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Does File Sync and Share Create A Data Deduplication Problem?

File sync and share is here to stay, and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) is how most enterprises add this functionality to their environment. The question is whether the addition of this new service adds additional problems. For example,

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Can Ransomware Infect Your Backups? – BackupAssist Briefing Note

It should come as no great surprise that ransomware is one of the scariest challenges for data protection people today. Black hats have figured out they can make more money faster by going after small and medium businesses than simply

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How Are Backup Software Products Responding to Ransomware?

Backup software products are starting to adopt anti-ransomware features – and that’s a good thing. Ransomware has clearly expanded beyond consumers and is regularly attacking businesses and government entities. But not every backup company is convinced this is a problem

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Why is the Cloud a problem for Enterprise File Sync and Share?

Some see the reliance on the public cloud as the Achilles’ heel of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS). While EFSS products are more robust than their consumer-grade counterparts, their use of the cloud does add a number of concerns

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Can You Use Your Data Center as DR for The Cloud – Zerto Briefing Note

Many companies are asking two questions after moving some or all of their workloads into cloud vendors, such as Amazon, Google, or Azure. Do I need DR for the cloud? Where do you failover to if you’re running in the

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ChalkTalk Video: Can Disk Backups Have An “Air Gap?”

Ransomware is changing everyone’s thoughts about how backups should work. Put another way, many of the old ideas about backups are now back in vogue. One of those ideas is the 3-2-1 rule. It says enterprises should have three copies

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Can You Move Workloads Between VMware and AWS?

vMotion is a fantastic capability provided by VMware to VMware environments, but what if you’re not using VMware? Or what if you’re using VMware on-site, but would like to rehost the workload into a public cloud provider such as Amazon

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Is There A Safe Place for Prosumer Data? – Morro Briefing Note

Prosumers and small businesses sometimes create significant amounts of data that are the lifeblood of their business. Examples include (but certainly aren’t limited to) photographers, videographers, healthcare clinics, as well as architecture and CAD design firms. Even hobbyists in these

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Why Doesn’t Amazon Protect Your Data?

Amazon and its competitors could do more to protect the data stored in their object storage and block storage, and I can’t think of a reason why they shouldn’t. I have an idea on how they could make a lot

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Is There Life After Tape?

People have predicted the death of tape for a long time. But the facts are that it remains the most cost-effective, safest way to store data for long periods of time. Even when you figure in the cost of the

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