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Enhancing the Hybrid Cloud Data Fabric for Mission-Critical Applications – Rubrik Briefing Note

Businesses are working with a fragmented application landscape today. They are leaning on tried-and-true, traditional mainstays such as Oracle databases as well as on newer, modern workloads such as NoSQL databases and cloud-based productivity suites. The number and variety of

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What Shall We Do With Rubrik?

Rubrik recently had one of its databases, which is hosted on an Amazon ElasticSearch server, publicly exposed. The server was not password protected, and anyone who could find the server could access it. Competitors, smelling blood in the water, started

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Designing Backups for Data Privacy and Ransomware

Two external factors are forcing organizations to rethink their backup process and how they store backup data. The first is the ever-increasing threat of ransomware, which encrypts production data forcing the customer to pay for a “key” to decrypt it.

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Modern Data Protection Architectures Enable a Step-by-Step Cloud Journey

The cloud holds much promise for data protection, but support for the cloud varies depending on the solution. Traditional backup applications and appliances have, at best, rudimentary support for the cloud. They may only mirror the on-premises copy of data

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How to Reduce the TCO of Data Protection Infrastructure

The growth of primary storage has an exponential effect on data protection infrastructure. Demands to protect data more frequently, recover faster and retain data longer promise to make the situation worse. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of the data

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Current Data Protection Infrastructure Is Broken

Some of the more sizeable shifts in the data center include the move from Mainframes to Open Systems and network computing, the move to client-server computing, and the move to a virtualized server infrastructure. Each of these shifts spawned several

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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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What’s the Role of Object Storage in Backup?

Object storage systems are typically software-based solutions that run on commodity servers, which are clustered to create a single pool of storage. As a result, object storage solutions tend to be very cost-effective from a-price-per-GB perspective. These systems also have

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Three Steps To Ending The Data Protection Nightmare

Recent surveys indicate that over 50% of organizations feel their data protection processes can’t be counted on for consistent, rapid recovery of data. Instead of trying to band-aid the problem, IT needs to develop a holistic strategy. In this “Steak

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Understanding Gartner’s Object Storage Quadrant

Analyst firm Gartner released its latest version of its Magic Quadrant for object storage that attempts to rank and organize the distributed file system and object storage system market. Instead, it really creates more questions and confusion instead of providing

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