HPE Targets One of DT’s Biggest Pain Points
Oct04

HPE Targets One of DT’s Biggest Pain Points

HPE’s enterprise storage credentials are impressive – sitting second (17.3%) behind Dell (19.1%) [although it’s growth in the last quarter was an anemic 1.9% versus 26.6% for Dell and 21.3% for the overall market] — but this week’s backup, or secondary storage, announcements are intended to redress an area where the company has been relegated to the ‘niche’ category. IDC’s numbers were for the second quarter,...

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…Tracking and Thwarting Evolving Cyber Threat

Enterprise IT likely feels more than a little whipsawed these days. Not only do organizations continue to create data at unprecedented rates, but IT staff and management are continually asked to accommodate and adapt to unfamiliar, sometimes chancy on- and off-prem technologies that often conflict with or outright ignore conventional IT guidelines and SLAs. At the same time, cyber threats and their creators aren’t going away. In fact,...

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News: Veeam Enters Physical Backup Land

This product [Veeam Endpoint Backup Free] has only been announced. The beta is expected in November and the release in early 2015. It is not part of Veeam Backup & Replication or the Veeam Availability Suite. It can do only simple backup (overwrite or keep originals). It can do a volume restore or a bare-metal recovery. The backup can be scheduled, at logon or logoff. Backup can be trickle-fed during daytime activity and...

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Why Virtualized Backup Design Matters

VM specific backup solutions like Veeam are increasingly being used to protect virtualized environments instead of more traditional enterprise backup systems. They provide a seamless way to non-disruptively and efficiently backup virtual machine data plus they include a number of advanced features like change block tracking (CBT) of VMs, replication and the ability to perform recoveries directly off disk backup resources. Most disk...

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Overcoming the Recovery-In-Place Challenge

The advanced capabilities of virtualization-specific backup applications, such as Veeam, have brought new flexibility to the protection and recovery of virtual servers. In fact, these improvements, plus better availability, may be justification enough to virtualize a workload. Two of the most sought-after VM backup features are recovery-in-place and Changed Block Tracking, but these features may dramatically change the selection...

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