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Does your organization struggle to store and protect all of its data? Tape storage might be a smart, cost-efficient route, as data volumes continue to increase.

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  • data archiving

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

  • 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.

  • magnetic tape storage

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

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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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  • 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.

  • encryption

    In computing, encryption is the method by which plaintext or any other type of data is converted from a readable form to an encoded version that can only be decoded by another entity if they have access to a decryption key.

  • Oracle RMAN (Oracle Recovery Manager)

    Oracle RMAN (Oracle Recovery Manager) is a utility built into Oracle databases to automate backup and recovery; it includes features not available in third-party backup tools.

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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 archiving

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

  • inline deduplication

    Inline deduplication is the removal of redundancies from data before or as it is being written to a backup device.

  • global deduplication

    Global deduplication is a method of preventing redundant data when backing up data to multiple deduplication devices.

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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 archiving

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

  • 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.

  • Actifio

    Actifio is a software vendor in Waltham, Mass., that specializes in copy data management (CDM).

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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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  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object storage.

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, such as compact discs (CDs) and DVDs.

  • 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.

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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.

  • data protection

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

  • online data backup (remote data backup)

    Online data backup (remote data backup) is a method of off-site storage in which data is regularly backed up over a network on a remote server, typically hosted by a provider.

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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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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

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    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

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  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

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  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

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