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Industry Insight: Self-Protecting Data Systems

Published May 5th, 2016. Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst, discusses how storage infrastructures can be self-protecting and how hyperconverged solutions may be particularly well-suited for this task.

There’s an old expression, “nothing in life is certain except death and taxes”. In IT that would be data growth and backup. When it’s caused by business expansion data growth could be a called a “good problem to have”, but nobody ever said that about backup. Data protection is an overhead function, a necessary evil (like taxes) that IT organizations have endured for decades, and one that most would gladly eliminate if they could.

With developments in storage system technology primary data systems are now able to protect themselves, releasing IT from the cost, disruption and complexity of dedicated backup systems. In this Industry Insight we will look at how storage infrastructures can be self-protecting and how hyperconverged solutions may be particularly well-suited for this task.

Industry Insight includes: 

  • Introduction
  • Date Protection Scenario
  • Problems with Copy-Based Data Protection
  • Virtual Machine Backup
  • Self-Protecting Data Systems
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Hyperconverged Appliances
  • Hyperconverged Appliances and DR
  • Conclusions

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