What is a Recovery Capabilities Assessment? - Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is a long and arduous process. The process of creating and even updating a disaster recovery plan is the primary reason that most plans, if they exist, are woefully out of date. In the event of
The Data Management Imperative vs. IT Reality - Data management is hard, and with the massive growth of data this task is becoming even more difficult. But, data growth is also making data management an imperative. Organizations need to figure out a way to better manage their data
How to Fix Broken Backup - The single biggest challenge facing backup, ironically has nothing to do with backup. Backup’s biggest challenge is the pace at which the organization evolves and the speed at which it expects IT to keep pace with that evolution. Combine that
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
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
Hyperconvergence is NOT Backup - One of the riskiest claims a vendor ever makes is “we’ve eliminated the need for backup” and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors make this claim frequently. Good data resiliency is not good backup, and in fact, some of the work that
Meeting the Five Unstructured Data Backup Requirements - In the last blog, we laid out the five requirements for unstructured data protection; fine-grained backups, frequent and rapid backups; cloud support, data classification, and an archiving future. Aparavi is one of the first data protection companies specifically focused on

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