Is Tape Backup Dead?

Is the age of tape backup finally coming to a close? Maybe, but plenty of companies are still heavily invested in tape backup and are wrestling with the decision to migrate from tape to disk or cloud...

January 7, 2020

Operational Complexity

How is IronClad Partner Advantage Different?

  Most other technology companies call it a “done deal” when contracts are signed and POs are in hand. At Cobalt Iron, we take the opposite approach. A signed contract and PO don’t represent an end,...

December 19, 2019

Partner News

Best Practices for Enterprise NAS Backup

In today’s enterprises, tremendous amounts of business-critical data are held in network-attached storage (NAS). Enterprise NAS systems are designed for high performance, capacity, and scalability,...

December 10, 2019

Smart Data Protection

Stop Believing These 3 Myths About Enterprise Backup And Recovery

Backing up enterprise data has never been more important, but it can be a daunting challenge for today’s IT managers. It’s little wonder that enterprise backup might feel overwhelming, especially...

November 19, 2019

Operational Complexity

How to Quit Data Domain

There was a time when Dell EMC’s Data Domain deduplication and compression appliances were a must-have for backup operations. Purpose-built for on-premises backup and recovery, these stand-alone,...

November 14, 2019

Legacy Challenges

Petabyte - How Much Information Could it Actually Hold?

When a customer says to me, "Hey, I've got two petabytes of tape data I need to move," it’s time to talk about the physics of a petabyte and what that really means. How long to move it, and what work...

October 31, 2019

Automation

How to Map Your Journey to Autonomous, Secure Data Protection

If you’re responsible for procuring, deploying, managing, or maintaining data backup and recovery to meet your company’s SLAs, then you know that keeping your data protection operation up-to-date and...

October 24, 2019

Smart Data Protection

What is Cobalt Iron Compass™?

Compass™ is the new name of Cobalt Iron's flagship SaaS-based enterprise data protection platform. It has transformed data backup, security, and recovery for enterprises around the world, and now has...

October 15, 2019

Automation

How to Improve Cloud Enterprise Backup

Anyone who’s responsible for enterprise data backup knows the pain. You absolutely need data protection, but the operational complexities and costs are becoming less and less tolerable. Though it...

October 9, 2019

cloud

Life as a backup administrator: A before-and-after story

The life of a backup administrator is all about data. Storing data, protecting data, managing data, and of course, restoring data (quickly) when needed.

August 28, 2019

Legacy Challenges