Make the Right Choice between Scale-out and Scale-up Backup Appliance Architectures

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Companies are always on the lookout for simpler, most cost-effective methods to manage their infrastructure. This explains, in part, the emergence of scale-out architectures over the last few years as a preferred means for implementing backup appliances. It is as scale-out architectures gain momentum that it behooves companies taking a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks of both scale-out and scale-up architectures to make the best choice for their environment.

DCIG Introduces Two New Offerings in 2019

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DCIG often gets so busy covering all the new and emerging technologies in multiple markets that we can neglect to inform our current and prospective clients of new offerings that DCIG has brought to market. Today I address this oversight.

Caching vs Tiering with Storage Class Memory and NVMe – A Tale of Two Systems

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Dell EMC announced that it will soon add Optane-based storage to its PowerMAX arrays, and that PowerMAX will use Optane as a storage tier, not "just" cache. This statement implies using Optane as a storage tier is superior to using it as a cache. But is it?
 

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