Before we had what we now call the cloud, there were services we now call cloud backup services that had been backing up other people’s data over the Internet for several years. Technology has come a long way and many more people are now considering backing up their data to the cloud, and they find themselves asking a number of questions.
Just how much data can you backup to the cloud? How does a cloud backup vendor handle large restores? Will it take weeks to restore my data? What about security? Does it make financial sense to backup to the cloud, or is it just en vogue to do so? Could I actually save money by backing up to the cloud.
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Organizations have tried a variety of solutions to regain control of their data storage infrastructure. They’ve invested in monolithic storage systems, software defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged systems. While each approach may have brought some value, each failed in its primary task: consolidating storage resources. Each of these consolidation efforts is unable to consistently guarantee performance, scale capacity and drive down storage costs.
As a result, most organizations end up buying workload specific solutions for both legacy and modern applications. Most data centers today have a mixture of multiple all-flash storage systems, hyper-converged environments and high capacity data archives. They also have storage software for each use case. IT ends up dealing with a data management nightmare, which limits organizational efficiency and productivity.
Don’t give up! Join Storage Switzerland and Datera to learn how monolithic, software defined and hyper-converged architectures have let IT down and why the problem gets worse as data centers modernize. Attendees will learn how storage solutions need to change in order to eliminate primary storage silos while guaranteeing specific application performance, scaling to meet capacity demands and lower storage TCO.
The first Office 365 question is, do organizations need to protect their data stored there? The answer is yes, Office 365 data needs protection. Almost every industry expert recommends that organizations take Office 365 protection into their own hands and even Microsoft makes it clear that data is the organization’s responsibility. The problem is those industry experts and Microsoft don’t answer the next question of HOW to backup Office 365 data.
Register now and learn not only why organizations should back it up but also how they should do it.
In response to the need for Office 365 protection, vendors have flooded the market with solutions but protecting Office 365 is more than just a “checkbox”. Data in Office 365 has value to the organization, is subject to a variety of compliance regulations, and is the target of cyber-attacks.
In our webinar Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe compare the various methods for protecting Office 365.
The first generation of all-flash arrays has come and gone. For many organizations, the time is now to consider the "next" all-flash array.
In our next live webinar, Storage Switzerland and X-IO Storage discuss five things to look for in your next all-flash array. In this webinar, we'll discuss lessons learned from the first generation and how to make sure those lessons apply to next-generation all-flash arrays. Even if you’re considering your first all-flash array, this webinar provides the information you need to make the right decision for your enterprise.
In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and StorOne as we explain how IT can create a storage infrastructure that is more nimble, performs better and is less expensive than cloud storage.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- The Storage Architectures Behind Cloud Storage Tiers
- How Cloud Providers Fake Frictionless Storage Infrastructure
- The Intrinsic Advantages of On-Premises Storage
- How to Enable On-Premises Storage to Beat the Cloud with a True Frictionless Infrastructure
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and Carla Fedrigo, Infrascale
By leveraging the cloud, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) eliminates many of the costs associated with a DR site, changing it from a capital cost to an operational cost. Does DRaaS sound too good to be true? Can organizations trust the cloud to provide as critical of a function as DR?
In our live webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Infrascale as we recap how DRaaS works and what to look for in a DRaaS provider. You’ll also see an interactive demo to watch Infrascale DRaaS in action.
Many studies indicate that organizations have a shallow confidence level in their ability to recover from a disaster. The disaster recovery plan is often an ad-hoc plan that requires IT to scramble when disaster strikes. If the recovery effort succeeds, it is often well behind schedule and well over budget.
The first step in creating a great disaster recovery plan is creating one that isn't bad at the very least. In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland, Veeam, and KeepItSafe as we discuss how to go from a bad disaster recovery situation to a great disaster recovery plan for better business continuity.
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, Druva
Backing up VMware successfully has always been a challenge. The introduction of the cloud ever increasing scale of VMware infrastructure continues to give backups fits and makes it even harder.
Please join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and our guest speaker W. Curtis Preston, Chief Technical Architect at Druva, for a discussion on the new challenges with VMware backups, and how to address them successfully.
The Top 5 Reasons VMware Backups Still Break
* Lack of Auto-Discovery
* Lack of Full Cloud Support
* Too Much Backup Infrastructure
* Expensive and Complicated Disaster Recovery
* No VMware on AWS Support
Ransomware is the universal threat. No matter an organization's data center location, or its size, it can be devastated by a ransomware attack. While most organizations focus on the periphery, they also need to be prepared for a breach, something that ransomware is particularly adept. In case of a breach, an advanced backup and disaster recovery solution can ensure safe and timely recovery of data without paying ransom.
In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Micro Focus as they discuss the impact of ransomware and the core features of a backup solution that can mitigate the associated risks.
The cloud was supposed to be the answer to IT’s backup dilemma; instead, it in some ways has made the situation worse.
Join Storage Switzerland’s Founder and Lead Analyst, George Crump and Microsoft Azure's Principal Group Program Manager of Azure Backup for a roundtable discussion on what’s gone wrong with cloud backup and how to fix it. In this webinar we’ll cover the three problems with cloud backup.
Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Western Digital as we discuss the All-Flash Fix, How to Create a Hybrid Storage Architecture.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to create an architecture that meets the need to deliver high performance, protect the organization from disaster and meet the organization's long-term data retention and privacy needs.
IT needs to regain control over shared data, but not at the expense of the user’s ability to collaborate both internally and externally. Cloud-based file-sync and share solutions can now be replaced with internal solutions that are more secure, provide greater insight, and are less expensive.
Join Storage Switzerland, Cloudian and Storage Made Easy (SME) for our live roundtable discussion to learn:
- The risks associated with cloud-based file sync and share
- Why GDPR and data compliance has forever changed file collaboration
- The advantages of on-premises file collaboration
- The challenges of on-premises file collaboration
- How to get it all: Cost-effective, compliant, easy to use file collaboration
Join Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump for a Whiteboard Webinar as he discusses a key challenge facing data centers today, the multi-vendor storage infrastructure. Most data centers today have multiple storage systems from multiple vendors each with their own feature set and user interface. Storage sprawl is rampant. The vendor community offers IT three potential solutions to address the storage sprawl problem:
- Replace all the storage hardware with a single consolidated storage system
- Keep the hardware variety but consolidate the software by replacing each hardware vendor's software with a software-defined storage solution
- Keep using multiple storage solutions and live with the problem
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming mainstream initiatives at many organizations. Data is at the heart of AI and ML. Immediate access to large data sets is pivotal to successful ML outcomes. Without data, there is no learning. The goal of AI and ML is to try to simulate human thinking and understanding. AI and ML initiatives cannot however be realized unless the data processing layer has immediate access to, and a constant supply of, data.
IT professionals need a faster, smarter and simpler storage architecture. Organizations drive this need by deploying more diverse and demanding applications and services. Data is the very lifeblood of an increasing number of organizations. The consumers of this data need rapid and consistent access to it. The storage network is the circulatory system that drives that data throughout the organization. Like the human circulatory system, the storage network is the key to the organization realizing the full benefits of the data-driven era.
Join George Crump, Founder and Lead Analyst of Storage Switzerland and Paresh Gupta, Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco as they discuss the new requirements for storage networking so it can deliver a faster, smarter and more straightforward experience for IT.
Join this webinar with experts from SolarWinds and Storage Switzerland as they discuss how IT can have the best of both worlds: a mixed storage system environment that targets the specific requirements of their various workloads, while also expertly managing that environment using its resources efficiently and optimally.
Key Webinar Takeaways:
* The Pros and Cons of a Mixed Storage Vendor Data Center
* The Value of a Global Storage Dashboard (detect performance and capacity problems across storage systems, deliver and end-to-end / application to storage view, free up wasted disk capacity, reduce time to resolution with visibility to the IT issue source and what it impacts, and adequately place workloads for their required performance)
* The Requirements of a Global Storage Dashboard (works across multiple storage vendors, provides end-to-end views, does not replace but compliments vendor tools)
Disaster Recovery plans have always been hard to create and maintain in part because it is difficult to meet the service levels that those plans promise. With recent trends like GDPR and ransomware threats, it is even more difficult for DR plans to live up to expectations.
Join Storage Switzerland’s Founder and Lead Analyst, George Crump, and Commvault’s Director of Product Management, Deepak Verma and learn:
1. What new trends and threats promise to break your current DR process
2. How to simplify creation and maintenance of your DR plan
3. How to meet the service levels that your DR plan commits you to
Believe it or not, it has been a year since WannaCry crippled organizations around the world, and since that time ransomware attacks have only accelerated. The ransomware "industry" is now a $5 billion market and is projected to grow to over $11 billion by 2019. Backup alone is not enough, ransomware is the new disaster, and it can impact any organization regardless of size or location. Are you ready for what is coming next? Attend our live webinar as experts from Storage Switzerland and Infrascale help you create a Ransomware Preparedness Checklist.
Making sure everything in the data center is properly protected is a common struggle that all data centers face. The cloud, cloud backup, seems like an answer to all those struggles. But, how exactly does IT make the conversion from on-premises backup to cloud backup? Join experts from Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe and learn; a method to determine if cloud backup is right for your organization and if it is, how to create a plan to begin the transfer to cloud based data protection operations.
In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Panasas to learn:
- Why HPC workloads are on the rise in the enterprise
- Why common enterprise storage can’t keep up with HPC demands
- Why traditional HPC storage is a poor fit for the enterprise
- A three-step process to designing an enterprise-class HPC storage architecture
An organization’s data is constantly under attack. Whether it’s through ransomware attacks, cyber-threats or employee misguidedness, all expose organizational data and put it at risk. Encryption and access control are the keys to securing data and cyber resiliency, but most storage systems throughout the infrastructure (primary, secondary and protection storage) treat security as an afterthought reducing flexibility and increasing complexity. In this live webinar we will discuss the three reasons why storage security is failing.
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