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Recovering from a Hurricane

Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs) should be relatively generic with a design that allows it to survive a data center outage of any type. But each type of disaster requires a unique response. At the Storage Decision’s “Modernizing Your Disaster Recovery

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Eliminating RPO/RTO With Affordable Secondary Storage

Backup 2.0 Workshop On The Way To London We completed Backup 2.0 Dallas and we will be in London on October 22nd. A popular session during the workshop discusses leveraging secondary storage and creating a usable copy of data that is only a

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Situational Disaster Recovery

In IT there is a tendency to treat all disasters the same, at least from a planning perspective. But the reality is that data is protected in a variety of ways; with snapshots, replication, backup to disk, backup to cloud

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ChalkTalk Video: Making Backup Storage Work Harder

We’ve kicked off the 2015 season of our data protection workshops. This year we are providing details on real-world designs that upgrade your backups. At the “Backup 2.0 Workshop” we will break the age-old rules of data protection to meet

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How does Data Loss Happen and How can it be Stopped?

A recent blog by B&L Associates brought to light the problem of data loss. The entry cites surveys from Kroll Ontrack and EMC, which indicated that organizations see data loss as their single most significant risk and that the cost

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Analyst Blog: Why Design a Forever Retention Strategy?

In 2015 Storage Switzerland is again partnering with Storage Decision / TechTarget to deliver a 13 city road tour on data protection, entitled “Backup 2.0”. As I discussed in a previous column, in these sessions we are going to break

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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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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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Correcting EMC – Tape is More Innovative Than Disk

It happened again, another industry veteran has dismissed tape as an obsolete technology. This time it was an EMC executive responding to the tired question “is tape dead yet?”, posed in a recent TechTarget interview. His response was “There is

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