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Streaming Recovery vs. In-Place Recovery – Which is Better?

Server recovery from backup typically means copying data from the backup device over the network back to a production storage system or server. In addition to copying the data across the network, the backup software has to extract it from

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How Has Ransomware Changed Data Protection?

The ransomware threat can have a significant monetary impact on the business. Not only are enterprises forced to pay the ransom fee to recover their data, but under various government regulations they also may be charged additional fines per impacted

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Is Innovation in VMware Backup Dead?

The opening chapter of a white paper, “Cloud-native Data Protection for VMware,” available from Druva is titled “The Current State of VMware Data Protection.” While IT has seen a lot of innovation over the past decade, it seems that the

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Is it Time for All-Flash Backups?

Businesses today are all about “agile.” For storage professionals, this means delivering ultra-low latency alongside high throughput and high input/output (I/O) operations per second (IOPS) to accelerate mission-critical application performance as much as possible. All-flash storage arrays have solidified their

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What Constitutes a Complete Data Protection Platform?

Endpoint protection has frequently been treated as an expensive hassle that is not worth it. However, for a number of reasons, organizations can no longer risk leaving employees’ laptops, tablets and other devices unprotected. The major concern is that data

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Breaking Backup with SaaS

Backup is the one process that almost everyone in IT would opt out of if given the choice. In addition to the IT management burden there is often the burden of the infrastructure itself, a never ending need for more

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How to Prepare for Site-Wide Disasters

It used to be that natural disasters, such as major hurricanes, were arguably the worst thing that could happen to the enterprise from an IT continuity perspective. Practically speaking, nothing else could really result in a site-wide data center failure.

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How to Avoid Cloud Pitfalls to Obtain an Infrastructure-Less Backup Strategy

Meeting requirements for infinite data retention and always-on business continuity is, practically speaking, not possible without using cloud resources in some way. On-premises backup and disaster recovery infrastructures are fraught with unpredictable costs and heavy operational overhead. At the same

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