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SlideShare: Capacity – Ransomware – Protection – Three Windows File Server Upgrades to Avoid

Most organizations are looking to improve their Windows file server environment by adding capacity, developing a ransomware strategy and improving overall data protection. For most enterprises, optimizing your Windows file server means buying a new, bigger server with more capacity

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Why Should You Optimize File Servers?

Windows file servers remain one of the most popular ways for an organization to store and share data between employees. One of the reasons for this popularity is when a server reaches capacity or starts to suffer performance problems it’s

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How to Avoid Windows File Server to NAS Upgrades

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems were supposed to replace the Windows file server. But, Windows file servers are still the predominate means to share data within an organization. With the increase of processing power, internal storage capacity and network bandwidth,

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Webinar: Capacity – Ransomware – Protection – Three Windows File Server Upgrades to Avoid

Most organizations are looking to improve their Windows file server environment by adding capacity, developing a ransomware strategy and improving overall data protection. For most enterprises, optimizing your Windows file server means buying a new, bigger server with more capacity

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Enterprise-grade Backup for SMBs – WD Arkeia DA2300 Backup Appliance Part 2

This is part two of Storage Switzerland’s test drive of WD’s DA2300 Backup Appliance that features the WD Arkeia backup software. In part one we went through the set up and configuration steps, getting backup clients connected to the system

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Enterprise-grade Backup for SMBs – WD Arkeia DA2300 Backup Appliance

The DA2300 is a purpose-built backup appliance from Western Digital that runs the Arkeia backup software package on a capable quad-core, four-drive desktop chassis that WD originally developed for their small business server. While it offers enterprise-level features that meet

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Nexenta explains the economics behind Software-Defined Storage

Nexenta is a software-only, software-defined storage (SDS) solution that enables users to create storage systems with the x86-based hardware of their choice and disk or flash-based arrays, with support recently added for all-flash arrays. Based on the ZFS file system,

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A One-box Upgrade for Small Business IT part 3 – Exploring Windows Storage Spaces

The WD Sentinel DS5100/6100 is a compact file server system from disk drive manufacturer Western Digital (WD), designed for the Small- to Medium-sized Business (SMB). The DS5100/6100 comes with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials and has the upgraded hardware

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