Not so long ago, using network attached storage (NAS) backup targets with highly available (HA) configurations were rarely considered. Even if a NAS backup target offered HA, it sold at a significant premium. Fast forward to today. Organizations now have multiple providers that offer affordable NAS backup targets with HA from which to choose. However, organizations must carefully consider their options as controller configurations on these NAS backup targets can vary significantly.
Category: Disk Based Backup
Until quite recently organizations largely defined disk-based backup targets by three characteristics. How fast they backed up data, their data deduplication ratios, and the data protection protocols they offered and/or supported. While these attributes still matter, organizations increasingly prioritize new cyber security and resilience features when acquiring disk-based backup targets.
If your head starts to hurt anytime you think about backup software licensing, join the crowd. Backup software licensing must rank as one of the most unpleasant topics to discuss in all of IT. Anytime any conversation turns to backup software licensing, one can almost see people’s heads start to hurt.
Todayâ€™s backup mantra seems to be backup to the cloud or bust! But backup to the cloud is more than just redirecting backup streams from a local file share to a file share presented by a cloud storage provider and clicking the â€œStartâ€ button. Organizations must examine to which cloud storage providers they can send their data as well as how their backup software packages and sends the data to the cloud. BackupAssist 10.0 answers many of these tough questions about cloud data protection that businesses face while providing them some welcomed flexibility in their choice of cloud storage providers.
DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016-17 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide developed from the backup appliance body of research. As core business processes become digitized, the ability to keep services online and to rapidly recover from any service interruption becomes a critical need. Given the growth and maturation of cloud services, many organizations are exploring the advantages of storing application data with cloud providers and even recovering applications in the cloud.
Data Visualization, Recovery, and Simplicity of Management Emerging as Differentiating Features on Integrated Backup Appliances
Enterprises now demand higher levels of automation, integration, simplicity, and scalability from every component deployed into their IT infrastructure and the integrated backup appliances found in the DCIG’s forthcoming Buyer’s Guide Editions that cover integrated backup appliances are a clear output of those expectations. Intended for organizations that want to protect applications and data and then keep it behind corporate fire walls, these backup appliances come fully equipped from both hardware and software perspectives to do so.
DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of the following DCIG 2016-17 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide Editions developed from the backup appliance body of research. Other Buyer’s Guide Editions based on this body of research will be published in the coming weeks and months, including the 2016-17 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide and 2016-17 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide Editions.
Every now and then I hear rumors in the market place that the only backup software product that Dell puts any investment into is Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery while it lets NetVault and vRanger wither on the vine. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this third and final part of my interview series with Michael Grant, director of data protection product marketing for Dell’s systems and information management group, he refutes those rumors and illustrates how both the NetVault and vRanger products are alive and kicking within Dell’s software portfolio.
HP StoreOnce Deduplicating Backup Appliances Put Organizations on Path to Ending Big Data Backup Headaches
During the recent HP Deep Dive Analyst Event in its Fremont, CA, offices, HP shared some notable insights into the percentage of backup jobs that complete successfully (and unsuccessfully) within end-user organizations. Among its observations using the anonymized data gathered from hundreds of backup assessments at end-user organizations of all sizes, HP found that over 60% of them had backup job success rates of 98% or lower, with 12% of organizations showing backup success rates of lower than 90%. Yet what is more noteworthy is through HP’s use of Big Data analytics, it has identified large backups (those that take more than 12 hours to complete) as being the primary contributor to the backup headaches that organizations still experience.
Advanced Encryption and VTL Features Give Organizations New Impetus to Use the Dell DR Series as their “One Stop Shop” Backup Target
The closer any new solution comes to being non-disruptively introduced into existing organizational backup infrastructures, the greater the odds that the solution will succeed and be adopted more broadly. By Dell including FIPS 140-2 compliant 256-bit AES encryption and VTL features as part of its 3.2 OS release for its existing and new DR series of backup appliances at no charge, organizations have new options to introduce the DR Series appliances without disrupting their existing backup processes.