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Software Defining Secondary Storage – Quest QoreStor Briefing Note

Secondary storage systems primarily store backup and archive data. These systems often store ten to twenty times the capacity of primary storage systems. Vendors realize the opportunity and are now flooding into the market. Most of the solutions are turnkey

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Creating Flow for Successful Disaster Recovery – NAKIVO Briefing Note

Nakivo 8 – Disaster Recovery Workflow Many backup and replication software solutions claim to help organizations recover from a disaster but just as backups are more than copying data from point A to point B, disaster recovery is more than

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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Building a Better Backup Appliance – iXsystems Briefing Note

When it comes to storing backup data, IT professionals have a lot of options from which to choose. Dedicated backup appliances tend to be the most popular selection. Another option is using the backup software’s built-in storage capabilities and building

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How to Protect Applications Running in Google Cloud – HYCU Software Briefing Note

When they are migrating or creating cloud-native applications, organizations need to consider how best to protect those applications. Most cloud providers provide very good high availability but don’t provide robust point-in-time recovery capabilities. Recovery from data corruption, user error and

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Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5

Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with

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Overcoming The Object Storage Stumbling Block – Complexity – Scality Briefing Note

The case for object storage is compelling. Object stores can scale to store hundreds of petabytes of information very cost-effectively. They also support a variety of unstructured data use cases including replacing NAS for storing home directories, long-term storage of

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