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Backup Retention vs. Data Retention

A recent blog “Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention” by Veeam’s Jonathan Butz discussed how healthcare organizations are creating overly complex and expensive backup infrastructure because they are considering backup as part of their records retention policy. Butz is

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Why Aren’t You Tiering Backup Data to the Cloud?

Organizations tend to treat all backup data the same. Generally, IT stores backup data on a relatively low performing, high capacity disk backup system. The problem is that this type of device doesn’t fit the restore requests that most IT

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StorageShort: Server Virtualization, Storage and Rakes

What is Your Rake Moment? There is a rake moment in almost every storage administrator’s life. A rake moment occurs when a storage problem takes them off-guard and forces them to scramble to resolve the issue. Like stepping on a

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Hybrid Flash Array Enables Local Government to Answer the Storage Performance Call

When virtualized applications experience performance problems, the complaints are always forwarded to IT administrators like Fritz Gielow. Fritz is the storage administrator for the County of Nevada in California, and he was having those “calls” come in too often. A

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What is Converged Data Management?

Thanks to recent advancements in software and hardware, data centers have a unique opportunity to make their storage infrastructures more responsive, more cost-effective and easier to manage. For the past few years, primary storage has had this opportunity because of

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Retroactive Deduplication and Compression

In recent months there has been a lot of attention given to how primary storage deduplication is being implemented; should it be implemented selectively, or always on? The problem with this discussion is that it first assumes that the existing

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