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How and Why to Develop a Robust File Retention Strategy

Backup applications, generally speaking, store the data they protect for a given amount of time. Increasingly, the default setting for most organizations is forever. While we are not opposed to a forever retention strategy, long term retention should not be

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Purpose-Built Backup is Not Just About Look and Feel

Purpose-built backup is backup software designed to protect a specific application, environment, or data set. An example of a purpose-built backup solution is HYCU Software’s Backup and Recovery, which initially focused on protecting Nutanix Acropolis, expanded to cover VMware ESX,

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Purpose-Built versus Consolidated Backup

The number of data protection applications designed to back up a specific application or environment is increasing dramatically. These purpose-built backup applications have an almost unfair advantage over legacy solutions and customers seem more than willing to deal with the

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Are Cloud Storage Tiers Making You Cry?

Moving data from one tier of storage to another to drive down costs is the foundation of data management but there comes a point when too many tiers is a problem, especially when each tier of storage comes with strings

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Is it Time to Bring Back File by File Backup for Unstructured Data?

Unstructured data, more because of the sheer number of individual files than the capacity it consumes, creates challenges for IT professionals looking to protect it. To get around the problem of massive file growth many data protection software solutions have

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The Problem with Image Backup for Unstructured Data

Unstructured data presents two challenges to the typical backup process. First, the overall volume of the data set can be the largest data set in terms of capacity that the backup application needs to protect. Second, and potentially more problematic,

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Getting the Most Out of Cloud Storage for Backups

Most IT professionals want to use cloud storage in hopes of reducing on-premises backup infrastructure costs. While most on-premises backup software solutions claim cloud support, how they implement that support can vary significantly from vendor to vendor. Many backup software

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New eBook: The Value of DR Orchestration

Given the pace of the modern data center, creating a disaster recovery (DR) plan is a significant challenge. Keeping that plan up to date after it’s created is almost impossible because of how quickly the data center changes. If a

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Why Office files are More Important than Ever

Files created through Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are often the result of many of an organization’s employees’ creative energy. If ransomware infects an organization’s data center, these are the files an organization struggles to recover. The typical reason given

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