How Do Disk Backup Appliances Scale? - Eventually most organizations will run out of backup storage, so understanding how backup storage scales is critical to creating a long term data protection strategy. It is not as simple as just converting to a scale-out architecture because deduplication adds
Does Disk Based Backup Require Deduplication Anymore? - Hardware-based deduplication legitimized the concept of backing up to disk. But deduplication alone is no longer as important as it used to be. The problem with hardware-based duplication is the data must be transferred to the backup appliance prior to
How Does Saturday Night Live Use Object Storage? - Saturday Night Live (SNL) veteran Matt Yonks spoke about the show’s archival challenges at a special event hosted by Cloudian at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Matt has been with SNL for 19 years and is their Post Production
Dell EMC Integrate DRaaS to Data Protection Portfolio - Organizations that count on EMC’s data protection software that also want DRaaS don’t have to consider switching to another solution. At Dell EMC World 2017, the company announced Data Domain Cloud DR. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) leverages the
Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017 - The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased
What Does The Next Generation of DRaaS Look Like? - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions are inundating the market. Most vendors added the feature to their existing solutions as an afterthought by including the cloud – not integrating it. But DRaaS is maturing and customers are looking for
What Should you Expect from Disk Backup in 2017? - You need more than a network share and deduplication to stand out among the disk backup crowd in 2017. Things have come a long way since disk backup targets started appearing 17 years ago. The table stakes may still be
How To Cut Your DR Expenses - One of the reasons why disaster recovery attempts often fail is DR process planning and operation is so expensive. The expenses associated with the DR process leads organizations to try to cut corners in an effort to reduce costs. That
How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric - Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the
What’s Wrong with DRaaS? - Many people feel DRaaS is the next wave in data protection. Just like flash solves so many problems in the primary storage world, DRaaS solves a ton of problems in the backup and DR worlds. And it does all that

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