Last week, I sat down with the folks at The Cube at VeeamON 2017 to talk about a range of topics including Veeam, the evolutions in the broader data protection market, and more.
Not too long ago, the gold standard for protecting organizational data involved using a disk-to-disk-to-tape process. First, a copy of production data went to secondary disk to expedite rapid recovery if needed, and then the data went to tape for long-term retention. Previously, some organizations used only tape, and a few moved to using only … Read more
Most organizations supplement traditional backup with some combination of snapshots, replication and archiving to achieve more comprehensive data protection. They are using what we at ESG refer to as the Spectrum of Data Protection. Innovative data protection vendors, meanwhile, are constantly reacting to the changing IT landscape in their attempts to give their customers and … Read more
Though some folks mistakenly view tape as an outdated technology — thanks in no small part to the fact that disk companies keep predicting its demise — there’s no denying its importance at the table of backup products. A recent Enterprise Strategy Group report indicates that 56% of organizations are still using tape. Perhaps not … Read more
Anyone who truly requires long-term data retention probably already understands the realities of what modern tape offers — and not the marketing fear, uncertainty and doubt from 20 years ago. Which is why, with its speed, error-protection, durability, functionality (e.g., Linear Tape File System) and economics, tape continues to earn a place in the enterprise … Read more