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Can Your Server Survive a Fire or Flood? – ioSafe Briefing Note

My dad always said, “The best fight is one you don’t have.” In the same way, the best restore is one you never have to do. We all believe that, and we do our best to avoid every restore we

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Solve Your Storage Headache – Unlimited Scale but Controlled – Qumulo Core 2.6 Briefing Note

Then and Now Over the last decade, organizations have experienced massive changes in the data center and the storage industry. Workloads found in modern data centers today are vastly different from what was common back in the days of dedicated

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Improving Data Protection with Data Virtualization – Actifio Briefing Note

Anyone in IT these days is painfully aware of the challenge organizations face dealing with ever-increasing amounts of data they need to properly store and protect. The irony is that the majority of data growth is not just the new

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DR Ready Storage should Complement Backup

A popular trend is to have data protection begin where the data begins – in primary storage. But the questions are: Should protecting your data be the responsibility of your primary storage product, or should there be a separation between

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The Role of Snapshots in a Backup System

Snapshots are moving to the forefront of many data centers when it comes to data protection. Therefore, it’s important to have a solid understanding of how they work and what to use them for. It’s also very important to understand

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Backup, Replication and Snapshot – When to Use Which?

“Backups.” It’s the universal term used to describe a much broader set of tools that make up the entire data protection process. There are varying degrees of data protection offered as features of RAID, backup, replication and snapshots. And each

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Is RAID/Replication/Erasure Coding Backup?

One of the things that makes a backup person’s head spin around is when they hear someone say, “my data is on RAID, so I don’t need to back it up.” The same would be true of erasure coding and

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