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Tape is Dead Throw Everything into the Cloud

The cloud is a valuable tool that almost every data center should leverage. It is, however, just that, a tool. The cloud is not the be all end all answer to all of IT’s problems. It can solve many of

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Video: Reintroducing Tape to Disaster Recovery

Previously, Storage Switzerland blogged about the merits of employing a tape storage hierarchy to cut backup storage costs. Tape media can furthermore add value as a tier in the broader disaster recovery strategy, as well. As Lead Analyst George Crump

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Unlimited Licensing for More Profitable MSP Growth – Asigra Briefing Note

Many IT organizations are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to offload the burden of protecting against the growing number and sophistication of malware attacks, and the increasing volume of data that must be protected. MSPs have an opportunity to

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Video: Considering the Total, Rather than Upfront, Cost of Backup Storage Infrastructure

Off-premises cloud services are commonly accepted as lower-cost alternatives to on-premises IT infrastructure deployments. Because IT is perpetually working to lower both capital and operating expenses associated with backup storage infrastructure, backup workloads are common targets for migration to the

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Video: Utilizing Tape Storage as a Malware Failsafe

In today’s information era, data growth is booming. Furthermore, organizations are storing and backing up this data more than ever before to meet compliance regulations, as well as to increase the volume of information available for business analytics. At the

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Solving The Challenge with Endpoint Data Strategies

Applying data center data management best practices to endpoints is particularly challenging. As discussed in our prior post, there is the physical challenge that most organizations have hundreds if not thousands of endpoints and those endpoints are mobile. Managing and

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Endpoints – From Laptop Backup to Total Data Management

Today, even basic and consistent backups of endpoints are a rarity. Given all the threats that an organization faces, and the uniqueness and value of the data found on user devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, endpoint protection is critical

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Object Storage or Cloud for Enterprise File Sync and Share

Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) is a “must deliver” for IT since most users perceive the capability to be a “must have”. In our last blog we discussed what to look for in an EFSS and explained the advantages

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The Evolution of Ransomware – Is Backup Safe?

When ransomware first appeared in data centers, it had a simple attack pattern. Once it landed inside the data center, the malware tried to encrypt every file as fast as possible. If IT didn’t have good backups, the organization was

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