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Should a Backup Appliance be Part of your Backup Refresh?

Backup needs a refresh to keep up with recovery demands of modern application and increasingly expectant users. They expect an “always-on data center.” IT professionals are already overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks. For many, an always-on strategy is a concept that

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ChalkTalk Video: Best Next Steps for Hybrid Cloud

The first step to the cloud, for most organizations, is backup. They use the cloud as either the primary or secondary backup target, essentially leverage cloud storage as a giant data dumping ground. But this use case totally ignores something

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StorageShort: How is the App Explosion Impacting Backup Service Levels?

Most data centers are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of applications they have to deploy, support and protect. Driving this phenomenon is the improvements in developer tools that created the whole Dev/Ops movement. While most of these apps

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ChalkTalk Video: When Should You Use High Availability instead of Backup?

Most data centers have some sort of backup strategy where it copies data on a periodic basis, typically once per night, to a secondary storage device and then either replicated or transported to a disaster recovery site. They count on

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What’s Wrong with DRaas?

Many people feel DRaaS is the next wave in data protection. Just like flash solves so many problems in the primary storage world, DRaaS solves a ton of problems in the backup and DR worlds. And it does all that

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What is Hybrid DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) outsources the typical DR process to a cloud provider so when a data center loss event occurs an organization can re-start their critical applications in the provider’s cloud. DRaaS saves an organization the cost

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Are Instant Recovery and Inline Deduplication Compatible? – Altaro Briefing Note

Is instant recovery compatible with inline deduplication? That’s the question I found myself asking after listening to the briefing for Altaro VM Backup 7, since Altaro announced the addition of both features in this version. I’m a fan of instant

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