Overcoming Backup Appliance Conventional Wisdom – ExaGrid Briefing Note - There are two key assumptions when it comes to purpose-built backup appliances. First, they must have inline deduplication and second, they will all be replaced by backup software solutions as they add deduplication functionality to their software and start selling
It is Time to Get Serious About Your Cloud Strategy – Zerto Briefing Note - Most organizations, if they are using cloud resources at all, are only using the cloud for a single purpose. The two most common use cases are backup storage and archive storage. Most organizations also look at the cloud as a
What’s Next in Enterprise Backup Appliances? INFINIDAT Backup Appliance Briefing Note - Backup Appliances come in two forms. Integrated appliances that have the backup software pre-installed on them and appliances that act as stand-alone systems so they can accept input from a variety of backup sources. The second type is probably more
Predicting WAN Performance – Disaster Recovery’s Missing Link – Apposite Briefing Note - Most storage systems today have the ability to replicate data to another storage system at another site. If the storage system doesn’t have that capability, then there are plenty of third-party software solutions that perform the function. Even if the
No Room in the Data Center – Secondary Storage Needs Cloud Integration – Cohesity Briefing Note - Most data growth in the enterprise is happening because of secondary storage use cases like backup, archive, and data re-use for test/dev or analytics (also known as copy data). In most cases, the capacity of secondary data is 10 to
Protecting MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop – Datos IO Briefing Note - Data center modernization usually includes the organization moving to modern cloud applications like MongoDB, Cassandra and Hadoop. Like most new initiatives a forgotten element is data protection. These environments are particularly challenging to protect because they are designed to run
Making the NAS to Object Storage Conversion Work – Cloudian HyperFile Briefing Note - Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file servers have long outlived their usefulness. They’re expensive and don’t scale easily, making them a poor fit for many use cases. Nonetheless, they’ve enjoyed a virtual monopoly in unstructured data storage. When 100TB was
Yes You Need to Protect G-Suite – Spinbackup Briefing Note - While there are tools available to protect G-Suite, most require the implementation of a complete data protection solution that protects a variety of other operating systems and applications. The problem is many companies don’t need a backup software application that
How to Scale Recovery In Place Data Protection – Quest Data Protection Portal - Recovery time and recovery point objectives continue to become more narrow. IT has less time than ever to bring an application back online, and users are less tolerant than ever of data loss. To meet these challenges, IT is turning
What to do When Taking Over a Data Protection Nightmare – One College’s Journey to Simplified Data Protection - Data protection is hard. The process has to, in someway, interact with almost every server, virtual machine, application, network interface and storage system. The problem is many data centers make the situation worse by buying multiple data protection software and

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