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The Dirty Little Secret about DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a game changer for many, cloud backup as a service providers. The service enables organizations to stand up instances of their mission critical applications in the provider’s cloud instead of recovering them across

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What is Tape as a Service?

Tape should be a critical component of every data center. As a medium, it is cost effective and easy to transport. It also provides diversity as an offline alternative media choice to hard disk based technology. The problem is that

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Is the Data Center Ready for Flash Archives? – Nimbus Data Briefing Note

Archiving, as a concept, looks great on paper. It alleviates primary storage capacity, simplifies data protection and lowers overall storage cost. The problem is when it is necessary to search for and retrieve data in that archive, or worst case

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Creating a Tape Exit Strategy – BridgeSTOR Briefing Note

While one can argue the pros and cons of a tape exit decision, no one can argue the fact that organizations are making that decision every day. If an organization decides to eliminate tape from its data protection strategy it

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How To Bring Tape Back to the Mid-Market Data Center – Spectra Logic Briefing Note

Tape is not dead. It has three valuable use cases. First, it is still a great backup of last resort. The copy of data an organization can count on when everything else has failed. Second, it is ideal for organizations

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SlideShare: All-Flash in 2018 – What You Need to Know

The All-Flash era is well upon us, and most data centers consider an all-flash product storage tier both realistic and practical. But the flash industry continues to march on. New technologies like NVMe and ultra high-density flash modules promise to

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Why and How to Change Backup Solutions – Catalogic Briefing Note

Almost every organization is looking for a better backup solution. Given the number of new solutions that appear on the market, seemingly every day, IT needs to decide why they need to change backup solutions and then how to replace

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