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October 2013

Plugging into the data backup appliance

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IT pros continue to move away from tape for backup, opting instead for backup to disk. And users performing disk-based backup have a number of options to choose from. There are a variety of disk backup-specific appliances, each offering differing capabilities and price points, which can be split into three main categories -- VTLs, deduplicating disk arrays, and integrated backup appliances. This handbook on the state of the backup appliance looks at the variety of disk backup appliances available today, from deduplicating VTLs to integrated backup appliances that offer software, media server and storage bundled together. Understand the pros and cons of each type of device and important developments in the disk backup world and learn how to compare and contrast the disk backup appliance options available today to help you make decisions about upgrading your backup solution.

Table Of Contents

  • Surveying the data backup appliance landscape
  • Data backup appliance ready for the enterprise
  • Backup appliance pros and cons

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