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HPE 3PAR StoreServ: Product Overview and Insight

August 16, 2018
A top contender in the flash category, the HPE 3PAR StoreServ offers plenty of performance and capacity.
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X-IO ISE 900: Product Overview and Insight

August 15, 2018
If low cost and decent performance in a flash array is the combination you seek, the X-IO is a viable option.
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Pure Storage FlashBlade: Product Overview and Insight

August 13, 2018
Pure Storage FlashBlade is scale-out storage for infrastructure that disaggregates compute, networking, and data storage. A broad range of data-intensive applications leverage this deployment model, from data recovery and data warehouse workloads to Spark and AI.
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Tegile IntelliFlash: Product Overview and Insight

August 10, 2018
The IntelliFlash N Series flash array is a unified, NVMe storage system that accelerates applications. By incorporating non-volatile, solid state memory and NVMe interconnect components into its IntelliFlash storage systems, it delivers enterprise storage at near memory speeds.
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Fujitsu Eternus AF: Product Overview and Insight

August 9, 2018
The Fujitsu Storage Eternus AF delivers flash performance plus management integration with existing disk storage environments to smooth the transition to flash.
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NetApp AFF A800: Product Overview and Insight

August 8, 2018
NetApp's all-flash array line can be clustered to as much as 70 PB, which makes it a leader in its class. It is favored by companies that want storage volume with high performance and a breadth of data services.
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Product Overview and Insight

August 7, 2018
Virtual Storage Platform a flash-powered solution for mission-critical applications. The scalability of the VSP F series goes to 34 PB of raw flash capacity and 4.8 million random read IOPS.
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Dell EMC PowerMax: Product Overview and Insight

July 24, 2018
The Dell EMC PowerMax, a flagship offering, is a new product that comes with rich NVMe features and top performance, at a price premium. Based on performance figures, those requiring the very highest in IOPS and throughput should look no further.
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Kaminario K2: Product Overview and Insight

July 23, 2018
Kaminario’s software-defined storage platform aims to build high-performance storage infrastructure at cloud-scale. It can scale up or scale out based on application requirements.
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Kaminario K2 vs Dell EMC PowerMax: Comparing All Flash Arrays

June 26, 2018
An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Kaminario and Dell EMC, two leading all flash array solutions.
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Object Storage Vendors: Buying Guide

May 24, 2018
Object storage is a data storage architecture that manages data as objects. Here's an overview of the leading Object storage vendors.
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Spectra Logic BlackPearl: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
The Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System enables users to deploy a tiered storage strategy that is easy to manage and scalable to exabytes of data.
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Dell EMC Data Domain: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
Data Domain offers scalable, cloud-ready protection storage for backup, archive, long-term cloud retention and modern disaster recovery.
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Data Dynamics StorageX: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
Data Dynamics StorageX is a file management and file replication tool that makes copies NAS file shares as a means of data protection and replication. It provides a policy-based, storage management platform and supports S3 object storage.
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Arcserve UDP: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
As part of Arcserve’s flagship backup and availability solution suite, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct is backup and recovery for data and applications - virtual and physical, Windows and Linux.
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IBM Cloud Object Storage: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
BM Cloud Object Storage enables large organizations to store, manage and access data via a self-service portal and RESTful APIs.
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Veritas NetBackup: Product Overview and Insight

April 16, 2018
Veritas NetBackup provides unified data protection for multi-cloud, virtual and physical environments that can be globally managed from a single console. It can store data on disk, tape or the cloud.
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Veritas Flex Appliance: Product Overview and Insight

April 12, 2018
Veritas Flex Appliance can consolidate multiple data protection software offerings on one device. It delivers on-demand, enterprise-wide backup and recovery, long-term retention and cloud tiering.
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Acronis Backup: Product Overview and Insight

April 12, 2018
Acronis Backup provides protection for on-premises, remote systems, private and public clouds, and mobile devices.
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Commvault HyperScale: Product Overview and Insight

April 11, 2018
Commvault HyperScale adds scale-out infrastructure to the Commvault Data Platform. It can integrate with storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and cloud providers. It takes advantage of a built-in operating environment, virtualization, and storage technologies from Red Hat.
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SSD and Flash in Enterprise Storage Environments

