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File Servers; Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

Unstructured data is the fastest-growing segment of data in the data center. A significant portion of data within unstructured data is the data that users create though office productivity and other specialized applications. User data also often represents the bulk

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Getting the Most Out of Cloud Storage for Backups

Most IT professionals want to use cloud storage in hopes of reducing on-premises backup infrastructure costs. While most on-premises backup software solutions claim cloud support, how they implement that support can vary significantly from vendor to vendor. Many backup software

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Why Office files are More Important than Ever

Files created through Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are often the result of many of an organization’s employees’ creative energy. If ransomware infects an organization’s data center, these are the files an organization struggles to recover. The typical reason given

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Are You Storing Data in the Cloud? Where do You Store Metadata?

Metadata is data about data. In the case of files, metadata includes information like the last access date and last modified date. An archive or backup solution may use metadata to track the location of the file, or it may

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Is Your Storage Ready for the Data-Driven Economy? – SwiftStack Briefing Note

Organizations need to re-think their storage architectures for the data-driven economy. How an organization captures, stores, and analyzes data, can dictate how successful it might be in this new economic model where data drives organizations. The data-driven economy is not

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Should You Use Image-Based Backups on Unstructured Data?

Most data protection applications are not backing up unstructured data correctly. The massive increase not only in the capacity of unstructured data but also in the number of files represented within the data set makes protecting it difficult. The large

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Purpose-Built Backup for Unstructured Data

Unstructured data has grown dramatically in terms of total capacity, the number of files, and criticality to the organization. Home directories now represent the bulk of the organization’s creative output, and losing or not being able to find that data

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