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
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
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
How the Rights of the Digital Citizen Impacts Storage Infrastructure - In our on demand webinar, “Designing Storage Architectures for Data Privacy, Compliance and Governance” we discuss the impact of regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on storage architectures. One of
The Anatomy of the Copy Data Problem - Countless IT processes count on copies of data. Backup is an obvious example, but test/dev, analytics processing, reporting, and file auditing are others. Various studies have indicated that copy data can consume as much as 10X the space consumed by
What to Look For in a Modern Storage Network - Legacy storage network architectures can’t keep up with the scale and performance requirements of modern data sets and workloads such as the Internet of Things (IoT) analytics, creating the need for transformation to support new business demands. Fibre Channel is
What is Intent Based Networking? - Intent-Based Networking moves organizations from reactive networking where everything that happens on a network is in response to something, to proactive networking where everything that happens on a network is to deliver the business goal or the intent. Intent-based networking
Why SDN Should be Part of Your Cloud Strategy - Organizations are incorporating public cloud resources into their deployment strategies. The organization may have a cloud-first initiative, or it may use the cloud as determined by the workload but the reality is that an overwhelming number of organizations deploy in
Re-setting the Bar for VMware Backups in the Cloud Era - In a world where IT is scrutinized based on the bottom line, it’s easy to deprioritize disaster recovery. Building out, refreshing and managing a dedicated infrastructure for disaster recovery requires significant capex investment and compounds the already heavy burden of
Designing Backups for Data Privacy and Ransomware - Two external factors are forcing organizations to rethink their backup process and how they store backup data. The first is the ever-increasing threat of ransomware, which encrypts production data forcing the customer to pay for a “key” to decrypt it.

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