Backup is not Archive

Good post by Joseph Ortiz (thank you)

In order to protect their data while dealing with explosive data growth, many organizations have started backing up their data to the cloud in an effort to reduce their storage and data center costs as well as obtaining data redundancy without the need to maintain a separate physical DR site. Many also mistakenly believe that these additional backup copies qualify as archive copies. Unfortunately, they do not.

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How Fusion-io’s latest flash interface changes the game for web-scale applications

Post by Maria Deutscher (thank you)

Unable to keep pace with Moore’s law, traditional disk storage has become the weak link in corporate  IT environments, with the ever-widening I/O gap between processors and mechanical drivers (and historically just as significantly, the absence of a genuinely viable alternative) leaving developers no choice but to build artificial restrictions into their software.

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