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How To Cut Your DR Expenses

One of the reasons why disaster recovery attempts often fail is DR process planning and operation is so expensive. The expenses associated with the DR process leads organizations to try to cut corners in an effort to reduce costs. That

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ChalkTalk Video: When Should You Use High Availability instead of Backup?

Most data centers have some sort of backup strategy where it copies data on a periodic basis, typically once per night, to a secondary storage device and then either replicated or transported to a disaster recovery site. They count on

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Do AWS VMs Need to be Backed Up?

I’m amazed at how often the question of backing up virtual machines running within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure comes up. The short answer is, “absolutely!” Thinking that your VMs in AWS do not need backups is a surefire

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Are Instant Recovery and Inline Deduplication Compatible? – Altaro Briefing Note

Is instant recovery compatible with inline deduplication? That’s the question I found myself asking after listening to the briefing for Altaro VM Backup 7, since Altaro announced the addition of both features in this version. I’m a fan of instant

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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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Can You Eliminate Downtime? – New White Paper

Achieving a zero or near-zero recovery point and recovery time objective requires planning. From a data perspective, IT needs to position the data in a ready state on the recovery system. The positioning or copying of data needs to happen either as,

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Podcast: Copy Data Management vs. DR Ready Storage

There are a lot of options available to IT professionals looking to improve their ability to recover from a disaster. One is copy data management, very popular in the press. The other is DR Ready Primary Storage, something that Storage

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