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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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March 16, 2015

The 3 Types of Backup (and How to Use Them Effectively)

When we talk about backup, we often mention three types: file-based, database, and server image backups. But which kind is best? Well, like most things, “best” depends on the situation. Each backup type has its own benefits and drawbacks, and each excels in a particular scenario. Let’s dive into what those are. File Backup: The…
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March 09, 2015

Backing Up 20TB of Museum Art to the Cloud Fast: Priceless

You don’t have to look much further than the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art to find a case that puts the scalability and performance of a backup solution to the test. The center, synonymous with 20th century North American photography masters like Ansel Adams, has an impressive archive of 6 million physical objects, which…
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