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What’s so great about StoreOnce federated deduplication?

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

StoreOnce_308x220_tcm245_1534335_tcm245_1515474_tcm245-1534335.jpgIt has been more than two years since we announced federated deduplication.This technology addresses many of the shortcomings of other deduplication solutions—such as incompatible deduplication algorithms implemented in software and hardware, comparatively slower restore performance versus backup performance, and inefficient methods of scaling deduplication to meet ever expanding capacity requirements. All of these challenges result in increasing risk, additional costs, and significant management overheads for the user. So, let’s take a closer look at HP StoreOnce deduplication and the benefits it brings.

Why you should consider the business value of HP StoreEver Tape Storage

By Simon Watkins, Worldwide Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

 So why does tape remain so popular for data protection in general and archive in particular? The answer lies in the on-going business value of the technology. Tape has made great technological strides over the last decade – from a performance, capacity, reliability and usability perspective. But while feeds and speeds are important, the executive boards of most companies care more about how technology can lower costs, reduce risk and improve productivity in their organisation. It is in this business context that tape continues to be viewed as important and relevant. Here’s what I mean.

 

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Data protection: what can we learn from “Sharks” on efficiency and agility?

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager, Backup Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage

 

Last December, HP announced HP ConvergedSystemshark.jpg – a purpose-built system with integrated servers, network and storage wrapped with a choice of hypervisors and automation tools to accelerate time-to-deployment of virtualized applications. Naturally, HP ConvergedSystem was code named “Sharks” – symbolizing agility, efficiency and speed.

 

Advancements in hypervisors and the arrival of ConvergedSystem have made it extremely easy to rapidly deploy virtualized applications. While organizations have embraced virtualized workloads, estimates indicate that only 50% of enterprises have their data protection strategy aligned with virtualization objectives. To address this gap, we created HP Data Protection Solutions for HP ConvergedSystem – a unified technology stack based on HP StoreOnce Backup (disk based deduplication and backup) and HP Data Protector backup software. Let’s talk more about this data protection aspect.

 

Demystifying the Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

By Mark Fleischhauer, Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

Since the introduction of the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), a number of articles, white paper and tech briefs have been written about it and its impact on tape. In this blog, I’m going to offer some context around what the excitement is all about and discuss how LTFS is being used and deployed. 

 

Relax this summer with modernized backup and recovery to enhance your data protection ecosystem

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager, BURA, HP Storage

 

Summer.jpgIt’s summertime! And who doesn’t want to enjoy backyard barbecues, watch soccer World Cup, and spend more time with friends and family? How does it feel to be called back to work on a Sunday afternoon to fix a broken backup job or a failed recovery? Not so great, right? Today, I want to call your attention to a number of advancements with our Backup and Recovery Solutions that will further modernize your backup infrastructure – so you can have peace of mind knowing your data is completely protected and get back to enjoying summer with your loved ones.

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