Data backup is an area of continual innovation in storage and data protection. These leaders in data backup are defining the storage marketplace
"Data backup may not be glamorous, but it is an area of continual innovation in data storage and data protection. The advent of virtualization, the cloud, containers, and more has meant that backup vendors have had to move fast to keep up.
That has given rise to a steady stream of new and updated backup tools. Here are some of the highlights..."
A study found that more businesses are recognizing the need for intelligent data management. But pervasive data classification and education in the market are still needed
"As data grows in volume and importance, the way companies handle their data also must change.
Several recent surveys show how this is happening. One change is that many businesses have already begun making the jump from data backup to data reuse. Another is they are taking steps to better index and classify data as it grows into the petabyte range..."
The venerable 3-2-1 rule for backing up data remains a tried-and-true method for insuring the integrity of copied data that is essential to disaster recovery efforts, but it has to be done properly
"As the number of places where we store data increases, the basic concept of what is referred to as the 3-2-1 rule often gets forgotten. This is a problem, because the 3-2-1 rule is easily one of the most foundational concepts for designing data protection. It's important to understand why the rule was created, and how it's currently being interpreted in an increasingly tapeless world..."
Admins who rely on VMware and Hyper-V workloads might have trouble choosing the right backup tool for their VMs. Admins can use this article to better inform their purchasing decisions
"When it comes to VM backups, administrators' biggest challenge might be deciding between different backup products, such as Veeam's Backup and Replication, Altaro's VM Backup and Cohesity's DataProtect. Admins must understand the benefits and use cases of VM backup tools, such as instant recovery capabilities and public cloud support, prior to adoption to ensure successful VM management..."
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