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SlideShare: How Snapshots CAN be Backups

Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years. In fact, many use snapshots as their first recovery option when their primary data copy is compromised. But storage systems have traditionally

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How Software-defined Storage is Enabling Snapshot-based Data Protection

Snapshots are powerful tools for creating a primary storage data protection system, one that offers faster recovery and can even replace traditional backup altogether. But protecting against primary storage system failure, which would render the snapshots useless, requires a second

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Overcoming the Challenges of Snapshot Data Protection

In February Storage Switzerland held two webinars that used similar techniques to address an age old problem: data protection. Both of these webinars asked primary storage to take a larger role in its own protection. One webinar discussed using snapshots

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How Snapshots CAN Be Backups – Podcast

Snapshots have been part of the backup process for years, enabling traditional backup systems to reduce their impact on operations. But can you use snapshots to replace the backup itself? Historically, the answer has been “no”. But now, with new

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Analyst Blog: If Primary Storage Protects itself, what is Backup for?

In our last few columns, Storage Switzerland has described a data protection solution that allows primary storage to leverage snapshot technology to protect itself. The basic design requires two storage systems, one on-premise and one at a disaster recovery location.

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Not all Snapshots are the same

In an upcoming webinar, Storage Switzerland will make the case for using snapshots as a primary component of data protection. For this strategy to work several things are needed from the storage infrastructure. First, it must be able to keep

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Webinar: How Snapshots CAN be Backups

Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years. In fact, many use snapshots as their first recovery option when their primary data copy is compromised. But storage systems have traditionally

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Briefing Note: Quorum’s onQ Flex adds on Demand DR Protection for Tier-two Servers

Quorum offers local high availability (HA) and cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) solutions that are built around their disaster recovery appliances. These systems maintain updated virtual machine clones, ready to run in a few minutes when a primary server goes down.

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Is your Data Protection Strategy on solid ground?

The EMC Global Data Protection Index, a study of the state of IT’s ability to protect and recover data, was recently released. The global index shows that 87% of businesses are rated behind the curve when it comes to protecting

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What do RTO/RPO have to do with your Virtualized Environment?

Maintaining the right level of uptime for newly virtualized critical applications is a key requirement for virtualization administrators. In this higher stakes, virtualized world time tested techniques like establishing recovery point and recovery time objectives are as critical as ever. In this report Storage Switzerland’s lead analyst, George Crump helps you design a data protection strategy for VMs that are critical to the business.

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