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Can Ransomware Infect Your Backups? – BackupAssist Briefing Note

It should come as no great surprise that ransomware is one of the scariest challenges for data protection people today. Black hats have figured out they can make more money faster by going after small and medium businesses than simply

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The Hidden Cost of Hardware Hyperconvergence

Hardware hyperconvergence is supposed to make the life of the IT professional easier by bundling compute, networking, hypervisor and storage software into a single bundle. To a large extent hardware hyperconvergence lives up to the hype, at least initially. But

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Software Defined Storage vs. Hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence makes a lot of sense for many organizations. Hyperconvergence lets data centers leverage the excess compute in their virtual infrastructure to run the hyperconverged solution. The goal is to create a simpler architecture that converges compute, storage and networking.

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Can You Use Your Data Center as DR for The Cloud – Zerto Briefing Note

Many companies are asking two questions after moving some or all of their workloads into cloud vendors, such as Amazon, Google, or Azure. Do I need DR for the cloud? Where do you failover to if you’re running in the

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ChalkTalk Video: Using the 3-2-1 Rule To Protect Against Ransomware

Protection in the modern data center is changing. IT must provide backup to disk and an instant recover capability to meet the recovery expectations of application owners. But this rapid protection also puts data at risk to a ransomware attack.

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Is Hardware-Based Hyperconvergence Easier to Implement?

Implementation of hyperconverged systems requires the installation of two components. First is the hardware, made up of servers and the networking that connects them. Second is the software, made up of the hypervisor that creates a cluster and storage software

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The State of Hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence was supposed to be nirvana for the data center. Converge compute, storage and networking into a single box and all data center problems go away. The problem is that didn’t happen. Hyperconvergence is the ultimate white board technology: It

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