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  • November 16, 2017 16 Nov'17

    Druva Cloud Platform expands with Apollo

    Endpoint backup specialist Druva's Apollo service for its cloud platform provides a management plane for IaaS and PaaS workloads. Features include snapshot management.

  • August 22, 2017 22 Aug'17

    IoFabric extends Vicinity to multiple sites, clouds

    IoFabric Vicinity combines quality of service, snapshots and replication in a software-defined storage application to manage storage across primary, backup and archive tiers.

  • August 17, 2017 17 Aug'17

    Tintri Cloud Connector writes VM backups to AWS, IBM

    Tintri Enterprise Cloud enhances VMstore snapshots to cloud and expands predictive analytics for compute and storage. Cloud Connector treats the cloud as a tertiary repository.

  • June 19, 2017 19 Jun'17

    Stretch clustering fits Pure customers' wish lists

    All-flash array vendor Pure Storage added multisite replication between FlashArray and FlashBlade systems with ActiveCluster stretch clustering, which is included in the Purity 5 OS.

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  • The hottest data storage technology trends for 2018

    For the past 15 years, Storage magazine has identified the hottest data storage technology trends you'll want to follow in the coming year. All of our selections may be "newish" tech, but they're also tried and true, having demonstrated their effectiveness and worth in the data center. You won't find anything bleeding edge on our list -- only proven and widely available technologies made the cut. Honorees for the hottest data storage technology trends of 2018 cover a wide spectrum of storage tech, from predictive analytics to ransomware protection to converged secondary storage, multi-cloud and nonvolatile memory express over fabrics.

    Although we do our best to predict the hottest data storage technology trends, sometimes our crystal ball isn't as clear as we would like. Once again, we've included a report card on how last year's picks panned out. And, as a bonus, we've provided a list of storage trends that aren't quite ready for prime time and didn't make our 2018 hot tech list. There's always 2019 for those technologies!

    Not all backups are created equal or even follow the traditional model of only copying files that have changed since the last backup to a storage device on a media server. Take the concept of backup-less backups, commonly called flat backups. Here, storage-level snapshots created on a server or filer are backed up and replicated to another server filer. This is different from a typical backup in a couple ways: There's no media server, and the protected copy is just that, a copy -- in the same format as the original data. Find out more about backup-less backup, the vendors that offer it and how you can best make use of the technology for your organization.

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  • Implement cloud storage snapshots to protect critical data

    Storage snapshots act almost like a rewind feature for admins, enabling them to roll back to uncorrupted versions of data. Unfortunately, they aren't as simple as hitting a button. Continue Reading

  • Look to flat backup products for reliable, simple backups

    Flat data backups weren't always seen as suitable replacements for traditional backups. Today, various improvements to the snapshot-based technology may have turned the tide. Continue Reading

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