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ChalkTalk Video: Using the 3-2-1 Rule To Protect Against Ransomware

Protection in the modern data center is changing. IT must provide backup to disk and an instant recover capability to meet the recovery expectations of application owners. But this rapid protection also puts data at risk to a ransomware attack.

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How To Simplify Branch Office Connectivity – Silver Peak Briefing Note

The modern data center enterprise is made up of mobile workers and many offices of different sizes. The problem is branch connectivity is left out of the modernization effort. The days of a single main headquarters data center location are

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What’s Wrong with a Cloud First Strategy – Velostrata Briefing Note

The problem with a cloud first strategy is organizations assume clouds are the ultimate data centers, that the organization can’t do it better themselves. The reality is that there are some functions where the cloud is more optimal. Then there

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How SMBs Can Have Enterprise Class DP without Breaking the Bank? – BackupAssist 10 Briefing Note

Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) often lack a good backup and recovery strategy, and often do not realize the difference between archive and disaster recovery. They find quality data protection (DP), data retention and disaster recovery difficult to obtain

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On-Premises, in the Cloud, or Both?

If you ever ask someone whether your data should be on-premises, in the cloud, or both, the answer is often different depending on the source. Cloud vendors think you should store all of your data in the cloud. Traditional storage

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Faster Backup to the Cloud

When using a cloud backup as a server (BaaS) or disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) the perception is that backup performance is about the same between solutions since they all count on the Internet for transfer and they all

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Making Sure the Storage Infrastructure Keeps Pace

Cisco Briefing Note Pressure on the storage architecture is compounded by the variety of ways that infrastructure is delivered. Options range from traditional fibre channel storage area networks, to IP storage networks, to bladed systems and to hyperconverged infrastructures. Then,

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