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October 28, 2016
With its StorNext revenue rising while data protection sales remained flat, Quantum achieved its second straight growth period last quarter. The StorNext file system is at the heart of Quantum’s ...
October 26, 2015
Quantum goes after video workloads with Xcellis, a converged system that combines Quantum StorNext, metadata, data management, NAS and cloud gateways into a single system.
September 03, 2015
Datto clarifies cloud backup storage strategy with Backupify integration and Microsoft 365 support, Linux Agent, Datto Networking Appliance.
January 08, 2015
A busy year in the cloud backup and recovery services market ends with CloudBerry Lab, Axcient and iland making upgrades to their lineup.
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The descriptor file plays an essential role in a virtual machine disk file, pointing to the larger data file and other VMDK information. So, what do you do when it goes missing? Continue Reading
Virtualization expert Paul Henry provides a step-by-step guide to imaging a virtual machine disk (*flat.vmdk) in a forensically sound manner. Continue Reading
The enhanced automation capabilities of vRealize Orchestrator can give administrators more flexibility when dealing with complex tasks. Continue Reading
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Tape gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield among the IT crowd. But tape still has its staunch defenders who say the medium remains technologically sound and continues to improve. A major ... Continue Reading
While Microsoft ReFS can improve data integrity, it is not an alternative to data backup. Expert Brien Posey explains some of the key features of the file system. Continue Reading
Btrfs proves a viable and more flexible file system for production Linux servers, with proper configuration and setup. Continue Reading
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There are strategies to prevent obsolete disk images from clogging up valuable space, especially in a rapid-change DevOps shop. However, not all VMs will benefit from the same plan. Continue Reading
VMware snapshots play an important part in backing up many virtual infrastructures, but how well do you understand how they work? Take this quiz to find out. Continue Reading
Linux file system barriers in Ext3 and Ext4 protect data written to the journal. Learn how these barriers work and in which use cases they are a benefit, and in which cases you should disable them on your Linux servers. Continue Reading
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As more enterprises look to virtualize top-tier applications, many are seeing a growing need for huge virtual disk files. Continue Reading
Practical uses for a 64 TB VMDK file are limited today, but as storage needs grow, you might find a reason to embrace monster VMs. Continue Reading
Choosing the type of storage backend you want for your KVM virtual machines is simply a matter of weighing simplicity with flexibility. Continue Reading