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A New Look at Data Backup: Consolidated Approaches for Cloud, Mobile and Big Data
In today's computing environments, traditional data backup approaches aren't good enough. Datacenters can no longer just add single-node disk-based data backup whenever they run out of capacity because of the toll that this approach takes on datacenter employees or IT staff.
Every time IT has to add a new machine to increase backup capacity, IT staff members have to take care not only of hardware but also of upgrades, updates and software licenses. They also have to reallocate backup volumes, load balance every backup system and tune the whole environment.
Today's organizations have to consolidate their backup into enterprise-class solutions. The solution needs a single interface that can allow an administrator to manage petabytes of data without a hitch.
One cloud storage option from CTERA combines both on-premises storage with cloud storage. Organizations can use on-premises storage for local sharing and speed while utilizing cloud storage for offsite backup, file sharing, universal access and folder synchronization.
Additionally, CTERA allows organizations to move data between the cloud and the onsite storage infrastructure. Organizations have control of how much data they replicate to the cloud so that they can keep cloud storage costs under control.
The solution also includes CTERA's backup software and managed agents for both automated and selective backup. CTERA's bandwidth-optimized cloud backup offers block-level dedupe. All functions are managed through CTERA portal, which can be accessed from anywhere.
Data protection has to happen not only in the datacenter but also at the edge. CommVault (News - Alert) Edge protects data on any endpoint whether it's a desktop, laptop or mobile device. The solution also enables device discovery and IT central management. Sync for CommVault Edge enables employees to sync data between their devices so that they can access it through the mobile app or Web browser. Anything updated on a desktop computer simultaneously updates across all devices.
Data backup based on multiple individual systems makes it harder to make holistic decisions about the entire environment. Organizations should focus on consolidation no matter which backup solutions they choose.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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