Backup Archives | Nasuni
State of backup in 2017
01
Jun

The State of Backup in 2017: New Nasuni eBook

No IT group loves their backup. It’s expensive. It’s difficult to manage. And it often fails to come through when you need it most. So...
World backup day
31
Mar

Today is World Backup Day 2017 – For Nasuni Enterprise Customers, It Can Be a Vacation Day

March 31st has become World Backup Day, a day meant to remind everyone to focus on “the enormous task of preserving our increasingly digital heritage...
Eliminate backup
30
Mar

An Alternative to Backup? Finally Yes, Thanks to the Cloud and Continuous File Versioning

The cloud is enabling IT to rethink its use of legacy tools and processes that, for years, have been costly and cumbersome. Storing and protecting...
Men at computers
27
Mar

5 Best Practices for Freeing IT Resources

Each year, IT is tasked with a growing number of strategic or business-changing initiatives. There are more of these projects, and they are more important to...
State of backup in 2017
21
Feb

4 Features IT Should Expect from a Backup Solution

No IT group loves their backup. It’s expensive. It’s difficult to manage. And it often fails to come through when you need it most. So...
Tape drives
07
Dec

Confessions of a Former Tape Jockey: The Evolution of Data Protection in the Cloud Era

In the early 1980s, my first job out of school was in IT. As the minion in the group, I had the thankless role of...
23
Feb

How Snapshots Can Replace Backup as a Primary Data Protection Solution

The cloud is changing data storage and protection in fundamental ways, and the snapshot is no exception. Snapshots are images of a disk at particular...
07
Jan

What’s Next For Enterprise Storage? 2016 Predictions

What an amazing year. In 2015, we doubled our business for the third year in a row. We released UniFS® 7 with all new Sync...
29
Sep

The Slow and Painful Death of Backup

There is risk in predicting the demise of any powerful and popular technology. Antivirus software and firewalls have hung around far longer than some predicted,...
02
Sep

The Unexpected Benefits of Cloud-integrated Storage

Enterprises typically start searching for a cloud-integrated storage solution to address a particular problem. It could be the unchecked growth in the size and volume...
02
Feb

Groundhog Day – The Storage Version

We all know the movie – Bill Murray plays an annoyed and despondent weatherman sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover Groundhog Day for yet another...
19
Nov

File Storage – The Stack is Odd Against You

Wait what? Isn’t that ‘the odds are stacked against you’? Yes, that too, but actually I wanted to address how odd today’s storage stack has...
22
Aug

Storage that’s bigger on the inside and can travel through time? Must be a TARDIS.

I recently had the pleasure of being on a panel at the ILTA 2014 Educational Conference. At the conference they open the exhibit hall the first night...
09
May

Five Things You Can Do If You Don’t Have to Pay for Backup

If you’re a typical enterprise IT department, caught between a multi-million dollar backup upgrade and a hard place, this post is for you. No CIO...
02
Apr

Cut the Fat Out of Your IT Budget With This One Neat Trick

Take a look at your IT budget. Take the cap off your red pen. Run a line straight through all backup costs. Doesn’t that look...
11
Mar

Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage

Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and DropBox. Everything is connecting....
27
Aug

Amazon Glacier – Archive in the Clouds

Anytime Amazon makes a big announcement relating to their cloud offering you can bet it will create a buzz in the storage industry. Last week...
29
Mar

World Backup Day

According to Wikipedia, the term “Hallmark holiday” is used predominantly in the United States to describe a holiday that is perceived to exist primarily for...
23
Feb

Top 5 Reasons for Disaster Recovery

With our guaranteed 15 minute disaster recovery and several years under our belt with our product, we’ve gotten an understanding of the top reasons for...
21
Feb

Nasuni’s Disaster Recovery to the Rescue (Again)

We’re never happy when one of our customers goes through a disaster or work disruption of any kind. Several months ago we heard of another...
16
Jan

DR Solutions: Recovering from a True Disaster

Early in 2011 we had our first production disaster recovery event. We had thoroughly tested the Filer’s DR capabilities countless times on our own, and...
11
Jan

5 Storage Predictions for 2012

2011 was quite a year for the storage industry. From the billion dollar acquisitions to the disruptive flooding in Thailand, it was a year to...
01
Dec

Archive vs. “Archive-ish” Data

Ask anyone in IT to define “archive data” and chances are it would go something like this: “Data that is no longer active, but still...
14
Apr

The Best Backup is No Backup.

Rethinking backup in the era of the cloud In the scale of miserable IT jobs, backup ranks up there with building a full rack of...
12
Apr

Too Big to Backup

Data Protection in the Cloud Amazon S3 is the largest public storage system in the world. In 2008, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, estimated that...
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