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How synthetic full backup works and why you might need it

Synthetic full backup can eliminate traditional full backup and deliver more efficiency

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How to backup hyperconverged infrastructure

Backing up hyperconvered infrastructure means backing up virtual machines, and that means several options to choose from.

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5 metrics you need to know about your backup and recovery system

Enterprises need to gather key data to determine whether their backup and recovery plans match up with reality.

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Coronavirus prep could prompt better disaster recovery

On the chance that the COVID-19 virus forces masses of employees to work from home, this could be the time to review your disaster-recovery plans and address shortcomings

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For secure data backup, here’s how to do the 3-2-1 rule right

The venerable 3-2-1 rule for backing up data remains a tried-and-true method for insuring the integrity of copied data that is essential to disaster recovery efforts, but it has to be done properly.

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Do containers need backup?

It’s not always the case, but there are circumstances when it’s important to back up Docker and other containers to avoid costly loss.

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Backup the data in cloud block storage

If you use Amazon Web Services Elastic Block store, it warrants backup to avoid possible data loss in the event of an outage, human error or software error.

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What is instant recovery? A way to quickly restore lost files and test backup systems

Instant recovery makes backups directly accessible for quick restoration of files but also enables checking whether the backup system itself is actually working.

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Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Data storage software vendor Cloudian has teamed up with Seagate Technology to offer a private cloud storage platform aimed at artificial intelligence (AI) and network-edge workloads.

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HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's new enterprise-class storage option, Primera, uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed.

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Data centers should sell spare UPS capacity to the grid

Distributed Energy is gaining traction, providing an opportunity for data centers to sell excess power in data center UPS batteries to the grid.

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Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix Mine essentially turns a Nutanix system into a backup appliance, putting primary and secondary storage in one place.

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How to deal with backup when you switch to hyperconverged infrastructure

Vendors of hyperconverged infrastructure provide options for making it easier to backup data on-site, in the cloud or both, but which is best?

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Dell EMC speeds up backups and restores in its storage appliances

Dell EMC has introduced new software for its Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products that it claims will significantly improve backup and restore performance.

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What’s the best way to move data to a backup site?

There are several ways of moving data to backup storage sites where it will be safe in a disaster, but none is perfect. Here are the upsides and downsides of each.

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How to pick an off-site data-backup method

When determining how to move data to a backup facility, you must balance cost, risk level, speed of data recovery, and how much data you can afford to lose.

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10 hot business-continuity startups to watch

A crop of well-funded young businesses embrace blockchain, machine learning, data analytics and more to stave off costly disaster downtime.

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Tape vs. disk storage: Why isn’t tape dead yet?

Despite the many advantages of disk storage for backing up data, shipments of tape storage keep growing because for some jobs, tape is best.

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