Windows Server 2012 (R2) Deduplication and you

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When someone mentions deduplication with regards to storage many people get blinded by dollar signs, very few people that I talk with know that they might have a perfectly good deduplication solution just sitting in their already provisioned server and not even know it.  Starting with Windows Server 2012, and …

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Tape is dead! Long live the tape! – Part II

Tape is dead! Long live the tape!

If you have read part I of Tape is dead! Long live the tape! you already know more about the differences between speed and performance regarding tape and disk devices. Section 3 ‘Tape is expensive’ started with a calculation to figure out whether or not this myth is true. 3) …

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Tape is dead! Long live the tape! – Part I

Tape is dead! Long live the tape!

It feels like there is a movement in some IT circles that say backup to tape is obsolete since ‘the cloud’ found its way into the datacenters of the world. Even in the times of private cloud services, SAN snapshots, SSD’s, and cheap public cloud storage we should take our …

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