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Representatives from vendor leaders Rubrik, Cohesity, Veeam and Commvault give their impressions of Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for backup and recovery products.

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  • data restore

    Data restore is the process of copying backup data from secondary storage and restoring it to its original location or a new location.

  • backup

    Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe.

  • off-site backup

    Off-site backup is a method of backing up data to a remote server or to media that is transported off site.

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Security

Storage administrators are increasingly relying on encryption and other security technologies to guard sensitive data. Visit this topic section regularly to stay on top of the latest news and resources available.

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  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other resources to public cloud or dedicated service providers.

  • encryption

    Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning.

  • data loss

    Data loss is the intentional or unintentional destruction of information, caused by people and or processes from within or outside of an organization.

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Data reduction

Data deduplication is one of the most useful data reduction technologies in data backup and recovery today. Learn about file-level vs. block-level dedupe products, and about global vs. source dedupe in this section. Explore resources on data reduction and deduplication here, including tips and advice on choosing a data deduplication solution and about disk-to-disk backup and data dedupe. Read about the benefits of single-instance storage, data compression and other data reduction methods. Learn about how to choose a data deduplication vendor, and find news, trends and information about data reduction products. Find out about data dedupe best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from enterprise data storage industry experts. Read data deduplication and backup tutorials, and ask our data reduction and deduplication experts your most important questions.

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  • data deduplication

    Data deduplication -- often called intelligent compression or single-instance storage -- is a process that eliminates redundant copies of data and reduces storage overhead.

  • data reduction

    Data reduction is the process of reducing the amount of capacity required to store data.

  • data archiving

    Data archiving migrates infrequently used data to low-cost, high-capacity archive storage for long-term retention.

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Backup tools

Backup tools for enterprise data storage systems include data replication, snapshots, data backup and recovery reporting, backup testing and other backup software. Find the latest information on this topics page. Learn about the latest news on data backup and recovery tools. Listen to podcasts with data storage experts on backup tools and data protection management (DPM) tools. Get the latest tips, tutorials and learning materials on data backup and recovery tools on this page.

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  • data restore

    Data restore is the process of copying backup data from secondary storage and restoring it to its original location or a new location.

  • backup

    Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe.

  • backup storage device

    A backup storage device is used to make copies of data that is actively in use.

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Disk backup

Disk-based backup technology is popular for data backup and recovery applications, such as disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T), continuous data protection (CDP) software, data deduplication and virtual tape libraries (VTLs). Explore resources on disk backup here, including tips and advice on migrating to disk and putting together a disk-based backup and recovery plan. Read about how disk backup can help you meet your backup recovery time objectives (RTOs) and offer better data protection. Learn about how to choose a disk backup hardware or software vendor, and find news, trends and information about the disk backup and recovery market today. Find out about disk backup best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from storage industry experts. Read tutorials about disk backup technology strategies to help you in your enterprise data storage job, and ask our disk backup experts your most important questions.

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  • backup

    Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe.

  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks or solid-state drives to protect data in the case of a drive failure.

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

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Remote backup

Remote data protection technologies such as remote replication and mirroring are becoming an increasingly popular part of many companies' backup strategy. Stay on top of the latest information here.

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  • off-site backup

    Off-site backup is a method of backing up data to a remote server or to media that is transported off site.

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other resources to public cloud or dedicated service providers.

  • data protection

    Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.

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SMB backup

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often rely on their data to drive revenue and thrive. Here you can find data protection news and resources focusing on backup for small business, including tips on getting the most out of SMB backup software, data backup devices and strategies.

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  • Datto

    Datto Inc. is a backup, recovery and business continuity vendor with headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.

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Tape backup

Tape backup and tape libraries are essential to providing cost-effective, long-term data storage for all business types and sizes. Explore resources on backup and recovery with tape libraries here, including tutorials on LTO tape technology, recycling backup tapes and caring for your magnetic media. Stay up to date with the latest news about tape encryption and secure tape storage. Compare tape backup systems versus tape autoloaders, and compare tape library vendors. Find out about tape backup best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from data storage industry experts. Learn how to choose the best library for your enterprise and ask our tape storage experts your most important questions.

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  • magnetic tape storage

    Magnetic tape is one of the oldest technologies for electronic data storage.

  • LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape

    LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape is an open-format tape storage technology created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM) and Seagate Technology.

  • LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9)

    LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9) is a future tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium.

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    Hot plugging is the addition of a component to a running computer system without significant interruption to the operation of the...

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    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification and is used in internally mounted ...

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