Copy data refers to data in an organization that has been copied and retained for backup, archival and/or Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) preservation purposes. Copy data stands in contrast to production data, which is the data consumed, manipulated and/or managed in the daily operations of a business and its applications.
Data storage repositories for copy data include backup and disaster recovery software and services, business continuity, testing and development and more. These repositories frequently operate independent of other copy data operations in enterprises, resulting in multiple copies of files and other data in disparate locations, which can place considerable strain on a company’s data storage resources and budget.
The Emerging Copy Data Storage and Virtualization Market
The exponential proliferation of copy data in enterprises and the need to better manage and access it for both efficiency and cost savings has resulted in new categories of software and services such as copy data storage and copy data virtualization solutions. Examples of copy data solutions include Actifio’s Copy Data Storage and Copy Data Virtualization as well as the Delphix Virtual Data Platform.
Rocket is a containerization model developed by CoreOS that serves as an alternative to Docker. As with Docker, CoreOS Rocket automates the deployment of applications as portable, self-sufficient containers that can run virtually anywhere on any type of server. But while Docker has started to evolve into a complex platform that serves a variety of […]
- Apache Spark
Apache Spark is an open-source engine developed specifically for handling large-scale data processing and analytics. Spark offers the ability to access data in a variety of sources, including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3 and Cassandra. Apache Spark is designed to accelerate analytics on Hadoop while providing a complete suite of complementary […]
- Microsoft Parature
Microsoft Parature is a cloud-based customer engagement solution that enterprises can deploy to provide self-service capabilities to their customers. Examples of customer engagement capabilities provided by Microsoft Parature include self-service knowledge base portals for customers on the Web and social networks like Facebook, online chat systems for customer service and proactive sales opportunities, customer support […]
- GHOST Bug
The GHOST bug is a buffer overflow security vulnerability in some distributions of Linux that can potentially enable attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems. Specifically categorized as GHOST (gethostbyname) CVE-2015-0235, the GHOST bug flaw resides in the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in older versions of the GNU C Library (glibc) that is packaged […]
- Cloud App Policy
Cloud app policy refers to policies and procedures put in place by enterprises to ensure that the usage of cloud applications by employees complies with the overall corporate security plan as well as regulatory requirements. Policies Range From Minimal to Highly Restrictive The cloud app policies put in place by companies can range from minimal […]