Happy World Backup Day!

Finally – a day to celebrate everything about backup.   We know that backups can sometimes be seen as a necessarily evil, but let’s face it – backing up and protecting data is more important than ever.  Both for consumers at a personal level, but also for businesses, digital information is more valuable than ever.

And sure the nature of backup is changing – the idea of ‘batch backup’ that businesses have employed for years is going away, with new technologies and approaches for storing and protecting data coming out all the time.  It’s an interesting opportunity to reflect on where Quantum has been in the world of backup as a leader in various technologies, and now where we’re going as a storage company.

From past technology and market leadership and innovation in DLT tape, LTO tape, to ongoing leadership of LTO tape automation, to owning the fundamental patent in variable-length deduplication, Quantum has demonstrated innovation and a commitment to provide solutions to our customers as backup technologies change.  Technologies like deduplication and tape will continue to play a fundamental role in backup and DR storage, whether on premise or in the cloud, since minimizing the storage, cost and operational expense associated with backup will always be a priority.

And with ongoing innovation in high performance file system technologies to deal with unique storage challenges like 4K HD video workflows, and bringing cloud storage and protection technologies, like object storage, to the enterprise – we’re continuing our commitment to bring our customers the best technologies for data storage and protection.

So even if the notion of backup completely changes, our customers and partners know they can rely on Quantum solutions to make sure their data will be available when they need it.

Here’s to many more years of successful backups, restores and recoveries of data!

(Case Study) The University of San Diego Revamps VM Backup

The University of San Diego IT staff was an early supporter of virtualization and today nearly 98% of its servers are VMs. When the staff saw that their legacy backup and disaster recovery system could no longer keep up, the team knew it had to look for a better solution.

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