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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Cut big backups down to size Data-reduction technologies can slash the amount of data that gets backed up, making disk-based backup a cost-effective alternative. The world of backup is in a state of flux, although it may not appear to be at ground level. There's more innovation and a greater variety of choices than ever before. The underlying enabler for this torrent of change is the availability of low-cost, high-capacity disk. But it would be misleading to view disk-based backup as a monolithic approach. If you've recently invested in disk-based backup--or are considering it--you may have experienced sticker shock at the overall cost of moving to disk. The benefits of disk may be apparent, but when your vendor plans a configuration for you, the amount of capacity required may surprise you. Accurately sizing a tape library and planning for growth are important tasks in tape-based architectures, but it's even more critical to get it right for disk. Traditional backups require a significant multiple of the primary data being protected. A commonly used ratio ... Access >>>

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