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An Instant Rant on Instant Restores Using Deduplication Appliances
Every now and then a phrase shows up in the tech industry that may hurt more than it helps. ‘Instant restore’ represents one of those terms. In my mind, the word ‘instant’ implies ‘occurs in a moment.’ In practical terms, from a technical perspective, that translates into a few seconds or perhaps up to a minute or two. However, too many deduplication appliance providers use the phrase ‘instant restore’ to describe a feature of their product. Unfortunately, the use of this term may leave organizations with the impression these products instantly restore more swiftly and robustly than they do.
Get More Done in Less Time Using Analytics to Automate and Simplify IT Operations
Tintri and DCIG will discuss the power of real-time and predictive analytics to automatically optimize infrastructure during a Tintri Talk In Session on January 12 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT
2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Research Announcement
The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) is updating its research into hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. HCI vendors are invited to participate in the survey research taking place through December 21st, 2022. DCIG intends to publish one or more DCIG TOP 5 reports based on this HCI research in the 1st quarter of 2023.
DCIG Initiates Research into Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Backup Solutions
Most organizations already use general-purpose clouds in some form. Microsoft represents one such cloud provider that has taken a market leading position in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Its IaaS offering, Microsoft Azure, now represents one of the top three general-purpose clouds while Microsoft 365 may well be the #1 SaaS offering used by organizations worldwide. Yet as enterprises utilize these cloud offerings, they still must protect the applications and/or data they host in these Microsoft clouds.
Achieving Data Resilience at Scale Requires a New Approach to Backup and Recovery
The data environments of many businesses have become so large and complex that their backup infrastructures can no longer protect all their data or meet their recovery time requirements. Achieving data resilience at scale requires a new approach.
DCIG Researching Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Solutions
The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) is updating its research into hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. HCI vendors are invited to participate in the survey research taking place through December 21st, 2022.
SC22 Provides Glimpse into Tomorrow’s Data Center
This week I had the privilege of attending SC22, the supercomputing conference, in Dallas, TX. Supercomputing centers are early adopters of technologies that will soon be common in most data centers. Thus, the sessions I attended, the attendees I spoke with, and the solutions on display in the exhibit hall provided me with an eye-opening glimpse into tomorrow’s data center.
75%+ of 2022 Storage Unicorns Work with DCIG
In June 2022 seventeen companies in the infrastructure, data, and storage management space got some good news. Coldago Research recognized them as Storage Unicorns with valuations of more than $1billion. However, DCIG also took some good news away from that analyst report. DCIG is proud to call thirteen of those seventeen companies (over 75%!) current or past clients.
Acronis’ Rise to a Leading Cyber Protection Solution
Enterprise caliber cyber security and resilience products that meet the needs of managed service providers (MSPs) and/or small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) remain in short supply. They need centrally managed, integrated solutions that deliver these functions. In response, Acronis has developed its own in-house, integrated Cyber Protect solution to meet them.
Lessons Learned About Building an Effective File Data Cloud
Nasuni recently hosted Nasuni CloudBound22, a two-day virtual conference. This article summarizes key takeaways from the event.