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HYCU for Google Cloud Platform

HYCU for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a native Google Cloud service designed to protect applications running in the Google Cloud. The software is available directly from the Google Marketplace. Instead of developing its own mechanisms for protecting data, HYCU

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What to Look for in Cloud Native Backup

Users and software vendors realize the importance of protecting cloud-native applications. While cloud providers generally do an excellent job of protecting applications from a disaster they don’t provide easy access to tools to provide point-in-time backups which are necessary to

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Do You Need to Backup Cloud Native Applications?

A common question from organizations with cloud native applications is do they need to back those applications up? The cloud, after all provides plenty of redundancy and all major cloud providers have multiple data centers at their disposal. Most providers

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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Stopping High Availability Sprawl – DH2i Briefing Note

Almost every organization has a group of applications that must always be available. The cost of downtime is so significant that IT will want to expend large chunks of the IT budget to make sure they are available. Because of

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Software-Only HA and DR for Linux – LINBIT Briefing Note

Linux is the dominant operating system of most cloud providers, and many enterprises have mission-critical applications that run on Linux. The applications running in these environments can be on bare metal systems, or virtual machines as well as containers. All

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High Availability vs. Instant Recovery

All applications in a data center are critical to some degree, and while there are a few applications that are mission-critical, most applications can be down for at least a few minutes without seriously impacting the organization. The problem is

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ChalkTalk Video: Protecting Mission Critical Applications With Recovery In Place Backups

When it comes to mission critical applications, most organizations count on high availability products to protect their mission critical applications. It looks like this; the mission critical application is mirrored or clustered. It is then backed up and in some

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Can You Move Workloads Between VMware and AWS?

vMotion is a fantastic capability provided by VMware to VMware environments, but what if you’re not using VMware? Or what if you’re using VMware on-site, but would like to rehost the workload into a public cloud provider such as Amazon

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How to Avoid DRaaS Lock-in with Hybrid Cloud

Open or software defined solutions promise flexibility and prevent organizations from falling into vendor lock-in. That is until it comes to disaster recovery (DR); especially DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service). Many DRaaS solutions lock the organization into a single

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