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Backup vendor StorageCraft buys Exablox object storage

StorageCraft backup targets server-based storage. Exablox OneBlox is converged hardware, with an object-based file system and NAS front end. Product integration is a goal.


Five choices for backing up public cloud resources

Organizations that need to protect resources in the public cloud have a number of backup possibilities, some with more hazardous negatives than others.


Demand grows for disk, cloud storage backup targets

The cloud and disk-based storage appliances are meeting backup market needs in this age of massive and faster data creation and risk.


Backup: Your savior against ransomware attacks

A recent survey illustrates how extensive ransomware threats have been, and Rich Castagna says backing up data remains your best defense

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    data deduplication hardware

    Data deduplication hardware is a storage product that eliminates redundant copies of data and retains one instance to be stored. Although these products are sold as appliances or disk libraries, they include software that performs the deduplication.

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    cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

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    hot backup (dynamic backup)

    Hot data backups are the standard for most database backups, as users can stay online while they are performed. But the technology has risks, such as a performance impact.

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