HC3 vs VMware vs. Hyper-V for SMBs : Part 2

I’ve been hanging out on Spiceworks a lot lately which is a great online community for SMB and mid market IT personnel to share ideas, ask questions and gather opinions.  In fact, the idea for creating this blog series came in large part from seeing the common and repeated questions, concerns and discussions happening on …

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Move Your Tape Museum into the Cloud; Interview with BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze Part III

Ask any large organization how many tapes they have sitting around in local storage or at Iron Mountain or some other third party storage facility and odds are they have more tapes – and are likely spending more money storing these tapes – than they would like to admit. This opens up a unique opportunity for a third party provider to solve this dilemma. In this third part of my interview series with BridgeSTOR’s CEO John Matze, we discuss how using the BridgeSTOR VTL cloud gateway appliance organizations can move their tape museums into the cloud.

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Enterprises are Looking to HC3 for Simplicity

We built HC3 to solve a fundamental need in IT:  a system that keeps applications running without all the complexity that’s latched on to infrastructure with bolt-on after bolt-on solution.  We knew this was a problem most acutely felt in midmarket companies, with complex needs but limited resources.  We built HC3 so those midmarket customers …

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Software-Defined Storage Is the End of Big Storage

The End of Big Storage is my take on the disruptive transformation that Software-Defined Storage (SDS) will bring to the storage industry. SDS is a move away from storage that has grown into something that looks like the 80’s mainframe to storage built on virtualized pools of commodity X86 servers connected by intelligent software that is optimized for virtual data centers. This blog tracks the end of big storage and provides insight into the events surrounding it. Note to readers: this first entry is a little longer to set the context of this disruptive change. Why Now? Today, two unstoppable … more >

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Five Business Reasons Why Developers and Software Ecosystems Benefit from KVM

By: Peter Fuller, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Scale Computing As the VP of Business Development and Alliances for Open Virtual Alliance Member Scale Computing, I work with a diverse group of top players in the software ecosystem. While many have KVM compatible products as full virtual appliances, others are building business cases to …

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Tips to Identifying the Right DCIG Storage Array Buyer’s Guide to Download to Solve Your Particular Organization’s Storage Challenges

In the calendar year of 2013 DCIG will release five Buyer’s Guide on storage arrays. That’s right. Five. The scary part is that in 2014, DCIG may release even more storage array Buyer’s Guides to cover other new categorizations of storage arrays. But what DCIG has not done on its website to date is provide any guidance to organizations that help them figure out which of these Buyer’s Guides is the right one for them access and download to solve their business challenges. Today I address that shortcoming.

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Cut Compliance and Storage Costs Today While Accommodating the Big Data Analytics Tools of Tomorrow

"Keep it all" sounds like a great corporate data management strategy on the surface. That is until someone puts in a request to retrieve information needed to satisfy a particular inquiry or the organization is required to bring all data into compliance with some external mandate. Then suddenly the ease of implementing the "Keep it all" strategy is offset by the pains associated with identifying the information needed to fulfill a request or satisfy a specific mandate. Challenges like these are driving companies to implement solutions like CommVault Simpana® Reference Copy to lower today’s Big Data complexities, costs and risks while putting in place the infrastructure that tomorrow’s Big Data analytics tools will need.

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