James is a Partner at ActualTech Media where he writes, speaks, and creates engaging content around topics of interest in Enterprise IT. He is a 2014/15 vExpert, a Tech Field Day delegate, a freelance writer, and holds a number of technical certifications. He writes about virtualization at jdgreen.io and can be found on Twitter at @jdgreen.

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Don’t Get Bitten by Schrödinger’s Backup


There are two sayings you can find in virtually every article about data protection: “If your data doesn’t exist in at least two places, then it doesn’t exist,” and “If you can’t restore your data, then it doesn’t exist.” This is for good reason. …


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Do You Need an On-Prem Storage Vault?


Data protection has traditionally involved an on-prem storage vault, but as data protection solutions evolve, this requirement is becoming increasingly optional. On-prem storage vaults exist because if you do away with them, you eliminate cost and complexity while creating risk. Understanding how “cloud-first” data …



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The Hidden Costs of Backup Software


The focus of data protection has changed. Backups and data recovery used to exist primarily to protect against human error or natural disaster. The focus was on recovering from an accidental deletion or salvaging company data after a data center burned down. Today, data …