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Software-Only HA and DR for Linux – LINBIT Briefing Note

Linux is the dominant operating system of most cloud providers, and many enterprises have mission-critical applications that run on Linux. The applications running in these environments can be on bare metal systems, or virtual machines as well as containers. All

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How Are Backup Software Products Responding to Ransomware?

Backup software products are starting to adopt anti-ransomware features – and that’s a good thing. Ransomware has clearly expanded beyond consumers and is regularly attacking businesses and government entities. But not every backup company is convinced this is a problem

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Enterprise Grade SDS

SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 Briefing Note Industry Analysts predict that Software Defined Storage (SDS) will replace enterprise class storage over the next five to ten years. The key drivers for this displacement are increased cost and flexibility as well as

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Developing a Service Oriented Approach to Data Protection

There is a never ending quest by IT professionals to standardize the data center on a single enterprise backup application. It’s time for companies to re-think that approach, by instead looking at providing backup for their services, instead of foisting

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Rationalizing Backup Licensing Strategies

The backup process has a myriad of costs associated with them. There is the obvious cost of the hardware – backup servers, backup storage and network infrastructure. There is also the cost of operations to manage the backup process. One

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Barracuda adds File Sharing, eSignature to Cloud Backup Service

When most people think of Barracuda Networks what comes to mind are firewalls, spam blocking and ads at the airport. But this $300M company (which actually started in email security) currently has over 150,000 organizations using their extensive offerings that

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Permabit Albireo VDO Test Drive

Permabit was making a strong presence at the Flash Memory Summit and based on their meeting schedule Flash vendors are listening. From what we have learned in our testing of the Albireo VDO solution there should be a long line

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Permabit’s Albireo – From Dedupe to Software-Defined Storage

Permabit recently announced the latest additions to their Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) deduplication and thin provisioning software for Linux-based storage systems. Permabit added turnkey software applications for compression and replication. With these additions, Permabit enables storage OEMs to level

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Easy, Effective and Efficient Server SSD Caching

SSDs (solid state devices) are becoming more mainstream and now ‘placement’ technologies like caching are getting increased attention as users strive to get the most out of their solid state investments. Caching primary disk storage with NAND flash can improve

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PHD Virtual Enables Low Cost, Multi-hypervisor Backups

Whether you’re just wrapping up your initial virtual server rollout or looking to shore up the data protection process, selecting the right backup solution for virtual environments can be a challenge. To address this, most IT managers have given up

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