Data Backup & Archiving

Thoughts of the Future of LTFS and Disk

For years, disk vendors have heralded the death of tape. Will tape vendors soon be saying the same for disk? In a recent Forbes article, Tom Coughlin argues that a recent wave of industry announcements will have an impact on data storage, protection and long term preservation. Couglin notes that NVM Express, an […]


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6 Bad Habits of Data Management

As an IT professional, you’re probably guilty of at least one or two transgressions when it comes to managing your company’s data. But can any single bad habit cause a company irreparable harm? Unfortunately, yes. At the very least, they can cost your organisation time and money. Here are six bad habits of data […]


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Urgent vs. Important: Balancing Your Disaster Recovery Budget

Gone are the days that we would use tape to bring IT systems back from a disaster. Cloud-based architecture makes the process simple and fast. Unfortunately, while complexity has decreased, cost has not. Having no plan is not an option. The question instead has become: “How do I streamline my […]


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Legal/ IT Disconnect: Archiving, Retention and Restoration

Legal and IT departments are divided on many issues, and archiving and data restoration are no exception. In a recent study with IDC, ‘Managing the Data Archive: Are IT and Lines of Business at Odds with Legal and Compliance?’ we found that most companies maintain at least six data archives […]


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5 Major Differences Between Backup and Archive

Backup and archive. Two words that are often used interchangeably but have very different meanings. While both technologies support primary data storage, there are key differences between them. Let’s celebrate World Backup Day 2016 by exploring the five key differences between these technologies. Definitions: In his write-up a few years […]


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