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Should Backup Software Companies Build an Appliance?

A little over 15 years ago we started to see the creation of the backup appliance market with the creation of the deduplication backup target appliance. Since that time, we’ve gone from having no backup appliances to having so many

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How Do You Stop WannaCry?

Preventing the WannaCry attack is simple. Update Windows. Stopping the next ransomware attack may take more prevention steps. WannaCry leverages exploits that were made public when hackers revealed on April 14 a list of exploits that were allegedly developed by

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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

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What Storage Product Should You Use in the Cisco UCS Storage Server?

Customers of Cisco’s UCS 3260 Storage Server can run any software defined storage product that is available as a software-only product. The question is how does one pick amongst the many that are available? Understanding the performance and functionality needs

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Why Would a Service Provider Want Object Storage?

Object storage was built for the cloud; therefore, any company considering providing storage services for other companies will find object storage the best fit for that application. Other shared storage systems, such as NAS filers, simply do not compare when

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Why Not Have your Backup System Provide CDM? – Unitrends Briefing Note

If the updates coming out of the various backup software companies are any indication, copy data management (CDM) and instant recovery are mainstream features. In addition, some backup software products are finally starting to recognize the importance of creating and

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