Storage 101: Can replication replace backup? What are the pros and cons of synchronous and asynchronous backup? What's the best way to mix backup and replication?
"Backups, snapshots, cloning and replication are all valuable ways of protecting the organisation's data.
In this article, we'll look at replication, in particular between storage arrays. Key to this will be to define it and present the pros and cons of replication with reference to other methods of data protection.
All too often in IT there's a lack of clarity over what exactly a technology is, or does. The latter is the important bit, because it's how different technologies function that can determine how they fit together..."
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