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By Jen Newman After reading the blog “Is RAID/Replication/Erasure Coding Backup?” by Curtis Preston, it got me thinking about the benefits of backup over RAID, erasure coding and replication. Preston discusses the concept of history and how backup allows you to ‘back up time.’ RAID, erasure coding and replication alone allow you to replicate data […]

By Commvault Recently I read a blog by Curtis Preston of Storage Switzerland addressing the question of ‘What is Backup?’ For established IT organizations it seems that backup should be like ‘Mom and Apple Pie.’ It should be safe, secure and with NO drama. And yet, Curtis’ commentary clearly highlights the struggles that many organizations have with […]