April 3, 2018
Solid State drives and devices are everywhere. While once they were a home for small subsets of high-end, high-performance storage, now enterprise SSD are the preferred place of residence for a large portion of enterprise storage.
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Network Attached Storage in the Enterprise

April 2, 2018
NAS, network attached storage, is relatively simple to set up and can now scale to an almost unlimited degree. With so much unstructured data in the enterprise, NAS is growing in prominence.
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Storage Area Networks in the Enterprise

March 29, 2018
SANs remain a core asset of most large enterprises. Now incorporating faster networks, more powerful processors and solid state drives, they are now capable of better performance and higher capacity than ever.
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Software Defined Storage Best Practices

March 2, 2018
Software defined storage offers a pathway to smoother and more agile software application deployment. But as it represents a fresh approach to system design, there are many challenges that lie in wait for the unprepared.
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Software Defined Storage: Pros and Cons

February 7, 2018
Software defined storage clearly has pros and cons –  it flexibility and possibly lower costs, but its complexity can be a challenge for new operators.
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Data Storage Protection Trends: Ten Storage Trends to Watch

January 30, 2018
Growing cloud adoption, the rise of the distributed enterprise and the demand for analytics are all driving data protection to the forefront. Here are some of the top in this suddenly hot area.
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Ten Leading Data Backup Products

January 26, 2018
Data backup is an area of continual innovation in storage and data protection. These leaders in data backup are defining the storage marketplace.
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Data Storage Backups vs Snapshots and Replication

January 22, 2018
Can data storage alternatives such as the cloud, replication and snapshots really replace traditional backup?
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7 Reasons Why Data Backup is Here to Stay

January 15, 2018
What future role will data backup play in the enterprise, where is it irreplaceable?
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Improving Storage Security: Fighting Cybercriminals

January 9, 2018
Merely backing up your data no longer provides an absolute guarantee that you can recover from a cyberattack.
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Top 20 Big Data Analytics Solutions For Major Storage Environments

January 2, 2018
These Big Data Analytics products are leading the way as companies work to mine more insight from their data.
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Data Storage and Analytics: 10 Tips to Make it the Perfect Marriage

December 8, 2017
Experts offer advice for finding the right match between data storage and analytics.
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8 Top Tips for Beating the Big Data Deluge

December 5, 2017
If you don't plan carefully, big data initiatives can quickly overwhelm your storage infrastructure.
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Top 10 Tips on Solid State Storage Adoption Strategy

October 23, 2017
Should you keep running your existing HDDs or should you commit to all-flash throughout your data center?
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Top 10 Trends for Data Storage with Big Data Analytics

September 28, 2017
Edge computing, multi-cloud, IoT, storage intelligence and other technologies are leading to new storage advances.
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Top 10 Predictions: How Will All-Flash Storage Look in 5 Years?

September 12, 2017
Most storage experts see nothing but blue skies ahead for all-flash storage.
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Top 10 All-Flash Storage Vendors

September 8, 2017
Learn more about the all-flash storage vendors that appeared in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report.
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Microsoft Azure: 8 Ways to Save on Cloud Storage

August 31, 2017
These tips can help you avoid unpleasant surprises on your cloud storage bill.
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Why Storage Companies Are Partnering with Microsoft Azure for Cloud Storage

August 24, 2017
DataCore, Panzura, Nasuni, Zadara, Veritas, Caringo, Datapipe and other storage vendors are leveraging Azure to help grow their businesses.
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Google Cloud: How to Reduce Data Storage Costs and Maximize Performance

August 23, 2017
These tips can help enterprises realize the cost and performance benefits they hope to gain from cloud storage.
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Google Cloud Platform Gaining Data Storage Momentum

August 17, 2017
Many leading storage vendors are partnering with the cloud computing provider.
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Who Will Rule the Storage World?

