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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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The Impact of Big Backup on Disk Backup Appliances with Data Deduplication

Thanks to data efficiency, disk is the primary backup target in most data centers. However, with backup, weeks, months and years of retention are kept and therefore the cost of straight disk is untenable. However, with data deduplication, which compares

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A Secondary Storage Game Changer? – Commvault Go 2016

A data protection solution has many parts. First, obviously, there is the data protection software that moves data from production storage to secondary storage. The software, of course, gets a lot of attention. It has to protect all of an

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Recovering from a Storage System Failure

The Bad Day Begins A message arrives on your smart phone indicating that the organization’s primary storage system is offline. All the applications that you were counting on it are down, and users can’t get their work done. Further investigation determines that this

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Eliminating RPO/RTO With Affordable Secondary Storage

Backup 2.0 Workshop On The Way To London We completed Backup 2.0 Dallas and we will be in London on October 22nd. A popular session during the workshop discusses leveraging secondary storage and creating a usable copy of data that is only a

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Beat a 4 Hour RPO-RTO Without Breaking the Bank

The Recovery Gap Storage Switzerland’s latest webinar, now available on demand, discussed ways that IT professionals could create the “Always-on Data Center”. In that webinar we asked a polling question that had surprising results. Over 89% of the attendees could

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Overcoming the Biggest Roadblock to the Always-On Data Center

Believing in the Always-On Data Center One of the topics in our on demand webinar, “Making The Always-On Data Center A Reality”, is overcoming the roadblocks to the Always-On Data Center. In this webinar experts from Storage Switzerland, Veeam and

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Virtualization is Critical to the Always-On Data Center

The concept of an always-on application has been a reality for years thanks to clustered applications and add-on High Availability (HA) software, but meeting this expectation can be expensive and complicated. Expand the scope beyond a single application, to an entire

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