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What are your Backup Storage Options?

When it came to selecting the storage target for an organization’s backups the choice was simple; tape. At the time, that is all there was. Now, though, there are an almost overwhelming number of options including fully integrated (including software)

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Why do Hyper-V Backups Waste Space?

There are too many traditional backup products trying to tackle a nontraditional backup problem. As a result, they continue to use some of the old world backup techniques in the very new world of IT. These techniques waste storage space,

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The Importance of Protecting Cloud Hosted Applications

Anyone who thinks you don’t need to back up cloud applications such as salesforce, Office 365 and Google Apps clearly has some thinking to do. There is no such thing as the cloud. There is only someone else’s data center.

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The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a

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Are you Asking the Right DR Questions

It’s a really sad thing when a customer gets far down the path of a project and finds out it is going to fail. I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve seen this happen. A customer has

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What is Scale-Out NAS 2.0

Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are designed to address the shortcomings of scale-up solutions. Namely scale-up solutions require IT professionals to accurately predict the performance and storage capacity needs for the life of the NAS. Scale-out solutions by comparison

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Preparing a Site for a Disaster

Preparations for your next disaster can’t start next week, next month or right before the disaster. It has to start now. There are a lot of things you must think about and implement before the disaster strikes. You need to

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