This post, based on an in-depth Q&A session with Linemaster Switch IT manager Keith Worthington, is part of an ongoing series highlighting feedback from real Reduxio customers.
In the space of storing, managing and protecting data, different approaches for handling information are used. The advent of cloud has brought in compelling benefits, but the amount of data that organizations continue to store is growing exponentially, resulting in mostly unrelated solutions that have lead to the rise of Hybrid IT. On the Data Protection side, Businesses increasingly demand 100% uptime with no data loss, or what IDC refers to as the "new race to zero" – 0 RPO and 0 RTO.
It’s no longer about data storage; it’s all about data management. Today, if you look at a typical customer’s data management infrastructure there are multiple silos of storage and capability that are involved in managing the data. With astronomical data growth rates, IT budgets that are no longer keeping pace, and critical skills shortages the current approach to infrastructure is no longer sustainable given the high acquisition and operations costs. Fortunately, we now have the technology...
Customer Review: Line Master Shares Their Experience With Reduxio
This post is part of an ongoing series highlighting feedback from real Reduxio customers.
The new role of Data Storage
Companies and organizations of all sizes are drowning in a relentless deluge of data. Mankind has created more data in the past 18 months than in all of history — it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around this statistic — and this trend will continue to grow as more industries become part of the digital economy.
The iconic rock band, Buffalo Springfield the 1997 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee that was the predecessor to Crosby, Still, Nash and Young, was led by Stephen Stills and Neil Young. The song “For What It’s Worth”, written by Stills in 1967, for many symbolizes the changing of an era.
Recently, the top global IT analyst firms, notably Forrester and IDC, have written in-depth research notes that describe the changing of an era in data storage, management and protection and highlight...
Addressing VDI boot storms has been a gating factor in many virtual desktop implementation projects. Trading off performance and cost seemed to be the only solution: either desktop startup times are severely degraded during boot storm situations, or solid state disk (SSD) solutions are implemented at significant additional cost.
Two weeks ago, Forrester Research published the report, “3 Vendors Disrupting the Secondary Storage and Data Protection Space”. I wrote this blog post explaining why Forrester came to conclude that Reduxio was deserving of this distinction.
In the mid to late 2000, I worked at a small startup that offered a block-level backup and restore solution. It was back in the days when HW snapshots were only available on high-end storage arrays (most customers still used DAS, or mid/low-end SAN). At that time, Microsoft DPM was also a new technology that had just come out and so we were using software snapshots and Copy-On-Write technology to create the point-in-time backups.