July 20, 2017
Over the past decade and a half, the top players in the storage market have remained the same. Will the trend continue?
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5 Hot Storage Technologies to Watch

June 22, 2017
These new advances could boost performance, improve efficiency and support modern applications and architecture.
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A 10-Year Review of Data Storage

June 20, 2017
The top competitors in the market have remained the same, but the technology has gone through radical changes.
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8 Vital Data Protection Tips

June 5, 2017
Taking a few simple steps can help reduce the likelihood that your sensitive data will experience a breach.
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8 Hot Data Protection Products

June 2, 2017
These new solutions can help secure data against attacks while ensuring that enterprises meet compliance requirements.
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Top 10 Tips for Software-Defined Storage Deployment

May 30, 2017
SDS may not be catching on as quickly as some had hoped, but it excels in certain environments and use cases.
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8 Hot Solid State Storage Products

May 26, 2017
Dell EMC, Toshiba, Seagate and Micron are coming out with new flash storage arrays that could interest enterprise customers.
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What to Do with Legacy Assets in a Flash Storage World

May 22, 2017
You don't have to rip-and-replace all your existing HDDs. Here are several ways to continue extracting value from them as you transition to all-flash.
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Where All-Flash Storage Makes No Sense

May 18, 2017
Experts say there are some use cases where organizations should not use all-flash storage.
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All-Flash Array Economics

May 11, 2017
AFA prices haven't yet equaled HDDs on a per-gigabyte basis, but they offer other financial benefits that make them attractive to enterprises.
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Buying Guide: All-Flash Storage

May 10, 2017
Dell EMC, Pure Storage, IBM, NetAPP and HPE are leading the way with AFAs.
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8 Data Machine Learning and AI Storage Tips

May 5, 2017
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are coming to the enterprise. Are your storage systems ready?
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Top 10 AI and Machine Learning Data Storage Trends

May 4, 2017
Artificial intelligence technology could have some positive impacts on the storage industry.
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Enterprise SSD Buying Guide

April 7, 2017
Vendors have been rolling out a number of new products for the enterprise SSD market.
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Top Tips for Enterprise SSD Form Factor Selection and Deployment

March 30, 2017
Some form factors are better than others for certain applications.
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Software-Defined Storage: Where It’s Headed

March 24, 2017
Software defined storage, though still in its infancy, is sure to be a major technology in the years ahead.
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Buying Guide: Software-Defined Storage

January 23, 2017
These are some of the leading SDS vendors with products suitable for enterprise customers.
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Top 10 Things Driving DRaaS Adoption

December 26, 2016
Cloud-based disaster recovery services are growing in popularity for a wide variety of reasons, including cost and reliability concerns.
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Cloud Storage Vs. On-Premise: 11 Reasons to Choose the Public Cloud

December 8, 2016
Here are eleven areas where the public cloud has an advantage over in-house storage solutions.
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Cloud Storage vs. In-House: 12 Reasons to Stay On-Prem

November 9, 2016
While cloud storage is growing increasingly popular, on premise data storage continues to have key advantages.
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Startups Make Data Movement Faster for Cloud Storage

November 4, 2016
A new crop of startups are making it easier to move data to and from cloud storage services.
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Top Trends in High Capacity Enterprise SSDs

October 27, 2016
A huge price drop in flash has been paralleled by another spectacular occurrence: the storage capacity of Solid State Drives (SSDs) has gone through the roof.
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Top Ten Tips to Address Cloud Storage Problems

July 19, 2016
Be prepared for some of the most common issues when moving data into cloud storage services.
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Top 10 Enterprise SSD Market Trends

July 13, 2016
The enterprise SSD market is growing quickly, but that doesn't mean HDDs are dead.
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The Future of NAS Data Storage

June 8, 2016
NAS storage will be around for the foreseeable future, but the market is changing.
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Storage Hyperconvergence: When Does It Make Sense?

June 2, 2016
Hyperconverged infrastructure offers excellent ROI for some applications, but for others it makes sense to stick with traditional servers and storage.
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Dell-EMC Merger Means Hyperconverged Data Centers and More Enterprise SSDs

May 11, 2016
At EMC World, Dell and EMC executives provided some insight into the future direction of the merged company.
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Top Ten Tips for Storage Hyperconvergence

May 6, 2016
This advice from experts can help organizations make sure they are getting the best HCI for their needs.
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Looking Beyond the Hype at Hyperconvergence in Storage

April 14, 2016
Hyperconverged infrastructure is growing quickly, but don't expect them to completely replace traditional SAN and NAS storage anytime soon.
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