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Integrating the data protection process in the data center
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of October 2017, Vol. 16, No. 8
Data protection at times can look like it was built from an Erector Set with mismatched components. At most organizations, the problem is that the data protection software and even the data protection hardware have been in place for a while. As new technologies like virtualization and the cloud are added to the IT tool belt, integrating them into the existing data protection process takes work. Some vendors are suggesting a new strategy: Wipe the slate clean and start over with a new, integrated technology, designed for today's data center. Integrated data protection's many faces One of the first challenges IT professionals face when they consider an integrated data protection process is choosing among the many types of integrated data products. First, there's the integrated backup appliance where the backup software is integrated with a physical server. "Integration," in this case, means the software is preinstalled, and there might be some rudimentary integration with the specific hardware. Another type of integration is when ...
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