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New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Modernizing Backup Operations, Trail Map Edition!

The traditional method of backing up data is benefiting from expanded technologies these days. Well-known advances include flash drives, cloud storage, and object storage (made popular by Amazon’s S3 service). This Guide to Modernizing Backup Operations concisely covers the range of options in modern backup and storage, converging on a holistic solution that combines the technologies and makes them easy to manage without needing to know the details of each system.

Storage is categorized in many ways, with the traits and advantages of each laid out. In media, we have tape, disk, and flash. Storage formats include block, file, and object. Remote filesystems such as NFS and combined solutions such as RAID and storage area networks (SAN) are also discussed. And of course, all these options present new cost and performance issues in the cloud.

The Guide then moves onto the integrated solution presented by StorSafe from FalconStor, which is in the form of a virtual tape library (VTL). The reference to one of the oldest forms of backup—tape—reminds us of the wide range of tools expecting tape as the storage medium. But a VTL such as StorSafe recognizes all common media, supports many vendors, and handles different stages of backup such as archiving (Figure 1). The book explains how the solution can deal with needs for capacity, performance, and security through encryption.


This Guide also shows how the Container Storage Interface (CSI) and Container Object Storage Interface (COSI) standards provide storage to Kubernetes, as well as how Scality ARTESCA solutions, offered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, make working with object storage in the cloud a breeze.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, taking the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, this resource is packed full of trusted information about combining all your storage needs in one manageable solution!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • Expanded Uses for Backups in Modern Companies
  • Advantages and Drawbacks of Different Media
  • The Effects of the Cloud on Backups

Table of Contents

Introduction: Delivering at Production Speeds

The Need for (Backup) Speed

What Does a Modern Backup Infrastructure Look Like?

The StorSafe Advantage

Take a Holistic Approach

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About the Author

Trevor Pott has more than 20 years of experience as a systems and network administrator. From DOS administration to cloud native information security, Pott has deep security knowledge and a career that matches the diversity of the IT industry itself.

About FalconStor

FalconStor (OTCQB: FALC) is a data protection leader that enables enterprises to modernize their data backup and archival operations across data centers and public clouds, delivering increased data security and providing the fastest recovery from ransomware attacks while driving down costs by up to 90 percent. A proven technology leader with more than 40 patents, FalconStor has more than an exabyte of data under management, and is trusted by more than 1,000 enterprise customers and an ecosystem of managed service providers and resellers worldwide. To learn more, visit and stay connected with them on YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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