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Comparing the Performance of Tape Integrated Protection to Disk Only Protection

When vendors compare the performance of disk backup systems with the performance of tape, they often will highlight the area in which their particular product has the biggest advantage and ignore situations where performance doesn’t matter. IT planners looking to

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How Does Tape Work in the Modern Infrastructure?

When considering integrating tape storage into their infrastructure, IT planners must consider the realities of how data is accessed. The IT planner needs to maximize tape’s strengths with the goal to store as much data as possible on tape because

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Reintroducing Tape to the Modern Data Center – Myth Busting Tape’s Shortcomings

To many IT professionals, tape media and tape libraries seems like an ancient technology used by the “old” IT guys. The reality is tape as a technology can bring significant value to the organization. Almost every data center is experiencing

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Live Webinar: Five Reasons Modern Data Centers Need Tape

To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its

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The Dirty Little Secret about DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a game changer for many, cloud backup as a service providers. The service enables organizations to stand up instances of their mission critical applications in the provider’s cloud instead of recovering them across

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Can Data Management be Done Better in the Cloud?

Backup, archive and managing secondary storage capacities are a constant thorn in IT’s side. Backup is often a disaggregated mess, and IT doesn’t have time to implement archiving. Secondary storage capacities, thanks to initiatives like IoT and next-generation applications, threaten

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What is Tape as a Service?

Tape should be a critical component of every data center. As a medium, it is cost effective and easy to transport. It also provides diversity as an offline alternative media choice to hard disk based technology. The problem is that

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White Paper: How to Reduce Secondary Storage Infrastructure Size and Cost

Secondary storage does more than just store backups. It also serves as storage for archive data, IoT data and support copy data use cases like test development and reporting. As a result, the infrastructure requirements for secondary data have grown

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What Type of Cloud Provider Do You Need?

IT’s impression of the cloud has evolved over the past few years. Most IT professionals see the cloud not as a competitor but as another tool in the IT toolbox. Like any other tool, when used in the right circumstances

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SlideShare: 3 Steps to Controlling the Secondary Storage Deluge

Primary storage is no longer the most expensive tier of storage. Secondary storage, storage that stores copies, backups and archives, is now far more expensive than primary storage. The growth of this tier threatens to bury the data center under

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