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15 Minute Friday: How to Move From Legacy DR to DRaaS

Most data centers still use a legacy DR strategy of replicating or even physically transporting backups to a dedicated disaster recovery (DR) site, or a secondary site owned by the organization. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) delivers a compelling

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What Can Storage Learn From Server Consolidation?

Storage consolidation projects are permanently on the IT project whiteboard. The process typically starts after IT realizes that their data center is overrun by multiple storage systems from multiple vendors. Storage Switzerland finds that most data centers have 5-6 different

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Why is Traditional Storage Consolidation Failing

The most common method for consolidating storage is for the organization to purchase a single storage system, hardware, and software, and move all workloads to the new system. The organization is in effect creating a storage mainframe. The challenges with

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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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What Shall We Do With Rubrik?

Rubrik recently had one of its databases, which is hosted on an Amazon ElasticSearch server, publicly exposed. The server was not password protected, and anyone who could find the server could access it. Competitors, smelling blood in the water, started

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Fifteen Minute Friday: Do You Need to Protect Laptops, Office 365 and Salesforce.com?

Most enterprises don’t need convincing to back up their Oracle, MS-SQL, and VMware environments but for some reason, vendors struggle convincing most IT professionals that laptops, Office 365 and Salesforce.com also need backing up. The common misconception is that since

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