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5 Issues with Tape Backup in the 21st Century

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of using thin provisioning to protect your primary storage and invited you to join me for our upcoming Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage webinar on June 28. This week, I’m focusing on why tape backup is no longer adequate for backing up the data you have stored […]

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Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage

I’ve been speaking recently about the evolution of file and how to transparently bridge the divide between legacy storage and new data management platforms. NAS and file servers were designed to handle frequently changing files across organizations. This type of data is now a small percentage of overall capacity; however, NAS and file server growth […]

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Healthcare Data Protection with Active Archive

Why is everybody talking about active archives? Data protection begins with the concept of having a copy of the data that resides on a primary storage system safely stored offsite. Traditional backup and restore software can be used to perform this task, but there are several problems with this class of technology. For example, during […]

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Data Protection & Active Data Recovery

Your company’s data is in danger. Every day, those hidden little IT gremlins are on the hunt, waiting to poach your ability to access your files when you need them most. Routine headaches like drive and chassis failures seem to happen at the most inopportune times, and any downtime can prove severely disruptive to business […]

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Metadata Storage Solutions

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed RAID vs. advanced erasure coding in the context of protecting vital healthcare data. This week, I want to talk about some issues around the storage of object metadata. One of the great advantages of object storage is that each object can have a collection of metadata that describes […]

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Object Storage, WORM & Integrity Seals for Healthcare Data

As unpleasant of a subject as it is, there are times when Health IT is asked to produce data due to a legal matter. To mitigate the risk of not being able to produce said data in a timely fashion, which has very ugly consequences, let’s quickly define your options for storing and protecting healthcare data: […]

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Object Storage & Law Enforcement: Storing Large Video Files

As video surveillance by law enforcement agencies continues to rise, there are undoubtedly a number of benefits to society recognized both by the agencies and civil rights activists, including more accurate evidence (leading to more successful criminal prosecutions and better officer training). While the actual cost of the video recording devices is affordable ($300 to […]

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 2

Earlier this week, I talked about how object storage gives you the benefits of automatic protection. Of course, the whole point of backing up is to prepare for the reality that hardware fails at the most inopportune times. IT shops vigilantly prepare for this, but once things go south, there is always the question of […]

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 1

It’s an unpleasant reality of many an IT professional: That 3 a.m. phone call that a crucial system is down, its data irretrievable, and the last backup needs to be restored now. Not only can that mean scrambling to find keys amidst unsavory utterances, retrieving the latest backup media from an offsite location, and getting […]

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Protecting Data in the Cloud Age with Object Storage, part 3

In part 2 of this series on data protection, I discussed how Swarm protects individual objects during their lifetimes. In this part, I describe how Swarm protects customer data through various catastrophic failures. What about more catastrophic failures? If a chassis is lost, it’s most likely due to a power supply or motherboard failure. Swarm […]

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