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Calculating the ROI of Data Protection Service Level Objective

Most data centers try to create a “best efforts” data protection strategy which treats all data and applications equally. Typically the organization uses one backup application, a single backup target device and replicates all data to a secondary site or

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Modernizing Data Management for a SaaS-driven World – Odaseva Briefing Note

Applications such as Salesforce.com are becoming increasingly data-driven, as businesses seek to harvest and analyze as much data as possible to drive customer satisfaction, maximize productivity of employees, and make more informed business decisions. These applications are delivered through a

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Modernizing Backup and Disaster Recovery with Recovery Zones

Legacy backup practices are challenged to accommodate the application explosion that is upon us in today’s application-driven economy. Businesses are relying on a growing volume of applications for core, day-to-day processes, and these applications vary widely in terms of their

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Protection Service Levels – Sometimes OK is OK

In my last blog “The Problem with Gold-Only Data Protection Service Levels” we looked at how to design a gold service level for data protection and what the pros and cons of that approach are. In this entry, we look

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How Holistic Can a Backup Solution Become?

In a recent webinar, “Holistic Disaster Recovery; from Data Center to Endpoint”, Storage Switzerland discussed the concept of end-to-end (or holistic) disaster recovery. One of the questions asked was “How holistic can a backup solution become?” Which, considering that most

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StorageShort: The Changing Face of Disasters

When it comes to disaster recovery planning, we tend to focus on grand scale events that impact entire regions of a country. The reality is though that most disasters are smaller in scale. These smaller disasters have a similar severity

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The Problem with Gold-Only Data Protection Service Levels

A recent Storage Switzerland webinar dealt with the impact of the massive increase in the number of applications that data centers support on the data protection architecture. How does IT apply the right level of protection, set service levels, for

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Solving The Challenge with Endpoint Data Strategies

Applying data center data management best practices to endpoints is particularly challenging. As discussed in our prior post, there is the physical challenge that most organizations have hundreds if not thousands of endpoints and those endpoints are mobile. Managing and

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Endpoints – From Laptop Backup to Total Data Management

Today, even basic and consistent backups of endpoints are a rarity. Given all the threats that an organization faces, and the uniqueness and value of the data found on user devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, endpoint protection is critical

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SlideShare: Application Explosion – Rediscovering the Lost Art of Protection Service Levels

The number of applications in organization’s data centers is growing rapidly. No longer does IT need to worry about a few mission and business critical applications, it needs to worry about dozens. While all these applications are important to the

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