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This article is part of the April 2013 issue of Rethinking the way storage architectures are packaged and presented
Cloud backup providers have grown up from their consumer product roots and now offer services that can meet the needs of enterprises. Here's what you need to know. Cloud backup services can truly change the way your IT department protects company data, but there's more to do than just sign up with cloud backup providers in the market. You may have discovered that your end users have grown frustrated because the company lacks an effective, easy-to-use backup system for their mobile devices or desktops, and have taken the issue into their own hands by installing cloud backup or file synchronization software themselves. You may have also run into problems backing up remote sites or branch offices -- the process has become too difficult to manage or you're unable to meet what you consider to be a reasonable recovery time objective. Finally, you might be interested in cloud backup because you're considering outsourcing all your company's backups to a cloud provider. For all these cases, cloud backup might be an appropriate alternative, but you'll have to ... Access >>>
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Emerging storage architectures may make storage arrays obsolete
by Jacob Gsoedl
Cloud storage, virtualization and the relentless growth of unstructured data have all contributed to a rethinking of the way storage architectures are packaged and presented.
New storage capacity management tools can make efficiency a reality
by Phil Goodwin
Poor provisioning and a lack of effective capacity management tools leads to underused storage systems. New tools and improved processes can make storage efficiency a reality.
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A practical guide to cloud backup providers
by W. Curtis Preston
Cloud backup providers have grown up from their consumer product roots and now offer services that can meet the needs of enterprises. Here's what you need to know.
Backup problems fading as users gain upper hand
by Rich Castagna
Backup is never going to be easy, but new technologies and processes are helping storage pros overcome the backup problems that have plagued them for years.
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Evolution of data storage industry accelerates
by Rich Castagna
Storage technology may not seem to be moving very quickly when measured by old criteria. But a new perspective shows the data storage industry is developing quite briskly.
Not-so-open systems make managing data storage tough
by Jon William Toigo
With few standards and storage array vendors not inclined to give up their proprietary ways, managing data storage has become tougher than it should be.
What will be the role of tape in a cloud-based world?
by Jason Buffington
Although the role of tape in traditional backup operations might be diminishing, it still has a place in long-term data retention and even cloud storage services.
The evolution of data deduplication technology continues
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Data deduplication technology for backup has evolved enormously in the last decade, and it's poised to go beyond just backup.
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