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Using the Cloud to Integrate Backup and Archive – HubStor Briefing Note

For decades the best practice for backup and archive was to keep the processes separate. The storage hardware products that support traditional backups are typically very different from those that support archive. The software products are also very different and

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Making NoSQL Protection Operations Driven – Imanis Data Briefing Note

It seems like backup vendors forgot about protecting NoSQL environments. Environments like Cassandra, MongoDB, Hortonworks, Couchbase, and Hadoop all need point-in-time protection. One reason for the lack of data protection solutions for these environments is that there is an assumption

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Office 365 Backup Without Lock-in – BackupAssist 365 Briefing Note

The popularity of Office 365 continues to increase. Organizations large and small are adopting the service for office productivity and communications. Office 365 provides excellent service availability. If a server or storage system within the service fails within the service,

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The Myth of NoSQL Data Protection

There is a debate circling the topic of NoSQL data protection. A common myth is that because these environments automatically create replicas, data protection isn’t needed. Replicas protect the NoSQL environment from a hardware failure within a node or even

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ChalkTalk Video: Key Architecture Requirements for Tackling Hadoop and NoSQL Backup and Recovery

NoSQL and Hadoop typically distribute data through the use of built-in replication technology. The replication process also provides protection from media or server failure. Many IT professionals, as a result, think that they don’t need to backup these environments. In

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How to Protect Applications Running in Google Cloud – HYCU Software Briefing Note

When they are migrating or creating cloud-native applications, organizations need to consider how best to protect those applications. Most cloud providers provide very good high availability but don’t provide robust point-in-time recovery capabilities. Recovery from data corruption, user error and

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Protecting The Data-Driven Organization – Imanis Data Briefing Note

Most organizations make decisions based on data. In recent years, the amount of data that these organizations can access to help make those decisions has exploded. More data, though, won’t help unless the organization can analyze that data. It became

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Protecting MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop – Datos IO Briefing Note

Data center modernization usually includes the organization moving to modern cloud applications like MongoDB, Cassandra and Hadoop. Like most new initiatives a forgotten element is data protection. These environments are particularly challenging to protect because they are designed to run

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What’s The Best Way To Archive Data to the Cloud

Cloud Storage is an ideal target for the dormant data that is clogging up primary storage systems. For organizations looking to archive their dormant data to the cloud, there are plenty of vendors offering a solution. But these solutions are

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ChalkTalk Video: Can Disk Backups Have An “Air Gap?”

Ransomware is changing everyone’s thoughts about how backups should work. Put another way, many of the old ideas about backups are now back in vogue. One of those ideas is the 3-2-1 rule. It says enterprises should have three copies

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