Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 2

Earlier this week, I talked about how object storage gives you the benefits of automatic protection. Of course, the whole point of backing up is to prepare for the reality that hardware fails at the most inopportune times. IT shops vigilantly prepare for this, but once things go south, there is always the question of […]

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure Adoption is a Journey, not a Destination

Few data center technologies currently generate more buzz than hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. By combining compute, data protection, flash, scale-out, and virtualization into a single self-contained unit, organizations get the best of what e…

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 1

It’s an unpleasant reality of many an IT professional: That 3 a.m. phone call that a crucial system is down, its data irretrievable, and the last backup needs to be restored now. Not only can that mean scrambling to find keys amidst unsavory utterances, retrieving the latest backup media from an offsite location, and getting […]

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The Big Deal with Big Data Analytics

Unstructured data is growing dramatically. According to IDC, the world’s data will grow by 50X in the next decade. Historically, all organizations needed to do with this data is store and access it every now and then, but that is no longer the case. In 2014, Forbes predicted that data-driven insight would be a part […]

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Small, Smaller and Smallest Have Become the New SLAs for Recovery Windows; Interview with Dell’s Michael Grant, Part 2

Small, smaller and smallest. Those three words pretty well describe the application and file recovery windows that organizations of all sizes must meet with growing regularity. The challenge is finding tools and solutions that enable them to satisfy these ever-shrinking recovery windows. In this second part of my interview series with Michael Grant, director of data protection product marketing for Dell’s systems and information management group, he elaborates upon how the latest features available in Dell’s data protection line enable organizations to meet the shrinking SLAs associated with these new recovery objectives.

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