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July 16, 2010  2:13 PM

CDP is good enough to replace traditional backups

Posted by: Mkellett
continuous data protection, data backup,

Continuous data protection (CDP) has been gaining popularity in IT data storage environments for a while now. Both

June 18, 2010  12:55 PM

Will vStorage APIs for Data Protection take the place of VCB?

Posted by: Mkellett, server virtualization, vSphere, vStorage APIs

VMware's latest release, vSphere 4, comes with a new feature, vStorage APIs for Data Protection. vStorage APIs for Data Protection was added to vSphere 4 to make all VMware backups more efficient by offering...

April 30, 2010  12:54 PM

Choosing the best online service for your data backups

Posted by: Mkellett
online data backup,

Backing up data online is a good idea for many companies, but only if they choose an efficient and reliable service provider. But how do you choose the right online backup service? What key steps do you need...

March 9, 2010  3:13 PM

Backing up Hyper-V virtual servers vs. VMware virtual servers

Posted by: Mkellett
data backup,, server virtualization

Many people have implemented Microsoft Hyper-V servers in their virtual data backup environments, and it's...

February 17, 2010  4:54 PM

The pros and cons of LTO tape technology

Posted by: Mkellett
LTO technology,, tape backup

Linear tape-open (LTO) technology has been around for many years, and it's been implemented in many data storage environments. But there are several different types of LTO, ranging from LTO-1 all the way to

February 10, 2010  2:21 PM

Backing up data using replication and deduplication

Posted by: Mkellett
data backup, data deduplication, data replication,

Remote replicaton and data deduplication are two key technologies that are used for data backup. Furthermore, they're often used together to back up branch offices to a central site. In this...

September 3, 2009  4:47 PM

Data backup and recovery for mobile devices

Posted by: Mkellett
cloud backup, data backup,

With an increased number of people walking around with important data on their mobile devices, the need to back up and protect this information is popping up more and more in the data storage world. But the problem many data storage administrators face is exactly how to back up the data they...


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