November 16, 2017
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
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
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
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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Having a strategy to back up SAP HANA is a must. It's important to decide exactly what you'll be backing up, along with which method best suits your organization. Continue Reading
Flat backup uses snapshots and replication to provide cost-efficient data protection and quick recovery. What do you need to know to make it work in your storage system? Continue Reading
Apple put all its eggs in a new storage basket with the release of Apple File System, its first new system in more than 30 years. Continue Reading
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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.Continue Reading
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
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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Which VM hardware version you use and how you configure hardware components can affect performance in your VMware infrastructure. Use these best practices to stay on track. Continue Reading
Hyper-convergence can be well-suited to a backup and recovery plan: Instant recovery plays a big role. Some hyper-converged vendors, though, particularly stand out. Continue Reading
During a vRealize Automation backup, you can use snapshots for IaaS components, but you have to create additional notes and copy configuration files to ensure a complete backup. Continue Reading
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Common problems with VM backups include low disk space, low memory, interdependencies and so on. Learn how to overcome these issues and more with this expert advice. Continue Reading
A flat backup approach could help your organization recover easier if it's hit by ransomware. There are snapshot-based options available from system and backup software providers. Continue Reading
If you're looking to reap the benefits of a copy data management product, it's important to keep in mind the limits and possible risks involved with the technology. Continue Reading