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Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding [...]

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Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Cloud and virtualization components Storage virtualization along with virtual storage and storage hypervisors have a theme of abstracting underlying physical hardware resources like server virtualization. The [...]

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AUTOMATE your data protection. HP StorageWorks D2D Backup Systems powered by Intel Xeon processor 5500 series & StoreOnce technology

HP & Intel provides a comprehensive array of solutions across services, software, servers, storage, and networking. In addition, HP’s services expertise can bring all your solutions together and deliver them any way you want. You can use these services to help keep critical processes “always on”: • Integrated Support • Server Services • Mission-Critical Services [...]

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Tokyo Data Centers in the Aftermath of the Major Quake

You need to understand that even though there was a big jolt then countless small aftershocks, there was very little damage to the infrastructure in Tokyo. Daily life is almost normal, except for the scare of rolling blackouts, which do not include the special wards of Tokyo. See here for the explanation of the special [...]

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VMware Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery: Next Generation VMware Data Protection

When VMware released its vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP), the company revolutionized data protection capabilities for virtual environments. Unitrends has incorporated support for VADP to provide seamless next generation support for VMware licensed ESXi and ESX environments for all of its backup appliances. The Unitrends backup solution enables VMware 3.5 and vSphere 4 backup, [...]

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Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup

Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. VMware host level backup works well with all deduplication strategies. These famous, and not so famous, fairy tales have one thing in common – they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of VMware and Hyper-V backup. Like all fairy tales, our virtualization backup fairy tales [...]

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Buyer’s Guide: Midmarket/Enterprise Backup & Recovery

With the differing ideological approaches and so many solutions on the market, selecting the right backup and recovery solution for your organization can be a complicated affair. Our Midmarket/Enterprise Backup & Recovery Buyer’s Guide can help you select the correct solution based on your business requirements including budget, backup windows, platform support, key applications and [...]

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Beyond Simple Data Backups – Real Business Continuity

We all know how important it is to develop a Disaster Recovery/Business Conntinuity Plan.  If you still don’t have one, consider this : relying on backup data that you have never tested and have no idea how long it would take to restore … is not a plan. In the old days of IT, backing up [...]

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