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Altaro Deliver Virtual Machine Backup for Small and Mid-Market Companies

Altaro provides virtual machine (VM) backup for small and mid-market (SME) companies (those with less than a thousand employees) that typically cannot afford the deep and robust IT organizations that large enterprises have at their disposal. Still, these businesses must keep up with the latest IT initiatives, including the move to virtual machines (VMs) (notably […]

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Dell EMC Strengthens Data Protection for the Software-Defined Data Center

Dell EMC has long demonstrated its leadership in data protection and continues to extend that role with data protection offerings for the software-defined data center (SDDC) — notably, those data centers under the aegis of the VMware family of products.Dell EMC Data Protection Suite FamilyBut before we get into the company’s latest product announcements that […]

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IBM Thrives in the Storage Patch

IBM’s public announcement that external storage systems revenue grew by 7% in Q1 2017 and 8% in Q2 2017 reverses an ongoing downward trend. Now, past performance is no predictor of future performance as famous financial disclaimers always state. However, this is excellent news for IBM, especially since it does not seem to be a […]

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IBM Introduces Transparent Cloud Tiering for DS8880 Storage Systems

Archiving data from mainframe storage systems has been traditionally limited to an on premises physical or virtual tape tier. However, IBM has overcome that limitation with the introduction of Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) software that runs on DS8880 storage systems for z Systems. TCT widens the archiving storage targets to cloud environments and that brings […]

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Dell EMC World 2017: Emphasizing Fundamental Storage Principles

Most large IT vendor conferences — especially those held in Las Vegas — tend to resemble a three-ring information overload circus. Attendees can easily be overwhelmed with the breadth and depth of what is being presented. At times, focusing on the tried and true basics helps to refresh and clear one’s mind. As an example, […]

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