Author Archives: Bill Hobbib

Better virtualized server backup with ExaGrid and Veeam

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) is one of our non-profit customers working in the energy consumption field, and VEIC is internationally recognized for its cutting edge work helping federal, state, county, and municipal governments develop and achieve energy conservation, energy … Continue reading

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Data Deduplication Approaches

In our last post, we discussed disk staging—how inserting disk in front of the tape library eliminates many of the problems of tape for backup.  In today’s post, excerpted from “Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication,” we discuss various … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

As we all know, for decades, the traditional way to store offsite backups has been to make tape copies and vault them offsite. With data growth rates averaging 30% or more annually, most organizations who are still  storing tapes offsite … Continue reading

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Key Considerations for Disk Backup with Deduplication

With the move well underway by IT organizations to some form of disk-based backup with deduplication, many IT professionals do not realize there are a number of factors that should be considered when making the move to disk with deduplication, … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Avoids Data Domain Forklift Upgrade by Opting for ExaGrid

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with one of our customers in the Atlanta area, TenCate, and thought you would find their story of two backup upgrades within 3 years to be of interest.  TenCate is a multinational company … Continue reading

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InfoWorld Review: ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup

InfoWorld has just published a review of ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication appliances, entitled, “ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup: ExaGrid’s unique scale-out grid architecture makes for powerful, scalable, and uncomplicated disk-based backup and deduplication.” The entire review is a worthwhile read, … Continue reading

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ExaGrid Top Five Predictions for Backup and Recovery Market in 2013

Last week, ExaGrid released our top five predictions for the worldwide backup and recovery market in 2013. As organizations cope with data growth and look to gain greater operational efficiency and increased value from IT investments, we’ve identified the following … Continue reading

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Saving Money on Disk Backup: Scale-Up vs Scale Out Architecture

There is a lot of discussion in the storage industry in regard to “scale-up” versus “scale-out” architectures for backup and recovery. More and more organizations are reducing or eliminating the use of tape by deploying disk-based appliances that use deduplication. … Continue reading

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Consolidating Data Protection at the Disk Backup Appliance

An excellent article in InformationWeek by Storage Switzerland’s lead analyst, George Crump, just caught our attention. It’s entitled,”Consolidation at the Disk Backup Appliance,” and it makes a compelling case for IT to continue using multiple best-of-breed backup applications or utilities, … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Protect Your Data from Disaster

With the devastating damage from Hurricane Sandy, we’re very concerned about the effects of the storm for both the East coast, and for many people in other parts of country who are feeling the effects. In the midst of the … Continue reading

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