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Feature Consolidation on Backup Appliances Currently Under Way

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Integrating backup software, cloud services support, deduplication, and virtualization into a single hardware appliance remains a moving target. Even as backup appliance providers merge these technologies into their respective appliances, the methodologies they employ to do so can differ significantly between them. This becomes very apparent when one looks at growing number of backup appliances from the providers in the market today.

Nexsan UNITY Brings the World of Shadow IT Back under IT’s Control; Interview with Nexsan’s CEO Robert Fernander, Part 3

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Whether companies like it or not, individuals within their organizations over the last few decades have adopted the technologies that they need in order to more effectively do their jobs. One such adoption has been the use of public file sync-n-share technologies that put data – and the control of it – outside of the purview of corporate IT. In this third and final installment in my interview series with Nexsan’s CEO Robert Fernander, he explains how Nexsan’s UNITY empowers organizations to bring this part of the world of shadow IT back under corporate control.

Security Industry Turning to Big Data to Accelerate Analysis of Event and Log Data

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Yesterday I broke away from my normal routine of analyzing enterprise data protection and data storage technologies to take a closer look at enterprise security. To do so, I stopped by the Omaha Tech Security Conference held at the local Hilton Omaha conference center and visited some of the vendors’ booths to learn more about their respective technologies. In so doing, it quickly became evident from my conversations with a number of security providers that they recognize their need to introduce Big Data analytics into their products to convert the data, events, and incidents that they record and log into meaningful analysis that organizations can consume and act upon.

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