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Object stores need to be flexible, not just scalable

IT Infrastructure, Storage

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22 Jun 2016

I've written a bit about Object Stores before, and I was interested to see that Gartner recently updated their "Critical Capabilities" review of Object Storage products, and the top five candidates finished pretty much first equal in their overall ratings.

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One does not simply do scalable, high availability NAS

IT Infrastructure, Storage

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27 Apr 2016

What are the best, simplest, high availability large scale NAS file storage options? This is a question that has troubled many of us for many years...

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He treats me like an object

IT Infrastructure, Storage

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01 Mar 2016

By now most of us have heard of Object Storage and the grand vision that life would be simpler if storage spent less time worrying about block placement on disks and walking up and down directory trees, and simply treated files like objects in a giant bucket.

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Unlock the power of storage snapshots

Data Protection, Storage

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29 Jul 2015

In an earlier blog post we spoke about the necessity to consider the extended Commvault feature set, which takes it from 'just another backup product' to a complete data management solution. One such feature which we are beginning to see wider adoption of is "Intellisnap", so I thought I would take the opportunity to share some thoughts which I hope you will find useful.

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Decoupling Performance From Capacity

IT Infrastructure, Storage

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21 Oct 2014

Decoupling storage performance from storage capacity is an interesting concept that has gained extra attention in recent times. Decoupling is predicated on a desire to scale performance when you need performance and to scale capacity when you need capacity, rather than traditional spindle-based scaling delivering both performance and capacity.

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