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Storage in the cloud: Availability and SLAs

Storage and the associated planning process are critical for an organization to consider any cloud technology. Rick Vanover outlines one solution that may be attractive for availability. Read more


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Storage in the cloud: Requires a different mind-set

One of the fundamental requirements for any IT professional deciding whether to embrace or dismiss cloud computing is to first understand it. IT pro Rick Vanover highlights the big picture offerings of storage in the cloud. Read more

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