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DCIG Initiating Researching into 20+ SDS Block-based Solutions

The time for software-defined storage (SDS) to command a larger percentage of enterprise storage budgets has arrived. Traditional block-based storage appliances can, and certainly will, remain a fixture in enterprise data centers for the foreseeable future. However, SDS block-based solutions better address new and emerging enterprise use cases than many current storage appliances.

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DCIG – StorMagic Webinar Examining StorMagic SvSAN & VMware vSAN for the SMB/Edge Use Case

In 2019 DCIG first examined how well StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN align with orga-nizational needs to operate 24×7. DCIG’s initial report considered how well each of these solutions fit in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and edge locations. Since then, the operational reality in SMBs and edge locations has changed little. If anything, they increasingly need cost-effective, reliable highly available (HA) solutions to host their applications and data.

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DCIG TOP 5 Reports Limit Their Disclosure of Detailed Product Rankings

This week I was on a call with a prospective client that was considering licensing a forthcoming DCIG TOP 5 report. In this report, its solution achieved a TOP 5 award. However, the client remained uncertain about licensing the report. It viewed its solution significantly better (i.e., more feature-rich) than some of the other TOP 5 solutions in this report. To the client’s credit, I agreed with its observation. Further, DCIG’s internal scoring (that DCIG does not publish) supported the prospective client’s assessment.

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5 Key Topics to Consider If Choosing a VMware vSphere Alternative

All size organizations appear to share one objective for 2024: identifying an alternative solution to VMware vSphere. The significant software licensing changes announced by Broadcom in November 2023 have prompted many organizations to consider alternatives to vSphere. While the most appropriate VMware vSphere alternative for each organization will vary, questions they will need to ask will look similar. Here are five (5) key questions on topics that organizations should ask if they choose a VMware vSphere alternative.

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Broadcom Licensing Changes for VMware vSAN 8 Prompting a Reevaluation of HA Solutions for SMB and Edge Locations

In 2019 DCIG first examined how well StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN align with orga­nizational needs to operate 24×7. DCIG’s initial report considered how well each of these two solutions fit in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and edge locations. Since then, the operational reality in SMBs and edge locations has changed little. If anything, these size organizations increasingly need cost-effective, reliable highly available (HA) solutions to host their applications and data.

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3 AWS Data Protection Capabilities Explained

AWS includes at least three (3) data protection capabilities that organizations can and often should use to protect their data. Each one offers distinct benefits for any organization that uses them. However, to account for each one’s limitations, organizations may need a third-party solution to best meet their AWS data protection requirements.

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