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Are you Asking the Right DR Questions

It’s a really sad thing when a customer gets far down the path of a project and finds out it is going to fail. I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve seen this happen. A customer has

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StorageShort: How To Meet RPO/RTO Expectations

Organizations must meet increasingly strict recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Essentially they want their applications back up and running as soon as possible with minimal data loss. To meet these challenges IT professionals have to increase

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DR Ready Storage Must be Space Efficient

One of the biggest criticisms of using primary storage for DR is cost. Primary storage can be expensive, and using it in your DR plan essentially doubles your storage requirement. Therefore, it is essential that DR Ready storage use as

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What is Your Recovery Performance Expectation?

Storage Switzerland works with IT professionals to design data protection and disaster recovery plans. Those conversations always start with a discussion about service level objectives (SLO). Each application or data set should have an SLO, that comes from several very

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SlideShare: Does Object Storage Make Sense for Backups?

Everyone understands disk has become the primary target for backups in the last several years. It’s also safe to say that the main type of disk storage used as a target for backups would be a purpose-built backup appliance that

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StorageShort: Will Machine Data Kill Backup?

One of the hardest things to protect is a server with millions of files on it. In the early days of my career, we specifically asked customers if they had such a server so we could develop special procedures to

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