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Four Best Practices for Implementing Next Gen Backup and Recovery; Interview with Dell Software’s General Manager, Data Protection, Brett Roscoe, Part III

There are so many options available in today’s next generation of backup and recovery tools that sometimes it can be tough to prioritize which features to implement. In this third installment of my interview series with Dell Software’s General Manager, Data Protection, Brett Roscoe, we discuss four (4) best practices that organizations should prioritize as they implement next generation backup and recovery tools.

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The Inner Workings of a VTL Gateway Appliance: Interview with BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze, Part II

NAS gateway appliances that connect to backend public storage clouds are still not a “dime a dozen” but they are definitely more prevalent than they were even a few years ago. However a new class of gateway appliances that provides a virtual tape library (VTL) is now available from BridgeSTOR. In this second part of my interview series with BridgeSTOR’s CEO John Matze, we discuss the inner workings of its VTL interface that it is making available this month on its cloud gateway appliance.

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Corporate Ramifications of Implementing Mobile Data Management (MDM) Software for BYODs; Interview with Amtel CEO Pankaj Gupta Part III

Depending upon its size, a company looking to offer their employees the opportunity to bring their own device (BYOD) to work may be faced with choices, such as: How much data to allow on the device? How to manage the data accessed? Whose platform to use? Organizations like Amtel, Inc. have specialized in developing Mobile Data Management (MDM) for such companies. In this third installment of my interview series with Amtel’s CEO, Pankaj Gupta, we discuss hybrid vs. cloud and what it looks like for a company to use MDM for bring your own devices (BYODs).

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Security, Fast Deployment and Managed Services – the Benefits of Using the Cloud for MDM; Interview with Amtel CEO Pankaj Gupta Part II

In the arena of mobile data storage a business has a few options. In choosing which solution is best a company may ask itself, “Is keeping data on premises or putting it in the cloud more cost-effective?” and “Do we feel comfortable using the cloud for our storage needs?” During my first installment with Amtel, Inc. CEO, Pankaj Gupta, we chatted about how companies can adopt an open attitude in the corporate world of bring your own device (BYOD). Now, in my second segment with Amtel’s CEO, we discuss the benefits of storing data in the cloud, how secure cloud storage really is, and how accepting midmarket companies and larger enterprises are of putting their data in the cloud.

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The Benefits of Using ZFS as a Virtual Storage Platform; Interview with Tegile Systems VP Rob Commins Part IV

The ZFS file system and volume manager is quickly becoming a preferred operating system (OS) among providers in the competitive arena of virtual storage. Lending to its popularity, ZFS is flexible, functional and consistently high performing but can occasionally cause minor troubles for inexperienced users. In this fourth and final installment of my interview series with Rob Commins, VP of Marketing at Tegile Systems, we discuss how Tegile’s use of ZFS provides the fully integrated and supported storage platform that organizations want while keeping application availability and performance levels high.

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How Companies Can Adopt an Open Attitude in the Corporate World of BYOD: Interview with Amtel, Inc. CEO Pankaj Gupta, Part I

Not long ago, organizations did not even dream about the need to geo-fence within their business nor did they ponder the security risk involved in managing the company data on mobile devices. But times they are a changin’. Corporate America is seeing a massive shift in favor of users/employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) to work. Does this prove a benefit or a deficit for the company? In this first installment of my interview series with Pankaj Gupta, CEO of Amtel, Inc., we discuss the upside for a company allowing BYOD and how Amtel is set to support a company’s move toward this popular trend.

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SMBs Get Control Over Their Virtualized Environments; Interview with Scale Computing Part V

Companies of all sizes are implementing virtualization. But as they do, small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are in particular finding they are ill-equipped to deal with the levels of complexity it introduces. In this fifth and final part of my interview series with Scale Computing’s Global Solution Architect, Alan Conboy, and its EVP and GM, Patrick Conte, Alan discusses what Scale Computing has done to its HC3 simple for SMBs to introduce and manage virtualization at all layers in their environment.

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Hybrid Storage Makes Storage Tiering in the Virtualized World Irrelevant; Interview with Tegile Systems VP Rob Commins Part III

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of virtualization, the ability for a storage array to deliver performance at exactly the right time is essential. Unfortunately, most tiered storage systems are poorly equipped to respond to these new dynamics. This is where hybrid storage arrays come into play. In this third installment of my interview series with Rob Commins, VP of Marketing at Tegile Systems, we discuss the practical applications of storage and data movement in a virtualized world, how storage tiering falls short of consumer requirements and why Tegile’s hybrid storage is so well-equipped to meet them.

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Eliminating the HDD Exposure Window that Exists in SMBs; Interview with Scale Computing Part IV

Every organization likes more storage capacity at a lower cost per GB. What makes them nervous are the growing risks they face from data loss as a result of a failed hard disk drive (HDD) in their virtualized environment. In this fourth part of my interview series with Scale Computing’s Global Solution Architect, Alan Conboy, and its EVP and GM, Patrick Conte, Alan chimes in as to what Scale Computing has done to eliminate the exposure window associated with failed HDDs.

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