Category: DCIG Sponsored Analysis

Fujifilm Object Archive Software – An Optimum Solution for Digital Preservation

For digital preservation, public cloud storage does not scale effectively. Many institutions find it beneficial to implement on-premises object storage for storing their digital collections. Fujifilm Object Archive Software brings the advantages of S3-compatible object storage togther with the advantages of tape technology for an optimum solution for preserving our digital heritage.

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Digital Preservation and its Challenges

Today, nearly all vital information or expression of historical, educational, scientific, or cultural significance is created or distributed digitally through computer technology and the Internet. Where meaningful, this digital heritage needs to be preserved. Digital preservation faces threats and risks different from its analog counterparts.

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WekaFS—The Data Platform That Breaks Through Storage Limits

This article evaluates WekaIO’s WekaFS high-performance software-defined data platform based on DCIG’s “Three New Rules for Selecting Scalable Storage Solutions.” WekaFS satisfies extreme storage requirements, delivering quicker time to market, faster insights, and dramatic data center efficiency improvements.

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The Compelling Economic Benefits of OpenZFS Storage

Have you had a key software vendor go from support increases of 3-5% to more than 20% annually? Have you had your key software vendor acquired and the acquirer then end development of the product? Have you had a key technology vendor exit your region at a time you were planning to expand your facilities? As an IT Director, I endured all these untimely and costly outcomes of vendor decisions. And then I discovered how to mitigate these risks through Open Source software such as OpenZFS, which solves these problems for software-defined storage.

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TrueCommand Brings Unified Management and Predictive Analytics to ZFS Storage

Many businesses are embarking on digital transformation initiatives that will put technology at the core of business value creation. At the same time, many of these same businesses are seeking to reduce or eliminate the cost of managing IT infrastructure. Storage vendors are addressing these seemingly incompatible goals by investing in new storage management capabilities including unified management, automation, predictive analytics, and proactive support. Now iXsystems has released TrueCommand to bring the benefits of unified storage management with predictive analytics to owners of its ZFS-based TrueNAS and FreeNAS arrays.

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TrueNAS Plugins Converge Services for Simple Hybrid Cloud Enablement

iXsystems is taking simplified service delivery to a new level by enabling a curated set of third-party services to run directly on its TrueNAS arrays. TrueNAS already provided multi-protocol unified storage to include file, block and S3-compatible object storage. Now pre-configured plugins converge additional services onto TrueNAS for simple hybrid cloud enablement.

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Latest Enhancements to Dell DL1300 Provide the Out-of-the-box Backup, Recovery, and DR Experience that Mid-market Companies Demand

More data to backup, less time to recover it, heightened recovery expectations and limited time to dedicate to manage these tasks. These are the dilemmas that every mid-market business faces when backing up and recovering its data. The good news is that the DL1300 Backup and Recovery Appliance offers the specific features that mid-market companies need to address these issues. Delivered as a turn-key, easy-to-deploy solution, the DL1300 offers the comprehensive set of features that mid-market companies need to reduce their time spent on backups, replication and/or archiving data to low cost 3rd party cloud locations.

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