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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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How to Reduce the TCO of Data Protection Infrastructure

The growth of primary storage has an exponential effect on data protection infrastructure. Demands to protect data more frequently, recover faster and retain data longer promise to make the situation worse. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of the data

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What Happens When You Push the DRaaS Button?

In case of a disaster, a traditional cloud backup application needs to transfer all data across limited internet bandwidth and back to the data center or the new location. The bandwidth restrictions make cloud recovery a time consuming process that

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Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5

Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with

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Developing a Practical Cloud Strategy for Traditional Data Centers

Many organizations want to develop a cloud strategy, but most don’t know where to begin. As a result, the organization stumbles into the cloud, often starting with using the cloud as a secondary backup storage area, with the hope that

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Protecting the VMware Only Data Center – Unitrends Briefing Note

Today, companies that make up the “M” part of small to medium sized businesses (SMB) as well as small enterprises, have data centers that are 100% or close to 100% virtualized, leveraging VMware as their hypervisor. There are no “teams”

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How to Increase Backup and Recovery? – Rubrik Briefing Note

For most organizations, backup and recovery is their most fragile process. Any change in the environment can cause the entire data protection house of cards to come crashing down around the well-intentioned IT professionals that run it. The problem is

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