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The HPE Solution to Backup Complexity and Scale: HPE Data Protector and StoreOnce

There are a lot of game-changing trends in IT today including mobility, cloud, and big data analytics. As a result, IT architectures, data centers, and data processing are all becoming more complex – increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and distributed. For all IT organizations, achieving great success today depends on staying in control of rapidly growing and faster flowing data.

While there are many ways for IT technology and solution providers to help clients depending on their maturity, size, industry, and key business applications, every IT organization has to wrestle with BURA (Backup, Recovery, and Archiving). Protecting and preserving the value of data is a key business requirement even as the types, amounts, and uses of that data evolve and grow.

For IT organizations, BURA is an ever-present, huge, and growing challenge. Unfortunately, implementing a thorough and competent BURA solution often requires piecing and patching together multiple vendor products and solutions. These never quite fully address the many disparate needs of most organizations nor manage to be very simple or cost-effective to operate. Here is where we see HPE as a key vendor today with all the right parts coming together to create a significant change in the BURA marketplace.

First, HPE is pulling together its top-notch products into a user-ready “solution” that marries both StoreOnce and Data Protector. For those working with either or both of those separately in the past in conjunction with other vendor’s products, it’s no surprise that they each compete favorably one-on-one with other products in the market, but together as an integrated joint solution they beat the best competitor offerings.

But HPE hasn’t just bundled products into solutions, it is undergoing a seismic shift in culture that revitalizes its total approach to market. From product to services to support, HPE people have taken to heart a “customer first” message to provide a truly solution-focused HPE experience. One support call, one ticket, one project manager, addressing the customer’s needs regardless of what internal HPE business unit components are in the “box”. And significantly, this approach elevates HPE from just being a supplier of best-of-breed products into an enterprise-level trusted solution provider addressing business problems head-on. HPE is perhaps the only company completely able to deliver a breadth of solutions spanning IT from top to bottom out of their own internal world-class product lines.

In this report, we’ll examine first why HPE StoreOnce and Data Protector products are truly game changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even “better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other solution in the market today.

Publish date: 01/15/16
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Compliance in the Cloud

Compliance in the cloud raises numerous questions: Responsibility for protecting this data resides with the business, the cloud backup vendor and the cloud owner, but most chiefly it's the business's responsibility.

  • Premiered: 03/15/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA compliance TBA Cloud TBA HIPAA TBA Jim Whalen TBA Saas TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA recovery assurance TBA data retention TBA DRaaS TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA MSP TBA Security TBA data security TBA Data protection TBA SLA TBA VPN TBA Backup TBA Data Center TBA Cloud Storage TBA Unitrends
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Unitrends Advances Cloud Support

As the cloud increasingly becomes a backup target, data protection vendors are responding with robust cloud support – and Unitrends is no exception. Earlier this week, Unitrends announced three new products that advance their cloud support.

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Cloud Object Storage for the Healthcare Data Blues

The healthcare industry continues to face tremendous cost challenges. The U.S. government estimates national health expenditures in the United States accounted for $3.2 trillion last year – nearly 18% of the country’s total GDP. There are many factors that drive up the cost of healthcare, such as the cost of new drug development and hospital readmissions. In addition, there’s compelling studies that show medical organizations will need to evolve their IT environment to curb healthcare costs and improve patient care in new ways, such as cloud-based healthcare models aimed at research community collaboration, coordinated care and remote healthcare delivery.

For example, Goldman Sachs recently predicted that the digital revolution can save $300 billion in spending in the healthcare sector by powering new patient options, such as home-based patient monitoring and patient self-management. Moreover, the most significant progress may come from a medical organization transforming their healthcare data infrastructure. Here’s why:

  • Advancements in digital medical imaging has resulted in an explosion of data that sits in  picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archives (VNAs).
  • Patient care initiatives such as personalized medicine and genomics require storing, sharing and analyzing massive amounts of unstructured data.
  • Regulations such as the Health Insur­ance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require organizations to have policies for long term image retention and business continuity.

Unfortunately, traditional file storage approaches aren’t well-suited to manage vast amounts of unstructured data and present several barriers to modernizing healthcare infrastructure. A recent Taneja Group survey found the top three challenges to be:

  • Lack of flexibility: Traditional file storage appliances require dedicated hardware and don’t offer tight integration with collaborative cloud storage environments.
  • Poor utilization: Traditional file storage requires too much storage capacity for system fault tolerance, which reduces usable storage.
  • Inability to scale: Traditional storage solutions such as RAID-based arrays are gated by controllers and simply aren’t designed to easily expand to petabyte storage levels.

As a result, healthcare organizations are moving to object storage solutions that offer an architecture inherently designed for web scale storage environments. Specifically, object storage offers healthcare organizations the following advantages:

  • Simplified management, hardware independence and a choice of deployment options – private, public or hybrid cloud – lowers operational and hardware storage costs
  • Web-scale storage platform provides scale as needed and enables a pay as you go model
  • Efficient fault tolerance protects against site failures, node failures and multiple disk failures
  • Built in security protects against digital and physical breeches

Publish date: 03/22/17
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Tape Versus Disk: What Should Back Up Your Biz?

IT shops look to backup options beyond tape to manage speed, improve redundancy and reduce their IT footprints. Here’s how three SMBs got started.

  • Premiered: 05/22/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Tape TBA Disk TBA Backup TBA SMB TBA Cloud TBA Data protection TBA DRaaS TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Disaster Recovery as a Service TBA tape management TBA Steve Ricketts TBA unified data management TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Veeam TBA replication TBA Security TBA data retention TBA secondary data TBA secondary storage TBA metadata index TBA Metadata
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Object storage use cases coming to a data service near you

Object storage, unlike traditional file and block storage, is well-suited to manage vast amounts of unstructured data.

  • Premiered: 07/06/17
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Steve Ricketts TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Block Storage TBA unstructured data TBA REST TBA Data Storage TBA web 2.0 TBA data analytics TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Cleversafe TBA IBM Cloud TBA IBM Cloud Object Storage TBA IBM TBA Scality TBA Western Digital TBA Private Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Backup TBA Archive TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA data retention TBA compliance TBA File Storage TBA Capacity TBA storage-as-a-service