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April 16, 2015

Backup Windows and the Challenge of Large Datasets

You’ll hear the term “backup window” come up a lot when talking about how much data a solution can back up. Put plainly, this means the amount of time assigned for backups to occur. If you schedule backups to run between 8pm and 8am, for instance, then you have a backup window of 12 hours….
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April 07, 2015

Cloud vs. Appliance-based Backup: Speed Test Showdown

Speed is one of the biggest arguments in the debate over appliance-based vs. online backup. The problem with direct-to-cloud, appliance advocates maintain, is that backing up data over the internet will always be slower than backing up to a local device (which can then later make a redundant offsite copy for disaster recovery). We’ve been…
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March 31, 2015

Incremental Backup: 3 Disaster Scenarios to Prep For

We’ve recently published a tech brief outlining four different types of backup methodologies and incremental backup best practices. Of the methods discussed – full backups, incremental backups, differential backups and reverse incremental backups – reverse incremental is clearly the best option for providing fast restores while minimizing the amount of space needed for storage, as…
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March 25, 2015

From the Web: The US is Gaining Ground in Available Broadband Access

“The most recent average US download speed from Ookla Speedtest for March 2014, is 33.9Mbps…. In April 2014, the average speed was just 23.9Mbps. This jump in speed moves the United States to 27th in average download speed out of 199 counties.” – cordcuttersnews.com I love this article that references bandwidth trend statistics from our…
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March 18, 2015

Survey Results: What is a Typical Backup Environment?

As it turns out, the title of this post is a semi-trick question. Just like no two fingerprints are the same, no two IT environments are the same; each is its own unique snowflake. But that doesn’t mean these unique snowflakes don’t have a few things in common. We wanted to find out what they…
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