backup to cloud object storage

Backup to the Cloud Object Storage – Actifio vs Others

It’s hard to find an enterprise who doesn’t want to use cloud object storage for their backup retentions. Why? Following are some of the reasons.

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Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

ESG Research Shows that Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

The Enterprise Strategy Group recently published a research report entitled “2018 Data Landscape Survey.”  As part of the research, they interviewed over 300 IT professionals on topics related to data protection.  In this blog, the first of a series on this research, I wanted share some thoughts about their findings regarding backup application usage.

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Oracle DBA Challenges

5 Challenges Oracle DBAs Face Daily

If you are part of a large enterprise, chances are high that you have Oracle database servers in your production environment. If you are an Oracle DBA, you would be entrusted with ensuring that data integrity and availability is maintained all the times. That means you’d have to make sure that if there are any data corruptions/deletions you need to find a way to get back to a consistent state in order to minimize business revenue loss.

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The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

While all data is valuable, for most users, database data is critical.  Why? Well, databases power the most critical enterprise applications and so extended outages can materially impact businesses topline and reputation.  Thus, it is no surprise that when it comes to data backup, one of the first places that IT invests is databases, and fortunately, there are many solutions to help.  Historically database protection revolves around creating full database backup copies, but is that the right strategy?

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vmware backup to cloud

The Economics of VMware Backup to the Cloud

What if you were able to protect 100 TB of on-premises VMware VMs and achieve low RTO, low RPO and data retention for just 3.5 cents per protected GB-month in the cloud? 3.5 cents per protected GB-month means $3.5K per month, $130K in 3 years.

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What to Consider when Evaluating a Backup and DR Solution in the Cloud

Remember the dreadful feelings of high anxiety and inertia when you had to move to a new house?  It’s no doubt painful and something you would only want to do a few times in your life. However, it also gives most people an opportunity to clean up the garage, donate or throw unwanted stuff away and start fresh in the new house.

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backup software

5 Killer Features Your Next Backup Software Should Have

Data protection is more important than ever.  Yet it is still a complex and confusing process for many customers.  Compounding the problem is the fact that there are hundreds of different tools that promise to solve all protection woes and each bring a tradeoff in cost, performance, availability and reliability.  It can be challenging to select the right solution, and in this blog, I will talk about 5 killer features that your next backup software should have.  While not every product will offer every feature, the post will give you important elements to consider when selecting your next protection solution.

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backup strategy

Backup Strategy – Then and Now

Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing, explains traditional backup strategy and reviews current ways to use copy data.

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data protection solution

5 Must Have Features for Your Data Protection Solution

I recently booked a flight to Toronto’s City Center Airport (YTZ) on Porter Airlines.  YTZ was very close to my customer meetings so I did not give it much more thought.  However, a day prior to my departure, I researched Porter and realized that they only flew Bombardier Q400 turboprops!  Not everyone may recall flying in old turboprops like the Twin Otter or Short 360, but I remember them vividly...in my nightmares.  They were about as quiet as a jackhammer, and their rides were not much smoother. It always felt like they were on the verge of crashing.

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