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Scaling Out Backup

Secondary storage, the storage that holds among other things backup data, will potentially store 10X the amount of capacity primary storage will. In addition, organizations are expecting more from their backup solutions; faster recoveries, data management and copy data management.

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How Are Backup Software Products Responding to Ransomware?

Backup software products are starting to adopt anti-ransomware features – and that’s a good thing. Ransomware has clearly expanded beyond consumers and is regularly attacking businesses and government entities. But not every backup company is convinced this is a problem

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ChalkTalk Video: Can Disk Backups Have An “Air Gap?”

Ransomware is changing everyone’s thoughts about how backups should work. Put another way, many of the old ideas about backups are now back in vogue. One of those ideas is the 3-2-1 rule. It says enterprises should have three copies

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ChalkTalk Video: Managing The All-Flash Infrastructure for Optimal Performance

When All-Flash Array vendors report performance benchmarks, they typically generate them in a perfect lab environment. The problem is the real data center adds a lot more variables. There are often multiple storage systems, that connect to a switch infrastructure,

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ChalkTalk Video: Hyperscaling Data Protection

One of the data protection challenges IT professionals face is dealing with the growth of protected copies of data. Traditional systems simply scale up and eventually hit a wall that forces an upgrade or the purchase of additional systems. The

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ChalkTalk Video: The Keys to Hybrid IT Success

As data centers look to the cloud they are faced with the very real challenges of dealing with sprawl, managing growth and ever increasing complexity. Growth though is not bad, it means the business is growing. Growth, however, needs to

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ChalkTalk Video: Hybrid NVMe Flash

How do you make an all-flash array faster? Add NVMe SSDs. The problem today is NVMe SSDs have a higher price point than SAS based SSDs. Why not use hybrid array technology to deliver great performance at a price the

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