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July 2013 Vol. 12 No. 5

Virtual data protection: Seeing is believing

Virtual data protection is hard, but could be easier if you had a better view into what's going on. Learn how to increase visibility into your virtualization protection solution. According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group report on Trends in Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments, virtualization rates as one of the top (or top) challenges in data protection. But digging deeper, one finds that five of the top six challenges in protecting virtual environments are related to visibility. Specifically, the top six challenges are: Recoverability of data (disappointing but not surprising) Validating backup success Validating recovery success Identifying factors impacting performance of backup operations Simplified views across virtual infrastructure Response time in troubleshooting backup failures, policy violations and so on Looking more closely at the root words -- validating, identifying, views, troubleshooting -- you can see that almost everyone is struggling with visibility. Consider this: When you're protecting a ...

Features in this issue

  • Best practices for SSD technologies

    by  Dennis Martin

    No longer a luxury item for well-heeled data centers, SSD technologies are more affordable than ever and come in a variety of form factors with a choice of deployment options.

  • Enterprise file sync-and-share applications

    by  Terri McClure and Kristine Kao

    Cloud-based file sync and share is becoming more popular as employees use their own devices to access corporate data. Here's what you need to know to keep your company's data safe.

  • Can LTFS save tape?

    by  George Crump

    The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes tape look like a file system, enabling drag-and-drop operations that resemble a NAS share. We'll see broader applications soon.

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