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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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The correct levels of backup save time, bandwidth, space

Backup and recovery done efficiently require use of multiple backup levels carefully thought out so a full backup isn’t needed as often if incremental and differential backups are properly planned.

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Pure Storage CEO on all-flash data centers and the cloud

CEO Charlie Giancarlo discusses how data-centric storage can boost application performance and how Pure Storage's subscription agreements promise infrastructure upgrades without downtime.

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What is data deduplication, and how is it implemented?

By eliminating redundant blocks of data within a dataset – deduplication – enterprises can reduce the size of backups 90-99%.

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Backup vs. archive: Why it’s important to know the difference

Backing up and archiving data have distinct functions, and not recognizing that it’s important to have both can lead to access problems and even legal troubles.

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Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

Google is adding to its cloud storage options with the debut of a network attached storage (NAS) service called Google Cloud Filestore. Also, Los Angeles is the newest site for Google Cloud Platform in the U.S.

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Plan now for your migration to Windows Server 2019

A smooth transition to Windows Server 2019 should start with implementing native components, then data-center features, then Windows Admin Center management tools.

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HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE moves to certify complete enterprise software stacks, allowing enterprises to run the exact same applications in the data center, in the cloud or at the network edge.

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What is NVMe, and how is it changing enterprise storage

Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, is a protocol for accessing high-speed storage media that’s designed to reduce latency and increase system and application performance. NVMe is optimized for all-flash storage systems, and it’s...

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

The distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain, has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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HPE snaps-up hyperconverged-network (HCN) vendor Plexxi

Plexxi technology will help make data centers with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) more nimble to respond to changing demands.

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CleanMyMac 3 review: Make more room on your crowded hard drive

Is your Mac's storage device getting full? CleanMyMac can help reclaim gigabyte's worth of space.

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NetApp partners with Google for cloud-native file-storage service

NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform integrates with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)and brings together public cloud data services and cloud-connected flash storage.

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HPE's new Nimble flash arrays offer storage guarantee, NVMe and SCM support

HPE is rolling out the next generation of its Nimble Storage platform, overhauled to better meet the ever-increasing performance demands on data center workloads including real-time web analytics, business intelligence, and...

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AI, analytics drive Dell EMC storage, server upgrades

Dell EMC is kicking off its Dell Technologies World conference with storage, servers and hyperconvergence upgrades aimed at enterprises that are grappling with new application types such as artificial intelligence and machine...

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Q&A: Dell EMC channel chief Joyce Mullen fuels drive to sell across lines of business

Joyce Mullen became president of Global Channel, OEM and IoT at Dell EMC in November, facing the task of figuring out ways to get the company's partners worldwide to sell across its lines of business and engage users with high-value...

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Dell rallies channel to ride digital transformation wave

Dell Technologies is rolling out a broad range of new programs to get its channel partners more invested in the company's long-term effort to be the only IT vendor with a full set of integrated products, from the PC to the data...

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Cisco reinforces storage with new switches, mgmt. software

New MDS model switches include redundant components and multiple power options, support for FibreChannel-NVMe

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