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StorageShort: The Changing Face of Disasters

When it comes to disaster recovery planning, we tend to focus on grand scale events that impact entire regions of a country. The reality is though that most disasters are smaller in scale. These smaller disasters have a similar severity

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Keeping Office 365 Data Safe with Veeam and KeepItSafe

Beyond Microsoft’s clear position on data, “it’s your data”, it makes more sense to protect Microsoft Office 365 than potentially any other SaaS platform. Office 365 has on-premises versions, so when IT recovers data on-premises the organization can actually operate

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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

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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

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Friday Flash Webinar: Talking Storage Consolidation vs. Storage Sprawl with SolarWinds

Join Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds for our Friday Flash webinar. In 15 minutes our panel of experts provide you the information you need so you can better deal with storage sprawl in your data center. Storage Switzerland finds that most

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StorageShort: Copies Aren’t Bad but Managing Copies Is Critical

Organizations need to make copies of data for a lot of excellent reasons, and it’s better to make a copy than to impact production performance. The challenge is managing those copies. Organizations without proper control over copy data find that

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Do You Have an NVMe Strategy?

NVMe has been in the market for over a year and is living up to its promise to offer game-changing performance. Most vendors have NVMe products available. Traditional vendors are adding NVMe to their existing storage systems as well as

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Solving The Challenge with Endpoint Data Strategies

Applying data center data management best practices to endpoints is particularly challenging. As discussed in our prior post, there is the physical challenge that most organizations have hundreds if not thousands of endpoints and those endpoints are mobile. Managing and

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How to Backup Office 365

The case for protecting Office 365 is undeniable. First, Microsoft’s license agreement makes it very clear that the data stored on its service is the user’s and it is the user’s responsibility to protect it. Second, it makes sense to

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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

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