In many organizations, backup data accounts for more than 50% of all stored data. Although this does not translate into 50% of storage equipment, this much stored data costs money and significant resources to maintain. Given fast-growing rates of data growth, and since corporations are famously reluctant to delete large amounts of data, this percentage is only going to grow in environments using traditional methods of data protection. This amount of data growth plus flat IT budgets is causing storage architects and backup admins to rethink their data protection strategies.
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Disk vs. tape performance is the largest single factor changing the nature of the data protection marketplace
This private cloud architecture not only protects backed up and archived data, it enables swift and granular recovery, active archives and stored data protection that is second to none
Flexible protection features include eventually consistent replicas and erasure codes, which are conceptually similar to assigning different data protection schemes to different storage tiers