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Predicting WAN Performance – Disaster Recovery’s Missing Link – Apposite Briefing Note

Most storage systems today have the ability to replicate data to another storage system at another site. If the storage system doesn’t have that capability, then there are plenty of third-party software solutions that perform the function. Even if the

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The Cloud Storage Consistency Problem

Cloud storage like Amazon S3 is scalable and economical, and it is also highly available. But one thing it is not is consistent. Lack of consistency is the primary reason many organizations struggle with cloud migration. Many production applications need

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Cloud Backup? Yes, No or Sometimes

Cloud backup has several advantages over traditional on-site backup and one big negative; the data is no longer stored within the familiar confines of the data center. Even if the cloud backup solution provides robust encryption, many organizations have some

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ChalkTalk Video: Why Organizations Are Struggling with Getting Applications to the Cloud

Every organization is trying to develop a cloud strategy, but as they try to move workloads to the cloud, they are running into the wall known as the CAP theorem. The CAP theorem says it is impossible for a distributed

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Seven Storage Mistakes Data Centers Make During a Merger

Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace in today’s business climate. A key aspect of one of these transactions is how to combine the IT infrastructures of the two organizations. IT plays a critical role in making sure the combination is more

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Software vs. Hardware Replication

As discussed in our last entry, replication is an ideal way for most organizations to meet the data protection and data recovery demands of their mission critical applications. But there is a choice that IT needs to make when selecting

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ChalkTalk Video: Using the 3-2-1 Rule To Protect Against Ransomware

Protection in the modern data center is changing. IT must provide backup to disk and an instant recover capability to meet the recovery expectations of application owners. But this rapid protection also puts data at risk to a ransomware attack.

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