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Data backup options lag, yet CDP adoption still lacking
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of April 2016
March 31 was World Backup Day -- and hopefully by now you're rested up and recovered from all the partying and celebratory hijinks. The funny hats have been put away 'til next year, the "backing up is easy, restoring is hard" T-shirt is back in the drawer and that hangover from toasting incrementals and synthetic fulls is just about gone. What? You didn't party like it's 1999 to celebrate World Backup Day? What a shame to miss such a momentous event. But I bet your company is backing up like it's 1999. Because that's pretty much what most companies are doing these days -- using essentially the same data backup options, processes and products to protect data that they did a couple of decades ago. Backup is still backup For the last few years, much of the buzz around the data center has been about transformation -- virtualizing everything but the water cooler, and creating an agile environment that turns on a dime to help the company make a buck. Technologies are evolving, software and hardware are being recalibrated to serve the ...
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Features in this issue
Salaries for data storage jobs remain high with new techs and new responsibilities in evolving data centers.
Though virtual server performance bottlenecks remain among data storage problems, there are fixes available, but beware, each fix has side effects.
It's tough to see the future of cloud storage services without acknowledging hybrid cloud benefits.
Databases and support for virtual servers are the main use cases for new SAN arrays.
Columns in this issue
Data backup options that call for protecting data created by 21st century apps with 20th century tools just won't work.
Jon Toigo examines why some storage vendors fall short in maximizing enterprise data management, and how one vendor's technology is enterprise-class.
Converged infrastructures and hyper-converged appliances have left backup deduplication among the few physical parts of the storage infrastructure.
Hyper-converged market systems show they are ready to branch out beyond primary storage applications. In fact, it's happening now.