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Preparing for Recovery

Most of the time IT spends focusing on disaster recovery planning is actually spent on protection, making sure data is being copied to a secondary storage system and a secondary site either by backup or replication. Some advanced recovery planners

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How to safely use 8TB Drives in the Enterprise

After a few year hiatus higher capacity hard drives are coming to market. We expect 8TB drives to be readily available before the end of the year with 10TB drives soon to follow. And at the rate that capacity demands

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Why “Mostly” isn’t Enough in Backup – and what to do about it

Part time insurance is a dangerous thing. You need to be covered all the time in all situations. The IT professionals in charge of backup live this. Comprehensive backup is good insurance but a backup solution that leaves even one

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Briefing Note: Rovius provides the Mobility to realize Virtual Platform and Cloud Freedom

With the move towards software-defined infrastructures and commodity-based hardware, companies are getting used to freedom and flexibility in IT. They also expect that freedom in the cloud, including the ability to move between platforms, clouds and hypervisors easily as they

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Podcast – Fixing fractured backup and bad DR

Zetta found in a recent survey of IT pros from a cross-section of companies that IT environments in most companies are a conglomeration of operating systems, platforms and backup solutions and that backup is a mess for most companies and DR

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How does Data Loss Happen and How can it be Stopped?

A recent blog by B&L Associates brought to light the problem of data loss. The entry cites surveys from Kroll Ontrack and EMC, which indicated that organizations see data loss as their single most significant risk and that the cost

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Bacula Enterprise is changing the definition of Open-source Backup Software

For many in IT, the term “open source software” conjures images of inexpensive but powerful programs that require a lot attention to keep running. They’re often a better fit for organizations with more time than money; unfortunately, most organizations don’t

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Backup is a Fractured Mess and DR is worse – Can the Cloud Save us?

Cloud backup solution provider Zetta.net recently surveyed over 400 IT professionals from a wide range of industries, asking questions like what types of backups were being done, what operating systems were being protected, how virtualized the environment was, and how

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Briefing Note: For Veeam it’s about more than Backup, it’s about Availability

Data protection is about much more than the successful completion of backup jobs. While the backup part of the process has value, its role has shifted to providing point-in-time versions of data instead of being the primary point of recovery.

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Briefing Note: What does Dell see in Exablox’s Scale-out NAS?

Exablox just received a new funding round of $16M, bringing their funding total to $38.5M since inception four years ago. One of those investors is Dell Ventures. On a briefing call recently, Exablox made it clear that this is not

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