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How Is Copy Data Management Relevant to Hybrid Cloud?

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Many businesses, large and small, are considering the use of public cloud storage as a way to reduce costs and improve data protection. These are certainly worthy goals worth striving for. But the utility like nature of cloud computing can provide business benefits that far exceed the cost savings associated with leveraging low-cost commodity cloud…

Together We Can!

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Today at #NTAPInsightUS NTAP announced their new Hybrid Cloud utilizing Cloud ONTAP.  This announcement is a very strong move for NTAP.  Today cloud isn’t as much about technology as it is about business agility.  The ability to keep IT cost low, the stuff that doesn’t make businesses money, and build agility and flexibility into the…

Copy Data Management For Business Advantage

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George Crump from Storage Switzerland recently posted an insightful article entitled, “What Is Copy Data?”. In this piece, George provides a detailed outline of how various applications and processes within the data center can create multiple, redundant copies of the same information. From backup and archive copies on tape and disk, to snapshots of data…

Seeing is Believing, Catalog Your Data

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I recently consulted with a customer with 8 NetApp FAS 2000/3000 storage systems with 500,000+ files spread across 4 locations.  They wanted to improve their storage efficiency and data protection operations across their company.  With data growing at 40-50% per year, it was becoming too difficult to determine what data was current and how many…