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Can 'Self-Protecting' Storage and Hyperconverged Systems Replace Traditional Backup?

Published: 10 February 2017

ID: G00323636

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen


Rebelling against high backup cost, organizations are increasingly evaluating "self-protecting" storage and hyperconverged integrated systems with lightweight backup. This research offers the pros and cons of such systems and key decision-making factors for I&O managers and architects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt Storage-Native Data Protection in a Homogeneous Storage Environment to Reduce Backup Cost, but Beware of Its Limitations
  • Determine the Inflection Point for Changing Backup Solutions and Focus on Cost, SLAs and Operational Efficiency

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