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SlideShare – 5 ways your Backup Design can impact Virtualized Data Protection

Virtualization specific backup applications, like Veeam, are the fastest growing segment of the data protection market, and for good reason. They promise to provide better, faster and more accurate data protection, while almost eliminating application recovery times. But the challenge

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A refresh needed for Disk Backup Appliances

Backup has seen a lot change over the years. Disk has became the primary backup target instead of tape because of its speed and simplicity. And when vendors added deduplication it became even more cost effective. More recently, we’ve seen

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ExaGrid delivers Veeam Integrated Disk Backup

Veeam Backup and Replication brings many advanced data protection and recovery features to virtualized environments. And backup appliances have become a popular way to efficiently store, recover and electronically vault virtualized data for disaster recovery (DR) purposes. The challenge is

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StorageSwiss Take on the HDS Acquisition of Sepaton

Yesterday, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced they had acquired Massachusetts-based Sepaton, an established manufacturer of purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) that use advanced de-duplication to shorten backup times and minimize backup appliance “sprawl”. The company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary

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The perfect Disk Backup for Virtualized Backups?

Disk Backup Appliance Designed for VMware?
With its support for SSD, the Drobo B1200i could be one of the most viable platforms for supporting random I/O generating changed block backups and data in-place recoveries, the capability to execute a VM directly from the backup target. In this product analysis, StorageSwiss examines the Drobo B1200i to see how it handles the new requirements of VM disk backup and recovery.

https://storageswiss.com/2014/06/19/perfect-disk-backup-virtualized-backups/

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Leveling the Cloud Backup playing field

How can regional Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) more effectively compete with behemoths like Amazon, Google and Microsoft? Cloud backup software manufacturer Asigra is taking a two-pronged approach, which they claim will help level the playing field for these small to

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Don’t Let Virtualization Break Your Backup Infrastructure

As a seasoned IT backup administrator recently said on a Storage Swiss webinar, “Avoid hearing the footsteps…”. This IT pro was referring to the unpleasant situation when folks from the C level suite start milling around outside your office waiting

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Podcast – How to Keep Virtualization from Breaking Your Backup.

Our podcast guests are Kevin Russell, VP of Systems Engineering at ExaGrid, and Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan to discuss ways to efficiently backup data is a virtualized environment. Click below for our webinar with Kevin and Storage Switzerland’s

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Podcast – Is Virtualization Breaking Disk Backup?

In this podcast, I interview one of Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst Colm Keegan and our Lead Analyst and Founder George Crump to talk to them about our upcoming webinar “Is Server Virtualization Breaking Disk Backup”.  After all he has written

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Are Disk Backup Appliances Ready For a Virtualized World?

Data protection in a virtualized world can be a daunting issue. Advanced backup capabilities like changed block tracking (CBT) and data in place recoveries from backup storage are creating new demands which are heavily taxing already overburdened backup appliances. Left

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