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Key Security Features to Evaluate in Your Cloud Provider

Cloud storage services have evolved significantly in terms of their ability to provide data security, as well as their ability to comply with data privacy regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer

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How Ransomware and GDPR Break Image Based Backups and How to Fix It

Image based backups, after the initial backup is complete, only backup change blocks within the item they are protecting. The technology enables organizations to frequently backup critical servers and applications. It also enables the protection of file servers with millions

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Data Management vs Data Protection

Storing data comes with responsibilities, two of which are managing that data and protecting it. Many organizations however, focus most of their attention on protecting the data and almost no attention to managing it. However, focusing attention solely on data

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How are the Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud Evolving?

As the cloud continues to mature, organizations are also increasing their sophistication in terms of how they leverage the cloud. A survey by Osterman Research corroborates what Storage Switzerland is hearing from end users – where previously the cloud was

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How to Make One Thousand Snapshots Useful

Almost every modern storage system claims to support “thousands” of snapshots of production data without impacting performance. While some of the lack of performance impact claims have proven to be suspect, there is little doubt that today’s storage solutions support

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Worried About Meeting Disaster Recovery SLAs? Consider These Capabilities

Data protection infrastructures face tremendous pressure. Copy data is growing even faster than production data as businesses create copies to support analytics, test and development, and other important initiatives. Copy data also needs to be retained for longer periods of

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How Can I Cut Storage Costs?

Cutting storage costs is not a straightforward equation. There are many variable factors that impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage infrastructure. In this blog, we will provide a few things that IT professionals can do to

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What is Next-Generation Copy Data Management?

Copy data management (CDM) stands to save enterprises significant time and money and at the same time enhance disaster recovery. CDM software works by capturing a “golden master” copy of production data, and then creating and orchestrating the presentation of

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Tired of Backup Storage Capacity Planning? Look to the Cloud

As recently discussed by Stephen Aldous, Principal Product Manager for Carbonite, and George Crump, Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, backup purchases are difficult to budget for and are often an afterthought. Additionally, backup infrastructure typically jumps from periods of underutilization, to

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What is the Best Way to Store Inactive Data?

In today’s data deluge, it is a challenge for IT professionals to get a comprehensive and confident grasp on all of the data that their organization is storing – never mind how that data is actually being used. The reality

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