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How to Increase Backup and Recovery? – Rubrik Briefing Note

For most organizations, backup and recovery is their most fragile process. Any change in the environment can cause the entire data protection house of cards to come crashing down around the well-intentioned IT professionals that run it. The problem is

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Overcoming Backup Appliance Conventional Wisdom – ExaGrid Briefing Note

There are two key assumptions when it comes to purpose-built backup appliances. First, they must have inline deduplication and second, they will all be replaced by backup software solutions as they add deduplication functionality to their software and start selling

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ChalkTalk Video: Protecting Mission Critical Applications With Recovery In Place Backups

When it comes to mission critical applications, most organizations count on high availability products to protect their mission critical applications. It looks like this; the mission critical application is mirrored or clustered. It is then backed up and in some

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2018 SMB Disaster Preparedness Guide

Small to medium-sized businesses face unique challenges when it comes to disaster recovery. They have to deal with a much tighter budget than a larger business, while at the same time having to meet very similar recovery expectations for users.

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What’s The Best Way To Rapidly Recover Data?

There are more methods to recover data than ever. It used to be that recovery meant loading a tape drive, scanning the whole tape to find the job that had the needed data, extracting that data from the job and

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How to Scale Recovery In Place Data Protection – Quest Data Protection Portal

Recovery time and recovery point objectives continue to become more narrow. IT has less time than ever to bring an application back online, and users are less tolerant than ever of data loss. To meet these challenges, IT is turning

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How To Create an Always Predictable Data Center

The modern data center must not only be predictable for normal production operations but also in failed state situations. An “Always Predictable” storage architecture is key to enabling IT to meet the various service levels the organization requires. The Predictable

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Does Your Copy Data Solution Play Checkers or Chess? – Catalogic Briefing Note

A copy data management solution should save organization’s money in two areas. First, and most obvious, physical capacity consumption by creating virtual copies instead of actual copies, but any storage system with snapshot capabilities can at some level claim that

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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 is Your Recovery Performance Expectation?

Storage Switzerland works with IT professionals to design data protection and disaster recovery plans. Those conversations always start with a discussion about service level objectives (SLO). Each application or data set should have an SLO, that comes from several very

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