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2 Advantages of Using an SDS Deduplication Solution in a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Most organizations already use a hybrid cloud in some way. Of the cloud’s available offerings, cloud object storage represents the one that many use first. Organizations often initially move and store their archival and backup data on cloud object storage. Yet when they do, many also experience sticker shock. To minimize these costs, organizations need to choose a deduplication solution that embraces a hybrid cloud strategy.

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Make the Best Choice between Hybrid Cloud NAS Architectures

Organizations of all sizes want to incorporate the cloud as part of their networked attached storage (NAS) strategy. Using hybrid cloud NAS solutions, they obtain the performance of on-premises storage with the virtually unlimited scalability of cloud storage. However, not all organizations have the same file storage needs. This has resulted in the emergence of at least three hybrid cloud NAS architectures to meet these various organizational needs.

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DCIG 2020-21 Enterprise Midrange Hybrid Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of its 2020-21 Enterprise Midrange Hybrid Array Buyer’s Guide. This Buyer’s Guide helps enterprises assess the enter­prise midrange hybrid array marketplace and identify which array may be the best fit for their environment. The Buyer’s Guide includes data sheets for 14 enterprise midrange hybrid array series that achieved rankings of Recommended and Excellent. These products are available from ten vendors including Dell EMC, FUJITSU, Hitachi Vantara, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Infinidat, iXsystems, NetApp and Tintri.

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How Enterprise Storage Arrays are Adapting to Meet Changing Business Requirements

Over the last five years, what mid-sized enterprises expect from their technology infrastructures has changed significantly. Data and the continuous availability of the systems that provide that data are critical to virtually all business operations. Beyond operations, we have entered a period of digital transformation where data has become a tactical and even strategic resource. Data is the foundation for value creation. Enterprise storage systems are changing in a variety of ways to address enterprise expectations for continuous availability, greater capacity, and the performance required to support critical workloads.

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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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TrueNAS M-Series Turns Tech Buzz into Music

NVMe and other advances in non-volatile memory technology are generating a lot of buzz in the enterprise technology industry, and rightly so. As providers integrate these technologies into storage systems they are closing the gap between the dramatic advances in processing power and the performance of the storage systems that support them. The TrueNAS M-Series from iXsystems provides an excellent example of what can be achieved when these technologies are thoughtfully integrated into a storage system.

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Two Hot Technologies to Consider for Your 2019 Budgets

Hard to believe but the first day of autumn is just two days away and with fall weather always comes cooler temperatures (which I happen to enjoy!) This means people are staying inside a little more and doing those fun, end of year activities that everyone enjoys – such as planning their 2019 budgets. As you do so, solutions from BackupAssist and StorMagic are two key new technologies for companies to consider making room for in the New Year.

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Get Ready for More Features and Still Lower All-flash Array Storage Prices

While the overall economy and even the broader technology sector largely boom, the enterprise storage space is feeling the pinch. As storage revenues level off and even drop, many people with whom I spoke at this past week’s HPE Discover 2017 event shared their thoughts as to what is causing this situation. The short answer: there does not appear to be a single reason for the pullback in storage revenue but rather a perfect storm of events that is contributing to this situation. The good news is that this retrenching should ultimately benefit end-users.

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