Bringing Focused Storage Solutions to an Aging Enterprise System

Published February 22, 2018

Big Storage is Not Immune to Technology A major challenge you likely face in this technological age is being able to take advantage of the latest advancements without upsetting the apple cart on which your business is currently running. The more integrated that technology is to your daily operations, the more challenging that […]

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Your Business Grew Up -- So Should Your Storage Solution

Published February 20, 2018

Remember Simple? When you began your business, things were simpler. There were only a handful of computers to maintain, a single pot of coffee lasted most of the morning, and success was being able to keep the lights on for another month. Back then, your idea of data security may have been a combination of personal […]

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Coping with a Failing Storage System

Published February 13, 2018

Your company’s central storage array is vital to normal business operations, and priceless in terms of the information it contains. Perhaps it has been in place for many years and has mostly served you well. What you haven’t noticed is that over time, as the amount of stored data increases, the performance began to degrade. […]

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In Memory of Snapshots

Published February 5, 2018

Core Evolution Group recently made it known that a beloved friend of the storage industry recently passed away. Known to most as simply “Snapshots”, he quietly passed into irrelevance at his birthplace in Sunnyvale, CA. His actual time of death was purportedly between 3:00 - 6:00 PM on a weekday, but no more specific data could […]

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Data Storage 101

Published February 1, 2018

What is Storage? I know if I were to ask my wife, it would immediately become a discussion about insufficient closet space, too much clutter, and eventually it would turn personal (“Why do you still have those old hiking boots when you haven’t even seen a trail in 8 years?!”) But as I ponder that, I think those basic concepts […]

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How to Avoid Ransomware - Permanently

Published January 25, 2018

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing their system (or critical files) until a ransom is paid per the provided instructions … usually frozen on the screen. One particularly effective class, known as Crypto-Ransomware, targets certain file types on your system, encrypts them, and then presents you […]

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The True Cost of Data Loss

Published January 22, 2018

The true cost of data loss is multi-faceted, complex, and generally much greater than you imagine. For many companies, data represents an investment… something that had to initially be developed, collected, or obtained, and then maintained for months, years, or decades. It represents the handiwork of many employees over the […]

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Are You a Storage Administrator by Chance or Choice? We Can Help

Published October 18, 2017

Some storage administrators spend time learning the skills specifically for this role, and aim to get to it from the moment they begin their careers. Others are asked to handle “just one little thing”, then another, and another, until your job title and duties have drastically changed. No matter how you got into this position, […]

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What Happens When a Storage User Interface is Taken Seriously

Published October 11, 2017

If you’ve ever used software designed by technical-minded people for other techies, you know that a flashy user interface is often not included. Everything you need to do is present within the software, but it can be hard to find behind multiple grey, blocky menus. No one will argue that the software is unusable—but it could be […]

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Lessons From Famous Data Losses

Published October 4, 2017

There have been a number of times when big companies lost a lot of data, with disastrous results. Check out the top times data was lost below, and prevent data loss at your company. These stories are gathered from past blog posts from Krebs on Security—we highly recommend this security-focused blog for the latest on viruses and […]

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