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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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Creating Flow for Successful Disaster Recovery – NAKIVO Briefing Note

Nakivo 8 – Disaster Recovery Workflow Many backup and replication software solutions claim to help organizations recover from a disaster but just as backups are more than copying data from point A to point B, disaster recovery is more than

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SlideShare: What’s Breaking Your VMware Backups? And How You Can Fix Them Quickly

Backing up VMware successfully has always been a challenge. The introduction of the cloud ever increasing scale of VMware infrastructure continues to give backups fits and makes it even harder. Please join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and

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Will Cloud Backup Really Reduce Your Backup Investment?

Organizations make significant investments in their infrastructure. As production data continues to grow, the exponential impact on backup storage threatens to deplete IT budgets. The cloud promises to reduce on-premises backup infrastructure but most solutions only use the cloud to

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