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GDPR Fines Highlight the Cost of Ignoring Data Privacy

The GDPR deadline is far behind us now, and its impact is starting to be felt. Many companies met their obligations, but those who didn't may want to step up their efforts. Anyone who doubted the […]

3 Approaches to Reducing Cloud Spending

Cloud costs can easily spiral out of control. You only pay for what you use, but self-service lets instances be brought online with no centralized oversight. Over-provisioning and under-utilizing […]

Digital Transformation Requires Security Transformation

Digital transformation is almost entirely about data. You need to generate and collect more data; use it more often; use it in more places; and use it faster. As a result, data security needs to […]

Increase Your Cloud Security With a CASB

With the huge success of the cloud—some surveys show cloud being used by 96 percent of respondents—the risks to information have exploded. Cloud obliterates the perimeter where most traditional […]

Use Secondary Storage to Drive Digital Transformation

Old-school thinking is that secondary storage is unimportant. It can be safely ignored. The new way of thinking today is that secondary storage is vitally important to your digital transformation. […]

Overcome the Big Challenges of Backing Up Big Data

Big Data projects are no longer special projects that run once. Businesses now run analytics programs every day, searching for insights and competitive advantages. As analytics are now integrated […]

Use Hyperconverged Infrastructure to Achieve Digital Transformation Faster

There's intense pressure today for organizations to undergo digital transformation with the goal of becoming more responsive, more effective, and deriving more value from the data collected in the […]

Modernize Your Data Center With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

When it comes time to refresh and modernize your data center infrastructure, it's time to consider hyperconverged infrastructure. No longer just the choice for limited purposes like virtual […]

Keep Your Cloud In-House With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Deciding to turn over your infrastructure to a cloud provider is a tough decision. There are good reasons to want to keep control over vital business infrastructure. With hyperconverged […]

Meet the Data Resiliency Challenges of Complex IT Infrastructure

Company data today is widely distributed. Companies run applications on traditional bare metal servers, on virtual machines in their data center, on virtual machines in a private cloud, and on […]

Do More With Data With Copy Data Management

Data never serves just one purpose in business. It's copied and pulled into new databases to serve development, testing, analytics, and other purposes far removed from the original reason it was […]

Using Hyperconverged Infrastructure Will Change Your Data Center Management

One of the biggest challenges of managing your infrastructure is simply figuring out who you need to contact when there's a problem. It isn't always easy to determine if the failure is caused by […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solves Multiple Data Center Challenges

Hyperconverged infrastructure is continuing to grow in popularity. IDC reported that sales of hyperconverged infrastructure in 2017 increased by 64.3 percent from sales in 2016.

Webinar: Next Gen Cloud Security – How to Protect Your Data

The top concern for organizations moving to the cloud – security. While many businesses turn to the cloud as a destination for their backups and to provide disaster recovery (DR) capability, using […]

Ask These Questions Before You Migrate Your Database to the Cloud

The conversation about migrating databases to the cloud tends to focus on the mechanics of getting your data to the cloud. That's jumping the gun. Before talking about how to move the data, you […]

5 Key Questions That Should Determine Your Big Data Storage Strategy

Big data is no longer optional for business. Forbes reported that 79 percent of executives think that companies that don't pursue big data will face tough challenges, possibly even being driven […]

Does Your Data Protection Strategy Provide These Vital Functions?

Comprehensive data protection requires more than just backups. Take a look at your data protection strategy and check whether it's providing these vital functions:

Tackle Your Most Pressing Technology Issue: Data Management

Data is your company's most valuable asset. Unlike most of your assets, data grows almost without effort, as mobile, internet of things, and unstructured data sources add their volume. The value […]

Can a Data Warehouse in the Cloud Help You Manage Your Big Data?

Whether you're building a data lake or using a traditional data warehouse, the cloud is the place for big data. With its pay-per-usage model, it's a cost-effective location for storing large […]

Don't Let the Cloud Keep You From Seeing Your Data

The very name "cloud" implies a lack of visibility. While using cloud gives companies important benefits, it can be harder to keep an eye on your resources, data, and costs in the cloud than it is […]

Don't Let Configuration Errors Expose Your Data in the Cloud

Security in the cloud is a partnership between you and the cloud provider. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer many features to ensure the security of the services they offer, […]

Use Secondary Storage to Find More Value in Your Backed Up Data

Do you think of your archived backup data as a waste of space? It's time to change your perspective: backup data is the most important data you have. Far from not being useful, it's the most […]

5 Challenges in Keeping Hybrid Cloud Data Safe

The defining characteristic of hybrid cloud is the need for data to be transferred between public and private clouds on an ongoing basis. That means choosing the right data transfer methods and […]

Knowing Your Data is the Key to Success in the Cloud

One of the most important keys to achieving success in the cloud is understanding your data. How can you know what the cost will be and how will you protect it when 52 percent of data is dark? A […]

Data Protection Challenges and Benefits in the Cloud

Switching to cloud-based infrastructure changes many aspects of your data center operations. When it comes to data protection, the cloud brings some challenges and also offers some potential […]

5 Steps to GDPR Compliance

Next year brings a major new compliance regime into effect in the European Union. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be effective starting May 2018. The regulation places strict […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Supports Digital Transformation

Almost every company is now working on a digital transformation. This means that data is no longer just a by-product of business processes. The generated data informs smart business decisions, […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Supports High Availability and Data Protection

Hyperconverged infrastructure can help companies reduce their costs and simplify management of their data center. One of the ways it does this is due to built-in support for high availability and […]

Don't Let Copy Data Overwhelm Your Storage

Making copies of data has its benefits. Copies offer protection in case data is corrupted or lost, and copies let developers test new code on real data without putting the production database in […]

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