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How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database use cases and into modern

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How to Beat Your RPO and RTO without Recovery – Quest Briefing Note

Meeting strict RPOs and RTOs requires that data protection solutions provide IT administrators better monitoring and analytics, in addition to more frequent copies. Backup, snapshot and replication are reactive solutions, that IT rightly counts on to make sure they can

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Are Instant Recovery and Inline Deduplication Compatible? – Altaro Briefing Note

Is instant recovery compatible with inline deduplication? That’s the question I found myself asking after listening to the briefing for Altaro VM Backup 7, since Altaro announced the addition of both features in this version. I’m a fan of instant

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Why do Hyper-V Backups Waste Space?

There are too many traditional backup products trying to tackle a nontraditional backup problem. As a result, they continue to use some of the old world backup techniques in the very new world of IT. These techniques waste storage space,

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How Do You Protect An All-Flash Array?

Technically, an organization can protect a new all-flash array the same way it protects its current hard drive based array – use backup software to access the hypervisor, have it trigger a snapshot and then backup all the blocks that

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Enterprise Backup vs Point Backup

For two decades IT has had two choices when selecting a data protection solution. They can choose a holistic solution that covers the majority of the applications, operating systems and data protection goals or they can select a point data

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Why you Should Back Up Hyper-V to the Cloud

If data in your Hyper-V system is worth backing up, it’s worth copying and storing off-site. Too many things can go wrong to a data center that can damage both the servers and backups – if those backups are stored

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