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Do You Have a Backup Solution or a Backup Mixture?


You took high school chemistry, right? Do you remember that a “mixture” is a combination in which the substances can be separated, but a “solution” is a combination in which the substances cannot be separated after combining?

Backup vendors talk about their “backup solutions” or “data protection solutions”.

But are they really solutions? Can the parts be untangled? Should they be?

Ten years ago, you’d buy a mixture. You’d buy some tape libraries, data movement and cataloging software, some big friendly servers, maybe some disk arrays, perhaps a database package, a reporting package, operating system licenses… speaking of licenses, you’d spend at least as much time fiddling with those as you would with the actual management of your data protection policies and hosts. You’d probably also hire a truck service to store your tapes off-site.

To learn more, read the entire article here, Do You Have a Backup Solution or a Backup Mixture?

Cobalt Iron The Cobalt Iron founding team and employees are committed to accelerating the use of analytics and cloud resource to create an economic impact – save money, make money and win competitive battles. Our team has over 100 years of data protection design, development, and deployment experience.

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