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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 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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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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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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Can Your Service Levels Keep Up With the Application Explosion?

The method that IT uses to protect applications is changing. Gone are the days of three or four mission critical applications. Today the backup team at most data centers needs to concern itself with protecting dozens if not hundreds of

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The Impact of Application Sprawl on Protection Service Levels

In our upcoming webinar “Application Explosion – Rediscovering the Lost Art of Service Levels” we will discuss how IT can successfully continue to set service levels in environments where the number of applications they need to support is growing every

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Webinar: 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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SlideShare: Backup vs. Ransomware – 5 Requirements for Backup Success

Ransomware is the universal threat. No matter an organization’s data center location, or its size, it can be devastated by a ransomware attack. While most organizations focus on the periphery, they also need to be prepared for a breach, something

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What to do if Ransomware Strikes a Physical System

With ransomware, unlike almost any other form of disaster, there is an alternative to recovering from backups…pay the ransom. While one can argue the risk associated with paying a ransom, the organization may see it as a viable option. IT

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