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Understanding the Cost of Data Protection Infrastructure

Protecting primary storage is significantly more expensive than the actual cost of primary storage. While, in most cases, data protection storage doesn’t need to perform at the same level as primary storage, it does need to provide acceptable performance, and

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Have We Reached VMware Backup Parity?

There was a time not too long ago where the state of VMware backups was bad. It was so bad in fact that entirely new companies emerged to address the problem. These companies took the approach of ignoring the then

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SlideShare – Ransomware: Strategies for Protecting Your Weakest Link – Endpoints

Ransomware, when it infiltrates an organization, causes most of its damage to user endpoints (laptops, tablets, and smartphones). Endpoints typically make up more than 60% of impacted data. The problem is those endpoints are often the most exposed because they

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Bored with Ransomware? Good it is Not the Primary Problem

There has been a lot, too much maybe, discussion about ransomware and its impact on business. Ransomware is a threat but it is only one of the reasons organizations should protect user endpoints and servers. In a recent Storage Switzerland

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What is Consumption Based Data Protection?

The data protection process has three key costs; the software that protects data; the hardware that drives that software and stores protected copies of data and the administration time required to manage the process. The upfront costs are a challenge

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Live Webinar: Consumption Based Data Management Providing Peace of Mind

Consumption based IT is a curated set of IT solutions that focus on business outcomes. As the name implies it is purchased on a pay-as-you-go model. The goal of consumption based IT is to simplify establishing IT infrastructure that incorporates

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Protecting Against Departing Users

One of the top ways that data “leaks” out of an organization is through the endpoints (laptops, tablets, and smartphones) of departing users. IT should, of course, do what it can to prevent data leakage, but it also should make

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Embracing the Cloud for More Effective Endpoint Disaster Recovery

In a world where enterprise mobility and cyber-attacks are simultaneously booming, protecting endpoints has become crucial to business longevity. Laptops are the primary target for malware such as ransomware. Also, these devices are prone to being lost or stolen –

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The Rising Ransomware Threat Heightens Urgency for Endpoint Protection

The ransomware threat continues to grow – and this is indeed significant, as ransomware cost businesses $5 billion during 2017, according to Cisco. Many organizations that have been attacked are paying the ransom demanded, causing the number of attacks to

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Is the Ransomware Scare Over?

In 2017, Ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Locky made headlines as organizations worldwide were infected. Data protection vendors of all types went to work hardening their solutions and advancing them to help customers recover from the threat. However, ransomware attacks

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