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Combining snapshots and backups for best practice data protection

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage

 

When it comes to best practice data protection for your business-critical applications, no single snapshot or backup technology can provide the complete solution. Snapshots and backups have different yet complementary roles to play for availability, backup and disaster recovery.When you’re looking for a comprehensive, tiered and converged data protection architecture that balances availability and protection, it should not be a question of either-or but more a case of where and how to best use snapshots and backup.  

 

So what is the value of combining snapshots and backups for availability and backup in your organization?

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Looking ahead: changes to the data protection landscape

By Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing,
 HP Storage Division

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HP_imageJ.jpgRecently, I’ve read a number of blogs and point-of-view pieces stating “backup software is dead” or “traditional backup approaches are futile.” While I don’t ascribe to these statements in totality, I certainly think the data protection landscape is changing rapidly. Customers find data protection techniques cumbersome, difficult to manage at scale and often don’t have the dedicated expertise to manage a backup environment that has become a 24x7x365 mission-critical service. In an effort to help our customers navigate this data protection sea change, these are predictions I envision as we progress through 2015.

Rely on HP StoreOnce Backup and StoreOnce Catalyst to protect your SQL database backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

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Database backups provide special challenges. Ask any DBA – and they will likely tell you they want to perform daily full backups and sometimes more than one full backup every day. But what do you do when a full database backup takes over 12 hours to complete and the database keeps growing? Take for example, Microsoft SQL DBAs who rely on efficient, high-performing and reliable backup systems to protect data while keeping costs under control. StoreOnce Catalyst can help. HP StoreOnce Catalyst extends the data protection capabilities of HP StoreOnce appliances in SQL environments.

 

This BURA Sunday, I'm talking about the benefits of using HP StoreOnce appliances and HP Data Protector with integrated HP StoreOnce Catalyst to protect SQL databases.

Archiving with HP StoreAll Storage: An answer to rampant unstructured data growth

By Stephen Bacon, Senior Manager, File and Object Storage Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage

 

Row_1_StoreAll_Fam_High_Density_28220x160_29_tcm245_1726402_tcm245_1611928_tcm245-1726402.jpgA frequently cited challenge by large organizations is the rampant growth of unstructured data. In the past, a common response has been to simply throw more primary storage at the problem. However, that’s usually a temporary bandage at best and wholly ineffectual at worst.

Why archiving instead
Archiving is an alternative response (and one that I strongly recommend for every large organization). Archiving enables you to get your arms around rampant unstructured data growth. However, it does much more than just that. It can enable you to increase overall data center economics and efficiency by offloading primary storage and easing pressure on your backup windows. It can also improve your data governance and risk management. Having the right archiving target is key to how much benefit you will realize. I believe that general purpose storage is the wrong target for storing archive data within a large organization. Instead, I believe that purpose-built archive storage is the right target. That is where HP StoreAll Storage comes in. Here's how and why - including the details on new enhancements.

HP StoreOnce 6500 Named Backup Hardware Product of the Year by TechTarget

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty

 

How StoreOnce claims a hat-trick

When TechTarget named HP StoreOnce 6500 the Product of the Year in the Backup Hardware category, the first thing that came to my mind was that StoreOnce claims a hat-trick. So with the ICC Cricket World Cup beginning this week, I hope I’m excused in borrowing a metaphor from the game I closely follow – all by way of leading up to my discussion on our three-part hat-trick when it comes to leadership recognition for HP StoreOnce.

 

In August 2014, HP StoreOnce was named a leader by Gartner in its first Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances. In November 2014, DCIG rated StoreOnce 6500 as the Best-in-Class in its Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyers Guide. And to complete the three-part hat-trick, StoreOnce 6500 now has been named the gold winner in the Backup Hardware Product Category by TechTarget. These are all outstanding testaments to the growing recognition that HP StoreOnce Backup is one of the best solutions to choose for protecting your data – and for good reasons, as I discuss in my blog today.

 

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