Why Core Evolution Group became a Reduxio Reseller

Published September 16, 2018

For decades, the founders of Core Evolution Group have been installing servers, switches, storage, and firewalls for small to mid-size businesses.  For each of us as engineers, there comes that ah-ha moment when you realize which factors in hardware and software solutions deliver the best results.  It’s now deeply ingrained in […]

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Deduplication Best Practices and Choosing the Best Dedupe Technology

Published August 28, 2018

Deduplication is a process that eliminates duplicate data on the storage center in order to reclaim disk space. In the last few decades, dedupe has become a basic feature for most storage systems, and here’s why: You know those corporate emails everyone gets from time to time, making organizational and various other […]

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“Resilience” - A Much-Used, Frequently Misunderstood Data Storage Term

Published August 24, 2018

Resilience is a term we hear a lot in the storage world, but its context is often unclear. Are we talking about the ability of the storage center to quickly “bounce back” and get up and running in the event of, say, a power failure? Are we hoping for a system with built-in automation of the important processes that continuously […]

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Efficient Data Storage: A Guide for Storage Managers

Published July 30, 2018

It’s no secret that duplicated data is one of the biggest hoarders of storage. And it’s understandable that traditional (legacy) deduplication processes were developed to solve this issue by identifying duplicates and then removing them. The problem is that storage systems of the past are notorious for developing legacy […]

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Managing Storage Array Risk When Space Runs Low

Published June 5, 2018

Gambling on Performance Anyone who manages a storage area network has probably already learned (perhaps the hard way) that performance and protection are almost mutually exclusive concepts, particularly in older storage arrays. But choosing performance over protection always comes with great risk. On the surface, many storage […]

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Network Switches as a Performance Issue

Published May 29, 2018

Switches are core components in any network, because everything on the network connects through a switch. If the switch is not performing optimally, it can potentially touch a lot of things on your network and limit their performance as well. But how do you know if your switches are at the top of their game? Other than blindly […]

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Understanding Database Performance Challenges

Published May 22, 2018

The Roles of Hardware and Software in a DBMS Poor database performance manifests itself as that noticeable (and sometimes intolerable) lag that occurs when navigating, querying, or submitting data within a web portal. There are several causes that facilitate that, from software to hardware. On the software side, the database […]

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How Network Latency Affects Performance

Published May 15, 2018

Storage Latency – Then and Now For anyone who has been in IT for a while, the phrase “storage latency” probably conjures up images of spinning disks, spindles, and actuators… the things that HDDs are made of.  These were all obvious mechanical forms of latency – limited by the physical constraints of a rotating system – which […]

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Impact of IOPS on System Performance

Published May 8, 2018

In Defense of IOPS IOPS (input/output operations per second) is a standard unit of measurement pertaining to the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage locations.  But IOPS have gotten a bad rap lately because they can be wildly exaggerated when measured under controlled conditions. This is absolutely […]

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What to do When the Network Problem Isn’t IOPS

Published May 1, 2018

More times than not, poor network performance can be traced back to a storage system with poor IOPS. But what if you already ran the diagnostics and verified that IOPS is not the issue… what next?  The problem could be other hardware components in the network, or the problem could simply be too many people generating too much […]

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