Category: Product Review

Key Management. As a Service. For Real.

Ask anyone who works for any size enterprise if he or she thinks encrypting vulnerable data is a good idea. You will get an almost universal “Yes” answer. Then ask that same individual if their enterprise encrypts its most vulnerable data. That individual will most likely respond with a mumbled “No.” Few enterprises encrypt their vulnerable data simply because it is too hard to manage the encryption keys. That response may start to change thanks to StorMagic’s recent introduction of key management as a service (SvKMS).

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Kaseya Reveals Its Simple Strategy to Resolve Growing IT Complexity

Do you ever wonder why achieving simplicity is so hard? I certainly do. Everyone tends to recognize simplicity when they see or experience it. However, simple to manage and use technology remains elusive. Further, making multiple technologies simple to use and manage rarely happens. That said, Kaseya may a simple answer to this challenge. Its strategy entails providing companies with a management console that centrally monitors and manages multiple disparate technologies.

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StorageCraft Packages Enterprise Value in a Sweet Little Box

In the past, organizations sometimes measured a technology’s value by its physical size. Thank God that ship has sailed. Perhaps no new product better illustrates the need to forever abandon that metric than the newly announced StorageCraft OneXafe Solo. Otherwise StorageCraft may have needed a refrigerator box to fully communicate the value that its new OneXafe Solo delivers.

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Cloud-native Microsoft Azure VM Backups: Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times

During these uncertain times, everyone wants some certainty. They want certainty they stay healthy, do not contract the corona virus, and that this economic shutdown will end sooner than later. Hopefully, we addres these concerns very soon. Thankfully, in other areas, enterprises can experience a higher degree of certainty about a successful outcome. In the backup arena, enterprises that need a viable backup solution for their Microsoft Azure VMs may now turn to HYCU for Azure.

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A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing and Storage Requirements

Organizations of all types and sizes need visibility and analysis into the data they collect in the moment and place that they collect it. To do so efficiently, they need edge computing solutions that can gather and process this data without incurring undue costs or overhead. In its latest Competitive Intelligence Executive Edition report, DCIG examines how solutions from StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN deliver on these requirements at the edge.

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HPE Predicts Sunny Future for Cloudless Computing

Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE, declared at its Discover event last week that HPE is transforming into a consumption-driven company that will deliver “Everything as a Service” within three years. In addition, Neri put forward the larger concept of “cloudless” computing. Are these announcements a tactical response to the recent wave of public cloud adoption by enterprises, or are they something more strategic?

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HYCU Continues Its March Towards Becoming the Default Nutanix Backup Solution

Any time a new operating system platform comes to market, one backup solution tends to lead in providing a robust set of data protection features that companies can quickly, easily, and economically deploy. It happened with Unix. It happened with Windows and VMware. Now it is happening again with the Nutanix Acropolis operating system (AOS) as HYCU continues to make significant product enhancements in its march to become the default backup solution for Nutanix-centric environments.

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HYCU-X Piggybacks on Existing HCI Platforms to Put Itself in the Scale-out Backup Conversation

Vendors are finding multiple ways to enter the scale-out hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) backup conversation. Some acquire other companies such as StorageCraft did in early 2017 with its acquisition of ExaBlox. Others build their own such as Cohesity and Commvault did. Yet among these many iterations of scale-out, HCI-based backup systems, HYCU’s decision to piggyback its new HYCU-X on top of existing HCI offerings, starting with Nutanix’s AHV HCI Platform, represents one of the better and more insightful ways to deliver backup using a scale-out architecture.

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CloudShift Puts Flawless DR on Corporate Radar Screens

For an HCI solution to not have a clear path forward for public cloud support is almost anathema in the increasingly hybrid cloud environments found in today’s enterprises. That’s what makes this week’s CloudShift announcement from Datrium notable – it begins to clarify Datrium’s strategy for how Datrium is going to go beyond backup to the public cloud as part of its DVX solution and puts the concept of flawless DR on corporate radar screens.

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NVMe Unleashing Performance and Storage System Innovation

Mainstream enterprise storage vendors are embracing NVMe. HPE, NetApp, Pure Storage, Dell EMC, Kaminario and Tegile all offer all-NVMe arrays. According to these vendors, the products will soon support storage class memory as well. NVMe protocol access to flash memory SSDs is a big deal. Support for storage class memory may become an even bigger deal.

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