovery and Inline Deduplication Compatible? – Altaro Briefing Note

Is instant recovery compatible with inline deduplication? That’s the question I found myself asking after listening to the briefing for Altaro VM Backup 7, since Altaro announced the addition of both features in this version. I’m a fan of instant

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Can You Eliminate Downtime? – New White Paper

Achieving a zero or near-zero recovery point and recovery time objective requires planning. From a data perspective, IT needs to position the data in a ready state on the recovery system. The positioning or copying of data needs to happen either as,

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How IT can Leverage its Own Big Data for Operational Efficiency

OpsDataStore Briefing Note One of the most practical use cases of big data analytics is the analysis of data that the organization is already generating, typically in the form of log file examination, which yields impressive results (most notably in

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