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This post is about how traditional database backup products work and how Zetta's new SQL server backup feature, which is part of our DataProtect solution, does the job in a distinctly different way. Both the solution and this post were created because finding a database backup solution for a medium-sized organization is painful. Database Backup Using "Full, Differential, and Log" Modes Most traditional database backup products use "full, differential, and log" based backup modes. So, what do these terms mean? A full backup is just what it implies - everything. A log is essentially a list of the changes the database has made since the last full backup. If you have a full backup from, say, 4/1/12 and logs that cover 4/1/12 - 4/10/12, you can take the original backup, and replay the logs, bringing it current to the 4/10/12 version. A differential is similar to a log bas... (more)

Simplifying Server Backups: Reducing Operator Intervention

by Gary Sevounts, VP Marketing at Zetta 72% of IT directors we surveyed recently think the biggest server backup challenge is complexity. Maintaining an effective backup process for critical data is a priority for many organizations, but despite rapid changes in technology in the last 10 years, the backup process has evolved little. What makes backup such a challenge? Backup Operator Intervention Finding the Right RPO and RTO Keeping Up With Data Growth Inability to Validate Backups This article is the first in a series that will offer some perspective on overcoming backup challen... (more)

Astute Selected as Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine

Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, today announced that it has been selected as a 2012 Product of the Year finalist by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com in the Enterprise Storage System category.  Featuring Astute's 100 percent Networked Flash architecture and patented DataPump Engine, ViSX performance storage appliances eliminate I/O performance barriers for business critical applications deployed in physical and virtual infrastructures. Storage I/O constraints are the primary cause of unacceptable performance for business-critical applica... (more)

Demartek Lab Report Finds Astute Networks Delivers Superior Performance

Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, today announced findings from the Demartek report, "Lab Evaluation of Astute Networks ViSX G4 iSCSI Flash Storage Appliance." The recently released report evaluated the performance of the Astute ViSX solid state storage solution relative to two competitive all flash storage arrays and found that ViSX delivered a two to five times performance and price/performance advantage over the competitive iSCSI-based storage arrays. "Astute has produced an excellent iSCSI all-flash storage appliance with their ViSX G4, ach... (more)

CPU Inc. Joins Astute Partner Program

Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, and Computer Peripherals Unlimited (CPU) Inc., a leading worldwide VAR and distributor of storage and backup solutions, has announced that CPU Inc. has become an authorized reseller of Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliances.  As a certified AstuteNET partner, CPU will offer Astute's innovative, cost-effective flash storage solution to its customers across North America. "Our customer base has growing needs for storage solutions that eliminate I/O bottlenecks and increase application performance for both vir... (more)