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Finding Object Storage’s Missing Link

Object storage is an excellent secondary tier of storage. It can drive down the cost of storage, improve the quality of data retention and ensure that data is safe in the event of a disaster. Unlike other forms of storage,

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A Private Cloud That’s More Than A Backup Appliance – Cloudian Product Analysis

An organization’s backup storage target options have changed from simple tape to an almost bewildering number of options such as fully integrated backup appliances, secondary storage systems, cloud storage, object storage and various other software defined storage (SDS) systems. An

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Does Object Storage Make Sense for Backups?

Object storage is not only perfect for backups – it seems designed for it. It’s safe, economical, and scalable – everything backup storage needs to be. Specific features in object storage make it perfectly suitable for the task of holding

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How Do Disk Backup Appliances Scale?

Eventually most organizations will run out of backup storage, so understanding how backup storage scales is critical to creating a long term data protection strategy. It is not as simple as just converting to a scale-out architecture because deduplication adds

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Does Disk Based Backup Require Deduplication Anymore?

Hardware-based deduplication legitimized the concept of backing up to disk. But deduplication alone is no longer as important as it used to be. The problem with hardware-based duplication is the data must be transferred to the backup appliance prior to

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How Next-gen HSM Solutions Complement Backup

Organizations need to backup their data, but if you view backup as a one-size-fits-all job, where all data is treated equally, you’re missing an opportunity for substantial cost savings. Ideally, you could tier storage and create an “active archive” that

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