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May 03, 2016
Data protection vendor Commvault Systems generated $159.6 million in revenues in the fourth quarter, hitting the second consecutive quarter of sequential growth after three quarters of declining ...
April 12, 2016
Cohesity, which bills itself as convergence for secondary data, is adding public cloud support to its data protection platform. Cohesity’s converged data protection strategy combines data ...
February 17, 2016
With 2015 in the rear-view mirror, FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn says the storage software vendor has completed its transition phase and is ready to reverse its years-long streak of losing money. “We ...
December 10, 2015
Paula Long discussed her second storage startup, DataGravity, which sells data-aware storage arrays that collect data and provide real-time intelligence on anomalous writes to storage.
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An organization uses a disaster recovery (DR) site to recover and restore its technology infrastructure and operations when its primary facility becomes unavailable. In deciding the location and setup of a disaster recovery site, a business must ... Continue Reading
Point-in-time snapshots are a method of data protection that allows an administrator to make a full copy of a volume so that a restore can occur based on a specific time. Continue Reading
A load-sharing mirror or load-balancing mirror is a mirror image copy of a site or service that not only acts as a backup but actively shares in serving a portion of traffic. Continue Reading
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Mounting a virtual machine image can save time, but there's a penalty to pay for the convenience. We list the questions to ask when deciding which data protection method to employ. Continue Reading
Network-attached storage devices can present a plethora of security issues to an enterprise. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and mitigate the risks. Continue Reading
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If you want to exercise some cost containment, forget the hardware for a moment and focus on data management. Continue Reading
By using these three methods to understand the type of protection your applications need, you'll achieve a more efficient data protection strategy. Continue Reading
New data protection management tools can provide early warnings about gaps in the data protection process. Continue Reading
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Traditional RAID methods and their rebuild processes have some shops suffering long downtimes -- enter erasure codes and multi-copy mirroring. Continue Reading
Erasure coding can help reduce the data needed for backups and lower the cost of backup and recovery over the traditional approach, Wikibon CTO says. Continue Reading
Replication is critical for disaster recovery in IT shops. UC Santa Cruz professor evaluates erasure coding versus replication in data storage. Continue Reading