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Can Primary Storage Replace Backups?

In our on demand webinar “How to Design Self-Protecting Storage and Gain Backup Independence” Storage Switzerland and ClearSky Data articulate how primary storage can be improved so that it can take on more of the data protection responsibility. The goal

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Webinar: How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence

It is 2019, why are we still backing up production storage? The simple answer is that most production storage systems can provide some level of data protection but they can’t fully replace backup. It’s time to consider what backup independence means.

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Fifteen Minute Friday: Designing Cloud Storage for the Data Center, the Edge, and the Cloud

When most vendors talk about solving an organization’s storage problems, they typically are talking about solving their challenges in one of three categories: the data center, the edge or the cloud. The reality is that even within these three categories,

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Embracing Cloud Storage Services for Data Durability and Availability

Legacy storage architectures are notoriously expensive and complex. Factor in the blazing pace at which data growth is accelerating, alongside rising pressure from the business for ubiquitous and always-on data availability, and a new nightmare is brewing for IT –

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The State of Enterprise Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is typically known for its seemingly infinite capacity and low upfront costs. It also is operationally more economical since the organization does not need to house all the gear in its data center. The outsourcing of the hardware

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Disaster Recovery with Cloud as Primary Storage

The first blog in this series discussed initially using a Cloud as Primary Storage solution for data protection and then in the second blog in the series, transitioning to using the Cloud as Primary Storage to store production data. In

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How to Go All-In with the Cloud as Primary Storage

In our on demand webinar, “Eliminate Backups and Simplify DR with Hybrid Cloud Storage“, we discuss how IT can use the cloud as primary storage to improve their data protection process while dramatically reducing their investments in secondary storage. Since

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SlideShare: Eliminate Backups and Simplify DR with Hybrid Cloud Storage

The cloud should be a valuable ally in helping organizations eliminate backup infrastructure and increase their disaster recovery (DR) confidence. The reality is that current cloud backup and DR solutions fall short because they don’t fully exploit cloud resources. Most

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Understanding the ROI of Cloud as Primary Storage

As we discussed in our recent webinar, “Eliminate Backups and Simplify DR with Hybrid Cloud Storage,” IT planners can start small, sending backups to the “Cloud as Primary Storage” solution but where the ROI gets powerful is when the organization

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Making Primary Storage Fulfill the 3-2-1 Rule

The 3-2-1 rule states that an organization should have three copies of data on two different types of media, with IT storing one copy off-site and preferably offline. Traditionally, organizations count on the backup process to meet the 3-2-1 rule’s

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