Tape Backup Trumps Decentralization for SMBs

By Michael
August 9, 2011

I read an interesting post recently promoting a decentralized data storage model, with data stored redundantly at multiple physical locations. The author proposes this model for companies looking to avoid suffering these alleged woes of backing up to tape: a single point of failure, unmanageable backup windows and lost tapes. The article goes on to focus on how companies implementing a decentralized model can use WAN optimization technologies and strategies to avoid overloading their networks with large data transfers.

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