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Where Is The Copy of Record in a File Sync & Share Service? – CTERA Product Spotlight

When assessing Enterprise File Sync and Share services (EFSS), it’s essential to understand the concept of the copy of record. What is the “copy of record?” The term is borrowed from the legal world, and it refers to the original

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Why is Unstructured Data So Important?

A lot of the advancements happening in storage seem to be for unstructured data. Why is that? Have all of the problems for databases been solved? It’s not like databases are no longer important. But what does seem to be

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Do NAS Systems Need More Than NFS & SMB?

Many years ago when the NAS market was born, it was very simple to distinguish between NAS systems and SAN systems. SAN systems ran on Fibre Channel and NAS systems ran on Ethernet. SAN systems used block protocols like SCSI

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Can You Actively Protect Against Ransomware? – Acronis Backup 12.5 Briefing Note

It is possible to identify and stop ransomware in its tracks. It’s also possible to recover from the damage that ransomware attacks cause. It requires a multi-level approach using intrusion detection systems, ransomware detection systems, and a backup and recovery

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Why are SDS Vendors Becoming Hardware Vendors?

Things used to be simpler. There were monolithic storage vendors using proprietary hardware and there were software defined storage (SDS) vendors selling software that you could run on your favorite Intel machine. But the SDS wave sent a clear signal

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Does The Cloud Need Backup?

There is no such thing as the cloud; there is only somebody else’s computer. Data stored in the cloud (i.e. on someone else’s computer) needs to be protected just like data stored on your own computer. No one would question

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