Why Scale-Out Architectures Break Backup - In a recent blog, we discussed how scale-up architectures break backup, forcing customers into expensive and disruptive forklift upgrades. Scale-out architectures are the logical solution to the scale-up challenge. But, scale-out architectures create problems of their own. IT planners need
Why Endpoints Break Backup - According to several recent studies, about 30% to 40% of an organization’s data is stored uniquely on endpoints (laptops and devices). This unique data is not stored or backed up anywhere in the data center, and is outside of the
StorageSwiss Live! Backup is Dead – Modernizing Data Protection and Data Management - Join Storage Switzerland Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump on our next series of live events; Backup is Dead – How to Modernize Data Protection and Data Management. George is one of the top rated speakers in the IT industry
Managing Data to Manage Ransomware - One of the reasons that data centers are so vulnerable to ransomware attacks is the amount of data that remains accessible on production storage. The reality is that most of this data does not need to be there. Investing in
Why Snapshots Break Backup - Snapshots are incredibly popular and a powerful way to protect data. They enable an organization to protect data rapidly without consuming disk capacity until additional changes occur. Most storage systems can also roll back snapshot images for rapid restores and
Why Scale-Up Architecture Breaks Backup - The backup architecture will likely store 5 to 10 times the amount of data that the primary storage system holds. Additionally, organizations are looking to use backup data for far more than just an insurance copy of data. They want
The Hub Problem with Distributed Backup - Protecting data at remote offices and distributed data centers is challenging to say the least. Typically, organizations try to implement backup locally by installing a backup server and some disk or tape. IT then tries to manage the process remotely
Why Do Point Products Break Backup - One of the most alarming trends in data protection is the number of different solutions data centers are deploying and managing so they can keep up with the organization’s recovery expectations and budget realities. The demands for rapid recovery are
Why the Cloud Breaks Backup - For organizations that realize their backups are broken, the cloud appears to be an appealing way out of the mess. The problem is most legacy backup applications don’t have integrated cloud support, so leveraging the cloud either requires a bolt-on
Can Cloud Backup Reduce Backup Storage Costs? - One of the most expensive aspects of data protection is the cost of the storage that holds all of the copies of data. Backup storage capacity can be 10X or more the capacity of primary storage. Backup storage has a

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