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Is it Time to Reboot Primary Storage? - Primary storage has remained the same for quite some time. It comes in two primary forms: block or file, also known as SAN or NAS. Yes, each of these two forms can be filled with a mix of ingredients, including
What to expect from your VMware Storage - VMware changed the data center so much that it is hard to imagine a world without virtualization. One challenge for VMware customers (still) – as well as customers of other hypervisors – is storage technology hasn’t always kept pace with
Is There A Better Option Than DRaaS? - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is very appealing to data center administrators looking to meet ever tightening recovery objectives but still reduce costs. By leveraging DRaaS, organizations can eliminate the cost of a secondary site and buying stand-by equipment
Do you need to Backup your Sync/Share Service? - Sync and share services need backup for all the same reasons that you need to backup everything else. A lot of people think this isn’t the case, but the short version of the answer to the question is yes, you
The Impact of Big Backup on Disk Backup Appliances with Data Deduplication - Thanks to data efficiency, disk is the primary backup target in most data centers. However, with backup, weeks, months and years of retention are kept and therefore the cost of straight disk is untenable. However, with data deduplication, which compares
Adding File Services to Hyperconverged Architectures - Hyperconverged architectures are gaining interest in organizations of all sizes. They collapse the compute, network and storage tiers into a single tier that promises an easier to use and more cost effective solution for virtualized data centers. The problem is
Backing up MongoDB and Apache Cassandra - Datos IO is the first product designed specifically to meet the cloud-scale backup and recovery needs of modern, scalable, non-relational databases such as MongoDB and Apache Cassandra (DataStax), and cloud-native databases such as Amazon DynamoDB, Microsoft DocumentDB and others. These
Meeting Data Security Demands With Object Storage - Data is the lifeblood of every organization. An organization’s data comprises important information such as customer and financial records, internal processes, marketing tactics and strategies, details of products and/or services that it produces. All of this contributes to an organization’s
How and Why to Protect Against Ransomware - Ransomware is the latest and greatest threat from those wishing to profit from doing harm to data. While it started as a threat to consumer data, it is clearly expanding into a full-on assault against corporate data, which costs companies
Do you Always Need to Backup? - Typically backup is the copying of data from one type of storage system (e.g. primary storage) into another type of storage system (e.g. backup system) for the purposes of recovery in case the first copy becomes unavailable. This definition works

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