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Veeam and HPE Consumption-Based Data Management

Consumption-based IT enables the customer to obtain the pay-as-you-go cost effectiveness of cloud services while retaining an on-premises footprint. It also dramatically simplifies IT infrastructure management and planning. Data protection administrators in particular can benefit from this method of acquiring

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Consumption-Based Data Protection Brings Predictability

Bringing predictability to the data protection process is not a lost cause. The problem is that IT lacks a purchasing model to make data protection predictable and a software/hardware stack that works well with that model. As discussed in the

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Selecting the Right Service Delivery Model for MSP Services

IT Services Agent or Provider Managed Service Providers (MSP) often become MSPs by evolving from a traditional IT reseller to the more services oriented approach. Other organizations specifically choose to start as MSPs after watching the challenges that traditional IT

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Lightboard Video: Creating a Universal Infrastructure to Manage High Availability

Applications have seen explosive growth in the enterprise. Where just a few years ago there were three or four mission critical applications now there could be dozens. The organization is also more dependent on these applications than it has ever

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Lightboard Video: Addressing Data Protection Sprawl with Containers

Enterprises are dealing with the sprawl of data protection services, which adds cost in the form of redundant and underutilized infrastructure as well as management complexity. George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, and Roger Stein, solutions marketing manager for

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How Can On-Premises Data Protection Make Business Sense?

Cloud-based data protection is appealing and many IT planners are considering it as an option. Can on-premises data protection infrastructures still compete? An on-premises infrastructure still has some technical competitive advantages and with consumption based IT the cloud business model

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How is Consumption-based IT Different than Cloud Services and Leasing?

Modern businesses are storing a greater volume and variety of data, and they are looking to get more out of that data – accessing it more frequently and analyzing it in greater depth to facilitate better decision making. Against this

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Why Data Protection-as-a-Service is Unpredictable

Economic unpredictability is the most significant challenge associated with data protection. The pool of data that must be protected continues to grow exponentially, and meanwhile, recoveries must be nearly instantaneous. Our previous blog discussed the challenges inherent in meeting these

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The Impact of Unpredictable Data Protection

Most production IT projects are planned months, if not years, in advance of deployment. However, advanced planning of infrastructure upgrades for the data protection architecture seldom occurs. The problem is that updates to the backup infrastructure can often be expensive

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How to Shrink the Data Protection Investment

The data protection infrastructure seems to be on a never ending growth curve. The organization is constantly buying more storage and software licenses to support the process. The reality is though that there are opportunities to downsize the organization’s data

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