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backup

1 a duplicate computer, data file, equipment, or procedure for use in the event of equipment failure.
2 The act of creating another copy of a file, group of files, or an entire computer hard drive.

backup

Informatics A function that allows users to copy one or more files to a storage pool to protect against data loss. See Incremental backup, Mirroring, Selective backup. Cf Restore.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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Organizations come to ExaGrid because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage.
High-Rely offers a wide range of network-attached and direct-attached backup storage solutions.
This can reduce the burden on IT staff backing-up many sites by providing a simple disaster recovery solution that can help reduce capital and operational costs associated with it, while minimizing backup storage needs at remote offices.
In addition to a backup storage system to be procured.
A side benefit of a tiered mobile backup storage model that relegates the highest levels of protection to the most important mobile media is that it lets organizations minimize storage costs.
Organizations are used to buying from large vendors such as EMC, but when it comes to backup storage, the EMC solution is first-generation, using inline deduplication with a scale-up architecture.
The intelligent backup capabilities of SAN-based replication appliances allow an application group to be snapped from the production storage to the backup storage and a specific version of the data presented to the media server for archive to tape.
Integrated optical device support for a wide range of backup storage devices, including CD and DVD drives as well as external USB hard drives and flash storage devices.
Largest independent backup storage provider continues momentum with double-digit, year-over-year growth and record revenues
Wouldn't we be better off if backup systems could cooperate with systems management and patch remediation frameworks to decide which machines are most at risk and therefore get highest priority in our backup storage pool until a threat subsides?
Additionally, Spectra Logic products provide interoperability between SCSI and Fibre Channel hosts and devices, linking open systems SAN infrastructures to the backup storage.
Building a product to meet our customers' backup storage requirements has always been our primary goal," said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid.