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The Importance of Protecting Cloud Hosted Applications

Anyone who thinks you don’t need to back up cloud applications such as salesforce, Office 365 and Google Apps clearly has some thinking to do. There is no such thing as the cloud. There is only someone else’s data center.

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Is it Time to Reboot Primary Storage?

Primary storage has remained the same for quite some time. It comes in two primary forms: block or file, also known as SAN or NAS. Yes, each of these two forms can be filled with a mix of ingredients, including

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The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a

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StorageShort: Archive is the Most Important Part of Your DR Plan

Archiving is the Rodney Dangerfield of IT process. In fact, in a recent poll performed by Storage Switzerland, a terrifying 67 percent of respondents indicated that they counted on the backup process to be part of their archive. How Are

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The Advantages of a Fabric Based File System

Storage solutions that offer customers familiar, flexible interfaces (e.g.files and file attributes), while also offering advanced features like automated data movement and cloud bursting, offer a unique solution to many problems. The more seamless we can make things for the

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Object Storage Maturing – Scality Briefing Note

When private cloud object storage vendors first started appearing on the market, many of them were missing many core features. Some did not have any concept of enterprise access control, encryption or versioning, while others did not have multi-region support.

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