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  • Evaluating different options for backing up files

    Dedupe arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups are three ways enterprise users are backing up files. 

  • The backup target today

    There are many backup target options available with a wide range of price points. They include everything from tape drives and tape libraries to virtual tape libraries, deduplication arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups.

  • What is data protection?

    Data backups have evolved to the point that they are hardly recognizable. For many organizations, the days of producing a nightly backup to tape are over. Exponential data growth and the need for near real-time data protection have driven organizatio... 

  • Is this the end for target deduplication storage appliances?

    Marc Staimer examines why the target deduplication storage appliance market appears to be in decline, even with the presence of EMC, Symantec and HP. 

  • Data archiving system selection dependent on features, capabilities

    Once you've determined the specific data archiving needs of your organization, you'll have to sift through existing products to find the best fit. 

  • Dedupe tools available today

    Brien Posey discusses who is using deduplicating disk arrays today and the latest dedupe tools in this Expert Answer. 

  • Techniques for performing EFS recovery

    IT pros face the daunting task of EFS-encrypted data, but Brien Posey offers EFS recovery tricks in this tip. 

  • EMC backup SVP: Backups need to go native, not as batch processes

    New EMC backup SVP discusses trends he sees for data protection over the next few years, including why BYOD isn't an IT priority and tape isn't dead. 

  • ExaGrid deduplication boxes get bigger, faster

    ExaGrid deduplication appliances inch toward the enterprise with the EX21000E, a system that can scale to 210 TB in a 10-unit grid. 

  • The benefits of data archive storage

    Data archiving is firmly entrenched as a storage management best practice. SearchStorage surveys indicate that 70% of companies use some form of archiving for email, file systems, databases or other applications. Archiving yields multiple benefits, s...