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Getting the Most Out of Cloud Storage for Backups

Most IT professionals want to use cloud storage in hopes of reducing on-premises backup infrastructure costs. While most on-premises backup software solutions claim cloud support, how they implement that support can vary significantly from vendor to vendor. Many backup software

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Why Office files are More Important than Ever

Files created through Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are often the result of many of an organization’s employees’ creative energy. If ransomware infects an organization’s data center, these are the files an organization struggles to recover. The typical reason given

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Are You Storing Data in the Cloud? Where do You Store Metadata?

Metadata is data about data. In the case of files, metadata includes information like the last access date and last modified date. An archive or backup solution may use metadata to track the location of the file, or it may

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Should You Use Image-Based Backups on Unstructured Data?

Most data protection applications are not backing up unstructured data correctly. The massive increase not only in the capacity of unstructured data but also in the number of files represented within the data set makes protecting it difficult. The large

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Webinar: Are You Treating Unstructured Data as a Second Class Citizen?

Unstructured data is the fastest-growing segment of data within most enterprises today. This data set contains the creative output of the organization’s employees as well as unique data captured by sensors and machines. Unstructured data is large in terms of

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Purpose-Built Backup for Unstructured Data

Unstructured data has grown dramatically in terms of total capacity, the number of files, and criticality to the organization. Home directories now represent the bulk of the organization’s creative output, and losing or not being able to find that data

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Designing Storage for Multi-Million IOPS Performance – Apeiron Briefing Note

There is no doubt specific applications have an ever growing need for more IOPS, millions in fact, and the number of organizations implementing these applications is on the rise. The traditional bottlenecks to achieving millions of IOPS are gone. Networks,

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How Do You Improve Your RPO?

There are two ways to improve your recovery point objective (RPO): adjust the objective, and adjust your techniques to accomplish that objective. In addition, technically only the first method changes (i.e. improves) your RPO; the second method help you to

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Improving Data Protection with Data Virtualization – Actifio Briefing Note

Anyone in IT these days is painfully aware of the challenge organizations face dealing with ever-increasing amounts of data they need to properly store and protect. The irony is that the majority of data growth is not just the new

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Are You Asking Too Much of Your NetApp Filer?

Organizations are asking the present day NetApp Filer to do many things: host home directories, store machine generated data, host virtual machine images and even databases. What was once a single purpose appliance focused on file server replacement is now

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