Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Understanding the Cost of Data Protection Infrastructure - Protecting primary storage is significantly more expensive than the actual cost of primary storage. While, in most cases, data protection storage doesn’t need to perform at the same level as primary storage, it does need to provide acceptable performance, and
The Problem with Gold-Only Data Protection Service Levels - A recent Storage Switzerland webinar dealt with the impact of the massive increase in the number of applications that data centers support on the data protection architecture. How does IT apply the right level of protection, set service levels, for
Can Copy Data Management Replace Backup? - Backup makes a copy of primary data on a secondary storage tier. It then tries to isolate that copy so that it can’t be changed either from external forces like ransomware or internal influences like users. For the most part
The Public Cloud’s Role in Unstructured Data Management - Organizations are now drowning in unstructured data. Addressing the growth and managing this data is increasingly a high priority for organizations. The public cloud has a role to play and vendors must carefully integrate it into their unstructured data protection
What is the Data Governance Gap? - In the past most data related regulations focused on data protection and disaster recovery. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as other soon-to-come regulations, continue to have data protection and
Embracing Cloud Storage Services for Data Durability and Availability - Legacy storage architectures are notoriously expensive and complex. Factor in the blazing pace at which data growth is accelerating, alongside rising pressure from the business for ubiquitous and always-on data availability, and a new nightmare is brewing for IT –
Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives? - Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard
Have We Reached VMware Backup Parity? - There was a time not too long ago where the state of VMware backups was bad. It was so bad in fact that entirely new companies emerged to address the problem. These companies took the approach of ignoring the then
Bored with Ransomware? Good it is Not the Primary Problem - There has been a lot, too much maybe, discussion about ransomware and its impact on business. Ransomware is a threat but it is only one of the reasons organizations should protect user endpoints and servers. In a recent Storage Switzerland
Does Your All-Flash Software Provide Data Protection? - Most primary storage systems and software provide some form of data protection. That protection comes in the form of protection from media failure (typically RAID), snapshots and clones. All-Flash Arrays (AFA) seem to provide a better than average level of

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