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StorageSwiss Take on the HDS Acquisition of Sepaton

Yesterday, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced they had acquired Massachusetts-based Sepaton, an established manufacturer of purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) that use advanced de-duplication to shorten backup times and minimize backup appliance “sprawl”. The company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary

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Scale out NAS Backup for Scale out Storage

Backup seems like a simple concept, one that for most companies involves a fairly simple process, copying data to a dedicated storage area. But most companies still struggle with it and for the largest enterprises and government agencies the process

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The TCO of Meeting a Backup Window

Backup is a budget area that’s considered an expense, one for which investment is typically minimized. When money is spent it often goes to short-term fixes for the most essential parts of the process, like meeting the backup window. This

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Sepaton v7.0 Product Analysis

Enterprise data centers environments are continuously faced with ever growing volumes of backup data. Many organizations have embraced purposed built backup appliances (PBBAs) utilizing deduplication (dedupe) to help drive operational efficiencies and reduce reliance on tape as a primary backup

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What is Backup Appliance Sprawl – and how to stop it

Appliances have arguably become the de facto product format for new technologies in IT for a number of reasons. They’re complete systems that typically don’t require other components and their ‘plug and play’ implementation is simpler than the software and

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How Big Backup Impacts Deduplication

“Big Backup” is an enterprise challenge where millions (or billions) of files have to be processed each night so they can be safely and cost effectively stored on backup devices. These kinds of backup jobs not only have large numbers

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