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  • April 19, 2017 19 Apr'17

    Catalogic ECX supports more databases for DevOps

    Catalogic adds support for SAP HANA and healthcare database programs to ECX. The company is focusing its ECX copy data management software for DevOps use cases.

  • April 05, 2017 05 Apr'17

    Datrium DVX adds converged turnkey option

    Datrium plans to release a major update adding key enterprise storage features such as snapshots and replication and a new 'open converged' Rackscale turnkey system option.

  • March 13, 2017 13 Mar'17

    Pure Storage backup data replicates to Cohesity disk

    All-flash vendor Pure Storage is teaming with converged data protection startup Cohesity to enable tiered storage of array-based snapshots. Customers can replicate primary storage snapshots between ...

  • March 03, 2017 03 Mar'17

    Cisco HyperFlex systems snap with Veeam

    Virtual backup specialist Veeam Software is treating hyper-converged Cisco HyperFlex systems the same way it treats storage arrays when it comes to snapshots. Veeam's direct snapshots will work ...

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  • Three ways for admins to use a VM snapshot

    An effective virtualization backup strategy is crucial for IT. Snapshots offer admins the opportunity to roll back VM settings to those used before an outage or unintended change. Continue Reading

  • Five approaches to IT resiliency that don't need new hardware

    With new application architectures, snapshots, containerization and other technologies, IT resiliency goes up while the server count stays the same. Continue Reading

  • Everything you need to know about storage snapshots

    The role of storage snapshots in data protection is growing. Essentially, groups of disk blocks -- physical in an array or virtualized within a software-defined storage or virtual appliance -- storage snapshots embody what a file system or volume looked like at a specific moment. So if you are performing instant recovery, flat backup or any type of continuous data protection, storage snapshots are going to be a part of the picture.

    Switching cloud storage providers isn't often a breeze, and one of the biggest headaches of all when doing so is data migration -- especially if you've got hundreds of terabytes, or even petabytes, of data stashed away. Fortunately, there are tools, approaches and third parties that can ease the transition process.

    Technology convergence in the modern data center is reshaping traditional IT jobs and responsibilities. Consequently, storage know-how, while still very valuable, is no longer the only area of expertise a storage professional needs to be proficient in to succeed. The good news is there are plenty of ways to take your career into your own hands to adapt to this new reality.

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