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SlideShare: How to Create a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan that Actually Works

Disaster Recovery plans have always been hard to create and maintain in part because it is difficult to meet the service levels that those plans promise. With recent trends like GDPR and ransomware threats, it is even more difficult for

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Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5

Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with

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True WAN Optimization is not Deduplication – Bridgeworks Briefing Note

The four walls of the data center no longer confine users, applications, and data. Organizations are multi-site, and users want to work from anywhere. Making “work from anywhere” a reality still requires data and data still has gravity. Data has

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The State of Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) are supposed to be an organization’s playbook if they need to recover critical data center operations after a disaster. The issue is that in most organizations, the DRP is outdated if it exists at all. Disaster

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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ChalkTalk Video: How to Make DR Testing So Easy You’ll Actually Do It!

Testing the organization’s ability to recover from a disaster is almost as bad as having to go through an actual disaster. As a result, most organization’s don’t have disaster recovery testing as part of its standard workflow. The lack of

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What is a Recovery Capabilities Assessment?

Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is a long and arduous process. The process of creating and even updating a disaster recovery plan is the primary reason that most plans, if they exist, are woefully out of date. In the event of

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