SSD life span
SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?
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SSD life span is an important factor in data security and efficient backup strategies. Are electronic flash memories as reliable as classic hard drives with magnetic storage? When does their service life end, and are there any indications of an imminent failure? What should you do in the event of an emergency? Is data recovery possible, and is it even worth it?

SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?
RAID level comparison
RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared
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When combining hard disks in a RAID, you can choose between different standard setups called RAID levels. The predefined combinations determine the arrangement of individual hard disks and methods to store data in a RAID network. But what are the approaches of the most important RAID levels? And which one should you use?

RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared
DRaaS
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): the more advanced backup
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Throughout the course of digitization, employees and employers became aware of the importance of backups. The 3-2-1 rule was considered the golden rule - where two redundant copies of each file are kept. As technology continues to evolve, cloud-based solutions are becoming more popular. Thus, Disaster Recovery as a Service has established itself as an important cloud service.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): the more advanced backup
Cloud disaster recovery
Cloud Disaster Recovery: well-prepared for worst case scenario
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One of the biggest tasks for IT managers is to ensure the long-term security of data, software, and hardware. Where issues arise, a rapid recovery is essential. Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) is a concept that is ideally suited for these purposes. But what exactly distinguishes cloud protection and how does it differ from conventional backup solutions?

Cloud Disaster Recovery: well-prepared for worst case scenario
Data sovereignty
Data sovereignty: an explanation
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What happens to digital data after a company stores contacts, emails, and files in the cloud? Businesses that work with third-party providers need to know who retains data sovereignty over business and customer data when it is stored on external servers. Read on to find out how data sovereignty is legally regulated.

Data sovereignty: an explanation
RAID 10
RAID 10: Mirroring and striping combined
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RAIDs are a good solution for improving the performance of hard drives. The individual standardized levels provide different approaches to boost reliability or the throughput rate of system networks. RAID 10 relies on complete data redundancy. Data is stored in a distributed manner and can be read quickly. Find out what’s behind the RAID level!

RAID 10: Mirroring and striping combined
RAID 6
RAID 6: Storage technology to minimize data loss
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Combining hard drives to form a RAID is an attractive solution to optimize the performance and security of individual drives. One such approach that’s been hailed for its high safety factor is the RAID 6 technology. As an extension to the popular RAID 5 level, this network protects from data loss when two hard drives fail – all without having to duplicate your data manually.

RAID 6: Storage technology to minimize data loss
RAID 5
RAID 5: What you need to know about the RAID level
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A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) can be used to improve data security or the performance of storage solutions. The specific advantages of a network depend on the selected RAID level. Find out how RAID 5 – a system of three or more hard drives – can improve security and throughput rate.

RAID 5: What you need to know about the RAID level
RAID 1
RAID 1: understanding the hard disk compound
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Hardly a storage concept embodies the RAID principle (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) as well as RAID 1 in which two or more hard disks are linked to save copies of data for access in case of system failure. Find out more about RAID 1 and why mirroring makes this network so special.

RAID 1: understanding the hard disk compound
RAID 0
RAID 0: what’s behind the RAID level?
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A Redundant Array of Independent Disks, or RAID for short, is a combination of several hard disks to form a single logical drive. Systems like these typically follows a redundant storage concept for higher security. The standard RAID 0 is an exception because it only seeks to optimize the data throughput by coupling several hard drives.

RAID 0: what’s behind the RAID level?