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Using HCI to Optimize SMB and ROBO Storage Availability, Capacity and Performance – StarWind Briefing Note

IT organizations at small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and remote and branch office (ROBO) environments face unique challenges. Like their counterparts at larger organizations, they are pressured to empower new, data-driven business insights in real-time, to respond with agility to dynamic business

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Tape is Dead Throw Everything into the Cloud

The cloud is a valuable tool that almost every data center should leverage. It is, however, just that, a tool. The cloud is not the be all end all answer to all of IT’s problems. It can solve many of

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The Role of Tape Storage in a Tiered Backup Strategy

The rise of big data, business analytics and stricter compliance regulations necessitate that enterprises retain far more data than ever before. Against this backdrop, disk and cloud-based backup implementations are scaling quickly. In fact, many enterprises are dealing with secondary

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Video: Reintroducing Tape to Disaster Recovery

Previously, Storage Switzerland blogged about the merits of employing a tape storage hierarchy to cut backup storage costs. Tape media can furthermore add value as a tier in the broader disaster recovery strategy, as well. As Lead Analyst George Crump

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An Alternative to a Keep It All Data Management Strategy – Index Engines Briefing Note

As organizations come to grips with new regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), their need to develop a more robust data management strategy is obvious. Organizations can no longer keep

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In Memoriam – Jon Toigo – The Master of Disaster

Last week a legend in backup, disaster recovery, and data storage passed; Jon Toigo. My first foray into storage was thanks to Jon. His 1989 book on disaster recovery launched me into the world of data protection and high availability.

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Cyber Attack on VFEmail Evaporates 18 Years of Data!

In what may be one of the most devastating attacks in recent history, email provider VFEmail is working through the aftermath of a massive cyberattack and is indicating that 18 years’ worth of its user’s email data is lost forever.

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Video: Considering the Total, Rather than Upfront, Cost of Backup Storage Infrastructure

Off-premises cloud services are commonly accepted as lower-cost alternatives to on-premises IT infrastructure deployments. Because IT is perpetually working to lower both capital and operating expenses associated with backup storage infrastructure, backup workloads are common targets for migration to the

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