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Protect Where Your Data Lives: Dell EMC Data Domain Cloud Tier

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

No matter where it lives, data needs to be protected, and as the data protection landscape continues to evolve, the amount and variations of data that need to be protected is evolving as well. With these changes, companies cannot afford to secure sensitive information as previously done in the past. Today’s businesses are faced with explosive data growth, strict retention policies and the pressure to reduce costs. Low-cost, high-capacity object storage in the public, private and hybrid cloud is the way to address these challenges.

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Dell EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems can solve many of the challenges that companies experience with traditional backup, archive, recovery and replication processes.  Combining high-speed, variable-length deduplication with local compression, Data Domain systems write only unique data to disk.  Deduplication technology reduces disk capacity requirements and overhead, while increasing accessibility and reliability, and makes Data Domain systems a cost-effective alternative to tape.

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Topics: Data Domain, Deduplication, Data Storage, Data Protection, Dell EMC

Is Your Data Ecosystem Fully Protected? Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance can help!

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

 Today’s businesses simply will not survive without protecting the endless amounts of data generated from a growing ecosystem of applications. Finding a comprehensive, powerful and scalable solution can seem daunting, time-consuming, costly and complex. 

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Complete data protection typically requires building a piecemeal solution. Companies need multiple point products, such as backup storage, backup software, backup servers and search servers from a variety of vendors. Will these multi-vendor products handle data management across private, public and hybrid cloud? Will they meet the strict, always-changing government/and or compliance standards?

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Topics: Security, Data Protection, Dell EMC, Backup Servers, Backup Solution

Backing Up VMware VMs for SMBs

Posted by Jason Shiplett on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 09:38 AM

Preservation of critical business data is essential to most businesses, especially small and medium businesses (SMBs). Whether protecting against loss of intellectual property (IP), financial data, healthcare data, etc., recovery of data otherwise lost due to hardware/software failure or disaster can mean the difference between staying afloat or going under in the wrong circumstances. Virtualization further compounds the need to have a sound backup policy by consolidating more workloads (read: more data) into a typically ever smaller hardware footprint.

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Topics: VMware, Infrastructure Services, Data Protection

Top Ten Ways to Ensure Security with Your iPad

Posted by Nate Reynolds on Wed, Sep 07, 2011 @ 10:41 AM

Clearpath’s clients include IT departments, C-level executives and small business owners.  Many of them have deployed tablets, most often Apple’s iPad, as the result of a user population that is clamoring for the device and its form factor and innovative interface.  Often my clients will ask me, “How should I go about managing the security risks that the iPad or iPhone add to our corporate security?”  Since we at Clearpath host a number of our customers’ critical application infrastructures, including email, virtual desktop and proprietary applications, we have a good deal of experience helping our customers do just this.  We deploy several applications in our cloud infrastructure that help to control the Apple iOS devices that our clients use.  Many of our clients don’t have these capabilities, so I’ve put together a list of things that can be done which will ensure that you are protecting data as well as possible in small deployments.

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Topics: Data Protection

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