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Backup in 2014: Convergence with DR, archive, file sync, primary

The lines between backup, DR, archive, file sync and primary storage blurred in 2014 to streamline processes, reduce redundant copies and help with protecting and restoring data.


Datto buys Backupify; Asigra, Acronis make moves

Cloud backup vendors fight for top position: Datto acquires cloud-to-cloud backup, Asigra lets service providers host on AWS, and Acronis broadens partner base.


Survey: Downtime costs companies trillions of dollars annually

Companies still find it difficult to achieve data protection goals, and downtime costs keep growing, according to a trio of vendor-sponsored surveys.


Are cloud gateways the new VTLs?

Cloud gateways drop into your environment and offer great benefits, but they could go the way of the VTL without innovation from vendors.

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