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What are the features to consider in small business NAS offerings?

Network attached storage appliances meant for Small to Medium sized businesses have become feature rich in recent years and so their adoption rate has increased to many folds. So, for those who are interested in knowing “What are the features … Continue reading

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When should a cloud integrated storage used?

Cloud integrated storage (CIS) systems are data storage systems such as SAN, NAS or unified storage appliances that tier and/or cache inactive/passive data to cloud storage platform. A CIS gives the user a feel that the integrated cloud platform is … Continue reading

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What is exactly Unified Storage?

Small and medium scale businesses grappling with data are showing a lot of interest in using a Unified Storage these days. This is due to the fact that Unified Storage systems often simplify the life of the storage administrators by … Continue reading

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What is a virtual storage and how can it benefit SMBs?

Before the advent of Server Virtualization, storage was often directly attached to the physical machine that housed the hypervisor. Now, we are seeing some signs of the movement of storage functions–of its intelligence, if not the physical activity- to the … Continue reading

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Thin Provisioning – What is it and is it worth paying money for it?

Thin Provisioning – What is it? Thin Provisioning is a technique used to optimize and efficiently utilize the available space in SAN. Stonefly’s IPSANs currently feature this technology. Thin provisioning is mainly to eliminate over allocation of storage and increase … Continue reading

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