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Breaking Backup with SaaS

Backup is the one process that almost everyone in IT would opt out of if given the choice. In addition to the IT management burden there is often the burden of the infrastructure itself, a never ending need for more

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How to Avoid Cloud Pitfalls to Obtain an Infrastructure-Less Backup Strategy

Meeting requirements for infinite data retention and always-on business continuity is, practically speaking, not possible without using cloud resources in some way. On-premises backup and disaster recovery infrastructures are fraught with unpredictable costs and heavy operational overhead. At the same

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What the Enterprise Needs in SaaS Data Protection

Secondary storage is quickly consuming the data center and becoming too complex to manage. The copy data stored on those secondary systems is distributed across multiple enterprise and cloud storage locations. The secondary data set is being used for a

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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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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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Will Cloud Backup Really Reduce Your Backup Investment?

Organizations make significant investments in their infrastructure. As production data continues to grow, the exponential impact on backup storage threatens to deplete IT budgets. The cloud promises to reduce on-premises backup infrastructure but most solutions only use the cloud to

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vCloud Powered Data Protection-as-a-Service

Automated data protection is becoming increasingly important given the fact that multiple IT stakeholders are taking a more active role in protecting their critical data. Virtual server administrators, database administrators and other application owners are now involved in the data

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