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Do You Need a New Car or Just a New Muffler?

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

Learn how having insight into the data in your environment can stop the exponential data growth and costs for IT.

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Tags: storage, testdev, data, copy data, storage efficiency, recovery, data protection, catalogic, actifio, storage switzerland, george crump, manage, orchestrate, analyze, ecx

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A New Era in Copy Data Management

Posted on Feb 10th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

ECX gives IT the peace of mind that their environment is running properly.

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Tags: storage, copy data, netapp, cluster data ontap, copy data management, ecx, cdot

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You Can Live Without Air Conditioning

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

You can live without air-conditioning, but you can’t live without heat.

That is a part of the conversation I had with my son as he ventured into buying his first home and was mocking up budgets. As we…

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Tags: data, data protection, disaster recovery, instant access, instant virtualization, netapp, rapid return to production, storage, testdev

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How Is Copy Data Management Relevant to Hybrid Cloud?

Posted on Dec 29th, 2014 by Joe E. Data

Hybrid cloud computing holds promise for enabling businesses to vastly improve infrastructure and operational efficiencies.

Many businesses, large and small, are considering the use of public cloud storage as…

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Tags: analytics, archive, aws, cloud, data, data protection, devops, disaster recovery, ec2, ediscovery, netapp, recovery, rpo-rto, s3, storage, storage efficiency, testdev

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I Hate Messes

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

Every organization has this problem and every organization is ignoring the mess even though it is costing them real money.

I hate messes. I hate all kinds of messes. There is the kind of mess that requires…

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Tags: analytics, copy data, data, data lifecycle, data management, data protection, devops, disaster recovery, netapp, recovery, storage, storage efficiency, testdev

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Together We Can!

Posted on Oct 28th, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

Catalogic Software announced that we work seamlessly with NTAP's Cloud ONTAP!

Today at #NTAPInsightUS NTAP announced their new Hybrid Cloud utilizing Cloud ONTAP.  This announcement is a very strong…

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Tags: #ntapinsight, cloud, cloud ontap, copy data, copy data management, data, hybrid cloud, netapp, ntap, storage

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Copy Data Management For Business Advantage

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014 by Joe E. Data

We see copy data management as a strategic tool for enabling businesses to increase their agility and to cease on market opportunities while they are ripe.

George Crump from Storage Switzerland recently…

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Tags: business analytics, copy data, copy data management, data, devops, disaster recovery, dr, storage, testdev, walmart

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Seeing is Believing, Catalog Your Data

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

This customer is well on their way to seeing storage efficiency improvements by 30-40%

I recently consulted with a customer with 8 NetApp FAS 2000/3000 storage systems with 500,000+ files spread across 4…

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Tags: catalog, data, ecx, netapp, ntap, rpo, rto, snapshots, storage, storage efficiency

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Managing the Modern Day Economics of Data:

Posted on Jul 1st, 2014 by Sathya Sankaran

And, how much of our big data is copy data?

The separation from Syncsort and the launch of Catalogic Software has been nothing but exciting for everyone involved. While we operated as separate companies for…

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Tags: cdot, cloud, copy data, data, data economics, netapp, ntap, sla, storage, storage economics

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Copy Data – Old Problem, New Solutions

Posted on Jun 1st, 2014 by Lee Johns

We now have more copy data than ever and unlike paper copies, which were eventually shredded, today’s copy data hardly ever goes away.

In 1959 Xerox introduced photocopiers, and so it was that in 1974 I…

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Tags: copy data, data, ecx, storage, storage efficiency

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Is Your Data Underwater?

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014 by Lee Johns

Imagine if you had a catalog of every file and snapshot that enables you to pinpoint areas of storage inefficiency.

Is your Enterprise data broken down into different categories? Like most companies, the bulk…

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Tags: business data, copy data, data, metadata, mirrors, rpo, rto, sla, snapmirror, snapvault, storage, storage efficiency

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The Top Five reasons For Creating An Enterprise Data Catalog

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014 by Lee Johns

How much do you know about the nature of your data?

A data catalog is an invaluable asset to any organization. Let’s take a look at what an effective data catalog achieves before identifying the top 5…

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Tags: analytics, backup, big data, catalog, data, netapp, ntap, recovery, rpo, rto, slas copy data, storage, storage efficiency, testdev, top 5 reasons

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Satisfying Storage Growth and Data Protection Needs Catalogic DPX and NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

Catalogic DPX™ enabled better data protection and sped the migration to NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP

A foodservice industry company was facing the challenge, just as many growing companies do, of having…

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Tags: backup, cdot, cluster data ontap, copy data, netapp, ntap, ontap, recovery, storage

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Effective Management and Migration of Data

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014 by Lee Johns

DPX will take care of the disk alignment, and can also migrate iSCSI LUNS to vmdk files on the new clustered storage.

Sometimes nothing enables you to appreciate a problem like a real world experience. This…

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Tags: backup, cluster data ontap, copy data, data, dpx, ntap, ontap, recovery, rpo, rto, storage

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In Their Words

"Catalogic Data Protection Group has delivered something needed and valuable with its ECX Enterprise Catalog. It allows the NetApp and VMware user communities insight into their data infrastructure, keeps track of all logical and physical copies and helps ensure protection in an imaginative and beneficial way. There is rich potential for Catalogic to grow the scope of what the ECX catalog covers.”

David Floyer Co-Founder and CTO, Wikibon

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