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Analyst Blog: Data Protection Workshops become Design-shops in 2015

Our second year of Data Protection Workshops, in conjunction with TechTarget/Storage Decisions, are underway and coming to a city near you. The theme of this year’s sessions will be breaking the rules of data protection to meet the stricter and

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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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Managing Snapshots as part of the Data Protection Process

In our recent webinar, “Three Steps to Backup and Recovery Success”, we discussed service level objectives (SLOs) and how to reduce recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). Snapshots can play a key role in meeting tight RPOs

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Analyst Opinion: Two Backup Trends for 2015

Users are demanding more their backup applications than ever before. Faster backups, longer retention and rapid recovery are now an expectation instead of a request. 2015 promises more of the same demands but worse, even faster backups, maybe continuous backup,

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Storage Q&A: The future of Data Protection Software

Recently I sat down with George Crump, founder of Storage Switzerland, and Scott Baker, Director of Enterprise Data Protection from HP’s Data Protection Division to discuss what the next generation data backup solutions might be. Data is growing not only

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Backup 2.0 – How Primary Storage, Backup Software and Backup Hardware are solving data protection challenges

Data protection is more than just backup and backup is more that just moving data from point A to point B. Data centers need to design a layered data protection strategy that allows them to meet a wide variety of

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Can Backup 2.0 meet ALL your SLOs?

Over the last year Storage Switzerland has gone around the world delivering a workshop on data protection for IT professionals. Our focus has been not just on the new technologies that have emerged over the past year, but also on

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Backup Service Level Agreements vs. Service Level Objectives

Backup vendors and integrators have long tried to get organizations to set and maintain service level agreements (SLA) for various processes in their data centers including data protection. Creating SLAs for any process is a painstaking process, for data protection

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Storage Short: The problem with Mutual Mystification and Backups

While many webinars focus on a specific technology, few focus on the process. If the data protection process is broken, a new backup or replication app will at best just be a band-aid that is destined to break the next

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Storage Q&A: Data Protection intelligence with HP and StorageSwiss

Backup and Recovery are vitally important to what we do in the Data Center. We can’t lose data and if something happens, we MUST get them back and you have to recover them fast. To help you have success in

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