Recent DCIG research revealed the characteristics that distinguish large, midsize and small VMware vSphere backup solutions from one another. VMware offers APIs that backup software may use to integrate with vCenter to centralize and administer data protection. These integrations with and leveraging of the VMware APIs influence which types of enterprise environments these backup solutions best fit.
Data Management Software has emerged as a solution that enables IT decision-makers at a macro-level to holistically survey, understand and manage all of their organization’s data. These benefits provide tools for optimizing storage utilization, managing costs, and extending the life of an organization’s storage infrastructure.
The article title, “Network Entropy is Decomposing Memory” may call up ghoulish images from a B-Horror movie, but it shouldn’t. It refers to a positive dynamic described by Rob Gingell, former chief engineer at Sun Microsystems. He said that, “Over time networks have this property of wanting to decompose things into constituent parts, have those parts get specialized and then reintegrated.”
Many enterprises struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data throughout the organization. Storing, protecting, and securing this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. Cloud-based NAS consolidation offers a solution for providing fast, flexible, usable access to all of an organization’s file data for all of its end users. DCIG ranks Nasuni as a TOP 5 solution for the cloud-based NAS consolidation use-case.
The rapid growth of unstructured data challenges many organizations. The DCIG TOP 5 solutions identified in this article deserve a look from any organization seeking to address these challenges by consolidating its on-premises file estate.
Ransomware attacks are escalating in terms of frequency, variety, and impact. Based on reliable information sources, it is reasonable for every organization to expect it will experience multiple attempted ransomware attacks in the next twelve months. Given this threat environment, it is time to demand more from infrastructure providers.
All organizations need to face an unpleasant truth: It is not a question of “If” they will experience a ransomware attack; it is a matter of “When.” While cybersecurity software serves as a first-line defense against ransomware, IT leaders recognize cybersecurity software alone does not thwart all ransomware attacks. And as an assumption an attack may succeed, these leaders also recognize they must protect their production and backup data. Immutable storage can help.
Object storage used to be just the slow final resting place for archive data. That is no longer true. As enterprises shift to cloud-native technologies, object storage is often used for active data. With the growing importance of object storage in the enterprise, and the trend toward software-defined storage solutions, organizations would do well to pay special attention to the data security and data protection features of SDS object storage solutions.