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October 15, 2014

Another Box Bites the Dust: Symantec Shuts the Door on Backup Exec Appliance

Mixed in with news about software updates, Symantec dropped a significant piece of info last week – as of January 5, 2015, they’re discontinuing the Backup Exec appliance line. Partners like Fujitsu may produce new integrated Backup Exec appliances, and Symantec will continue to sell its separate NetBackup appliance, but the first-party Backup Exec appliance…
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October 13, 2014

How to Scale Backup Capacity the Easy Way

If you think your organization has trouble keeping up with storage growth, just be glad you aren’t trying to support a supercomputer. Each June and November, Top500 releases a new list of the world’s top supercomputers. This June’s winner is once again the Tianhe-2, which at 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) is nearly…
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October 07, 2014

Have Cake & Eat it Too: Server Image + File-based Cloud Backups

Opportunity cost is a part of life. If you choose to go to Hawaii for this year’s family vacation, you can’t also go to Yellowstone. If you spend all day powering through a single project, you don’t make any progress on the other projects. If you go to Comic-Con as an Enterprise crewman, you can’t…
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October 01, 2014 Version 4.6: Image Expander-izer

Our plan with Windows Image Backup has been to expand the functionality through the end of the year, starting with the ability to capture .VHD images of Windows systems with last month’s 4.5 release and ending with the ability to offer full DRaaS. Our 4.6 release contains a large, and extremely useful, update to the…
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September 30, 2014

What Happens to Your Backups When Your Appliance Hits Capacity?

When we talk to customers who are considering an appliance-based backup approach, the initial concern they have is around the cost of the appliance, maintenance, and future upgrades. When you buy an appliance you are making a purchase that has a fixed amount of useable disk space and hopefully you can purchase one with extra…
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