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Should Backup Software Companies Build an Appliance?

A little over 15 years ago we started to see the creation of the backup appliance market with the creation of the deduplication backup target appliance. Since that time, we’ve gone from having no backup appliances to having so many

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SlideShare: The Always-on Enterprise Requires New Service Level Objectives

The Always-on Enterprise is a data center that faced with even the most severe disaster can return applications to full working order in a matter of minutes. Service level objectives (SLOs) are the means by which IT and the organization

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ChalkTalk Video: What is Recovery Performance Expectation

Meeting the organization’s high recovery point and recovery time expectations is no longer enough. Now organizations are beginning to pay attention to the performance of an application in its recovered state. Backup and replication applications enable secondary storage or the

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StorageShort: Are You Ready for the New Recovery Time Objective?

As long as there has been applications, there have been applications that need zero, or near zero downtime. These are applications where the life of the organization, or even human lives, literally depend on its operation. There has also always

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Should a Backup Appliance be Part of your Backup Refresh?

Backup needs a refresh to keep up with recovery demands of modern application and increasingly expectant users. They expect an “always-on data center.” IT professionals are already overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks. For many, an always-on strategy is a concept that

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StorageShort: How is the App Explosion Impacting Backup Service Levels?

Most data centers are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of applications they have to deploy, support and protect. Driving this phenomenon is the improvements in developer tools that created the whole Dev/Ops movement. While most of these apps

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How to Avoid the Cost of Zero RPO and RTO

IT is under constant pressure to reduce recovery point (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Users and applications owners want to set these objectives at zero. While a zero RPO/RTO is a possibility the cost to get there is enormous.

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What’s missing from Converged Architectures?

The value of converged infrastructures is they save time. It’s not that IT can’t assemble the components themselves. But considering how busy most IT professionals are today, should they? The value of the data center is not the components within

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What is an “Always-On” Data Center?

The always-on data center is a data center that can provide application availability to its users no matter what technical problems may occur. To meet this lofty expectation, IT professionals need to change the way they approach data protection and

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Webinar: The Always-on Enterprise Requires New Service Level Objectives

The Always-on Enterprise is a data center that faced with even the most severe disaster can return applications to full working order in a matter of minutes. Service level objectives (SLOs) are the means by which IT and the organization

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