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Overcoming the Challenges of Snapshot Data Protection

In February Storage Switzerland held two webinars that used similar techniques to address an age old problem: data protection. Both of these webinars asked primary storage to take a larger role in its own protection. One webinar discussed using snapshots

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StorageShort: Copy Data Methods

2015 is going to be a big year for Copy Data. We expect every major data protection vendor to release some form of copy data management solution to the market this year. But vendors will take different approaches to deliver

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StorageShort: Why is Copy Data a Problem?

Copy Data is a term used to describe additional copies of production data that are created to feed other processes in the organization. Functions like backup, disaster recovery, development, test as well as reporting and analytics all need copies of

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Orchestrating Copy Data

2015 will be THE year of copy data management. Multiple vendors will bring solutions to the market. Many of these solutions will leverage snapshot technology in one form or another in an effort to reduce the capacity requirements of secondary

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Briefing Note: Catalogic releases Zero-Touch Copy Data Solution

If primary data is growing, the copies made of that data are exploding, with a growth rate expected to be 10X that of primary data. These copies are most often used for data protection, test/development, compliance, archive, and analytics. Fortunately,

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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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What is Copy Data?

Controlling the growth of Copy Data is IT’s next big challenge. This data is made up of the copies of primary data made for data protection, testing, archives, eDiscovery and analytics. It is created and “managed” by a hodgepodge of technology making matters worse. It’s time for IT to take a step back and consider a holistic solution to the problem that will reduce costs and increase copy data value.

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