Now’s the time to virtualize backup deduplication

With so much great work being done in converged infrastructure and hyper-converged appliances, many users are getting to the point that the only boxes with blinky lights that they want to see on their floor are those converged infrastructure (CI)/hyper-converged appliance (HC) platforms, since everything else is running inside those bundles. But one of the … Read more

Are cloud storage gateways the new virtual tape library?

There are a myriad of data protection appliances available, many of which defy the early definition of a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA). Today, there are at least four types of data protection appliances: (Real) backup appliances: Includes both the backup engine and some amount of storage. Storage/Deduplication appliances: Target devices that are fed by backup/archive … Read more

ROBO backup necessary for ample corporate data protection

Corporate data needs to be protected to a corporate standard, even if the servers don’t reside within corporate data center walls. There are three locations where data might reside within your environment: data centers, endpoint devices and remote office or branch offices (ROBO) data. In general, we might make two over-simplistic recommendations: Data center servers … Read more