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Five Backup Priorities for 2018 - Study after study shows that business leaders are not confident in their ability to meet the organization’s recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO). This lack of confidence leads IT professionals to open to embracing every new data protection solution
How to Provide Rapid Recovery for Mission-Critical Applications - When mission-critical applications go down, bad things happen. Organizations lose revenue, users and customers are dissatisfied. IT loses its reputation and sometimes even their jobs. There is no arguing that these applications need to be protected regularly and recovered quickly.
Understanding Gartner’s Object Storage Quadrant - Analyst firm Gartner released its latest version of its Magic Quadrant for object storage that attempts to rank and organize the distributed file system and object storage system market. Instead, it really creates more questions and confusion instead of providing
IT Needs A Different Reason To Buy Tape - With the release of LTO-8 Tape media and hardware vendors are once again boasting about how affordable it is to store data on tape. With a compressed capacity of 30TB per tape, they are right in doing so. At Storage
How to Consolidate the Four P’s of Data - The Four P’s of data are performance, protection, preservation and price. IT needs to ensure that each data set receives the right amount of the first three Ps and the right cost for the last one. The problem is the
Amazon RE:Invent is for Storage Professionals - Amazon RE:Invent is right around the corner, and Storage Switzerland will be there for the first time shooting our famous ChalkTalk Videos and attending various analyst meetings and vendor briefings. Amazon AWS’ various storage offerings deserve serious consideration for storage
How Important is Search to Scale-Out NAS? - Finding a file you wrote on your laptop’s hard drive can be difficult. If a file you collaborated on is stored on your department’s file server, it can be even more difficult to find. You just need to remember the
Why is Data Protection Still an Art? - Data protection has been a key data center practice for as long as there have been data centers. It would seem that by now the art of data protection would be a science and that every operating system or environment
How to Improve your Recovery Confidence - Most organizations have very low confidence in their ability to consistently recover data, whether from a minor outage or a major disaster. They’ve been through too many instances where data could not be recovered, took too long to be recovered,
How Can DRaaS Backup Performance Be Different? - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a great way for an organization to start its cloud journey, and the first part of that journey starts with a backup. Data has to get to the cloud before it can be

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