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Does Cloud-Native Mean Cloud Protected?

As organizations migrate applications to the cloud, they sometimes assume that data protection is built-in to the service. However, what cloud service providers offer is high availability and durability, not backup. But organizations, whether their applications are in the cloud

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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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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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Are You Storing Data in the Cloud? Where do You Store Metadata?

Metadata is data about data. In the case of files, metadata includes information like the last access date and last modified date. An archive or backup solution may use metadata to track the location of the file, or it may

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Complexity is Killing Secondary Storage

Most organizations only use their secondary storage infrastructure as protection storage. In some cases, this is because the secondary storage hardware only supports the backup use case. Even if the organization selects more flexible secondary storage hardware, it still primarily

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Should You Use Image-Based Backups on Unstructured Data?

Most data protection applications are not backing up unstructured data correctly. The massive increase not only in the capacity of unstructured data but also in the number of files represented within the data set makes protecting it difficult. The large

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Webinar: Are You Treating Unstructured Data as a Second Class Citizen?

Unstructured data is the fastest-growing segment of data within most enterprises today. This data set contains the creative output of the organization’s employees as well as unique data captured by sensors and machines. Unstructured data is large in terms of

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SlideShare: Five Reasons Modern Data Centers Need Tape

To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its

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The How and Why of High-Performance Primary Storage as-a-service

The key to reducing primary storage costs is to better manage the data that is on primary storage. The problem remains that IT lacks the tools, and more importantly the time, to properly manage the workloads that primary storage supports.

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Data Management as a Service – Igneous Briefing Note

Data management is a project that many IT professionals and application owners feel they are too busy or don’t have enough expertise to undertake. Most data management tasks are big projects that take a lot of planning and continuous care

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