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September 18, 2014
Backup vendor Acronis expands its data protection portfolio by acquiring disaster as a recovery service vendor nScaled.
August 20, 2014
Rather than insist on customers buying its entire Simpana 10 R2 data protection package, CommVault is selling bundles for specific needs such as VM/cloud backup.
August 01, 2014
When a custom app developer switched its AIX backup to Windows-based TSM integrated appliances, the project required re-architecting Tivoli databases and machine-by-machine migration of individual AIX clients to Windows Server 2008.
July 25, 2014
EMC data protection president Guy Churchward says EMC can deliver Data Domain as a virtual appliance and discusses plans for cloud-to-cloud backup and data protection services inside ViPR.
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Part two of our three-part series on modernizing backup and disaster recovery takes a look at endpoint data protection issues and what's available today to address them. Continue Reading
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