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5 Critical Enterprise Cloud Backup Capabilities – Requirement 3: Flexible Recovery

On-premises backup infrastructure is expensive and cumbersome to manage. At the same time, many enterprises are rapidly running out of available data center floorspace. As discussed on a recent Storage Switzerland webinar with Carbonite, cloud storage services offer a path

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What is Automatically Archiving Primary Storage?

A recent Storage Switzerland Webinar “How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence” introduced the concept of self-protecting primary storage but what about self-archiving primary storage? The value of self-protecting primary storage is that it improves the quality

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Considering Adopting DRaaS? Look for a Comprehensive Software Tool

Disaster recovery is one of the most appealing use cases for the cloud. Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) enables the business to avoid the investment of building and managing a separate data center that must perform up to par with production systems,

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Avoid Cache Misses to Accelerate Application Performance

Backup storage infrastructure is notoriously expensive and cumbersome, but data accessibility and retention is needed to address business intelligence, test and development, malware protection and data privacy regulation compliance requirements. Storage professionals should consider developing a primary storage protection that

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5 Critical Enterprise Cloud Backup Capabilities – Requirement 2: Complete Platform Coverage

The agility and utility-based cost structure of the cloud makes it an appealing backup target that can help storage managers to keep pace with today’s modern insights and privacy-driven world. However, many cloud backup solutions fall short when it comes

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Moving on From Mozy Endpoint

Protecting laptops, tablets, and smartphones (endpoints) are more critical than ever. Users use endpoints of all types to create data essential to the organization, but the user may never store that data on a corporate (and protected) fileserver. One of

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Understanding the Value of Cloud Based Services

File serving is evolving to file collaboration and the cloud is an ideal destination for this evolved use case. The file system, the software behind the file server, needs to change to keep up with this evolved use case. Simply

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Why Current Data Protection Architectures Miss the Mark

In response to the increased need for rapid recovery, longer data retention and the desire to support the cloud for vaulting and disaster recovery, alternative solutions are appearing on the market to try and correct the shortcomings of legacy architectures.

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Cut Costs, Increase Quality and Accelerate Delivery of New Applications – IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline

Application development is quickly changing from the old waterfall approach where applications were delivered once a year and all at once, to a more continuous development method where applications are delivered more frequently with more incremental changes between releases. The

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What to Watch Out For when Moving NAS to the Cloud

Storage managers are pressured to deliver new levels of nimbleness and operational and cost efficiency, while at the same time serve booming pools of unstructured data to highly distributed enterprises. Traditional network-attached storage (NAS) arrays were designed to serve smaller

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