Product Briefings

Why Protect Data in the Cloud? – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note - The motivation to protect cloud-based applications is different from on-premises applications. Cloud providers like Amazon do a good job of providing a basic level of data protection, including resilience from media failure, snapshots, and multi-cloud replication. The most common cause
The Problem with Using Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Retention – Nexsan Briefing Note - Compared to on-premises archive storage the cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. An organization can start small, grow incrementally and only pay for the storage they are using. There is a crossover point however where it is
What are Ransomware Attack Loops and How to Prevent Them – Asigra Briefing Note - Ransomware is the “new” disaster with which every data center, regardless of location, needs to be concerned. IT must take steps to protect the organization’s data, and even its brand from ransomware. A successful defense against ransomware requires user training
Designing a Cloud Strategy for the Real World – SoftNAS Briefing Note - The path to Hybrid IT is messy. The on-premises data footprint continues to grow at an alarming rate. On-premises applications also continue to sprawl, and the number of critical workloads only increases. Moving an application to the cloud often requires
Designing Storage for MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra – Pavilion Data Briefing Note - Modern applications like MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra are disrupting traditional storage architectures. To keep storage costs down and performance high these applications use direct attached PCIe flash storage. Many organizations are rapidly integrating NVMe. The problem is that direct-attached
How to Protect the Entire Hybrid Cloud – Druva Briefing Note - Most organizations use the cloud in a hybrid manner. Some applications and workloads remain on-premises, while some are transitory between on-premises and the cloud, and still others are cloud only. The distributed IT model puts a new strain on the
Rethinking the Role of Enterprise Data Protection – IBM Briefing Note - Enterprise backup is at times a behemoth. While it does provide the data center a foundational level of protection, the solutions tend to be slow to adopt new environments and too heavy-handed to solve specific feature requests. As a result,
How to Turn Email into Knowledge – MailJive Briefing Note - In the digital age, organizations have countless ways in which they can communicate, but email remains the most popular. Email though is used for far more than just communication. The organization, rightly or wrongly, uses it to store documents, contact
Solving the Storage Problem of Data Center Modernization – Datera Briefing Note - A decade ago when cloud providers like Amazon entered the market, they redefined how to provision IT services. These services provided self-service capability that raised the bar for how users and application owners wanted to interact with IT. The mission
Hardware Defined All-Flash Arrays for a Software Defined World – Storbyte Briefing Note - While software-defined storage (SDS) captures the attention of the market, enterprise IT professionals know that the hardware still matters. The problem is that while a multitude of SDS solutions have come to market the hardware selection pool is essentially limited

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