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Goodbye, old backup app
There’s hope for storage shops straining to back up ever-growing data stores, but it might mean using a modern backup alternative instead of a traditional backup app. The usual scenario of weekly fulls/daily incrementals can break down as data overwhelms the process. The good news is that the problem may be solved using familiar tools, such as snapshots and replication, in new ways to create a sustainable backup process.
Most IT groups have moved from server-based storage to networked storage systems, a model that’s worked well for years. But now we’re seeing new apps and performance demands that are better addressed with storage installed at the server. But new techs make it possible to share that storage so you don’t lose the benefits of networked storage.
We all know the hazards of virtual desktop boot storms, but there’s more to configuring storage for VDI. Check out these 10 tips.
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With more data to protect, weekly fulls and nightly incrementals may not be enough. It's time to look at alternatives to traditional backup processes.
Direct-attached or server-based storage is gaining renewed attention as emerging techs offer ways to pool and share this scalable storage resource.
Learn how to avoid boot storms, antivirus scans and other events that can bring your storage to its knees when deploying virtual desktops.
Our latest survey finds the biggest problem with file storage and management is backup. Learn how respondents are managing file storage.
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Flash technologies are cool, crazy fast and they're going to remake our data centers; but they can be pretty confusing, too.
A storage hypervisor comes to the rescue, as the elements wreak havoc in my test lab.
Disk is great for backups and speedy recoveries, but tape is still the best choice for data protection and retention.
In a virtual server world, the concept of LUN technology and the amount of attention LUNs require from storage admins will be a thing of the past.