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GDPR is Coming: Understanding Article 17 and the Need for Secure Data Erasure

What sounds easy and has already happened accidentally without any further action, can be difficult to implement in reality.  For one thing, you have to know what exactly should be forgotten. On the other hand, you have to know how to actually forget everything completely. Without just a spark of information, the pink elephant can still be found. To find that out, you have to go deeper into the subject …Read More

All-Flash Arrays: Benefits and Disadvantages

With more storage and speed needed in the age of big data, all-flash arrays sound like the perfect solution to handle huge amounts of data. And since the prices for both flash NAND chips as well as SSDs  have fallen over the years, these questions arise: What is an all-flash array? And why should I go for an all-flash array? Simply put, an all-flash array is a solid state storage …Read More

What Sets the Data Recovery Expert Apart from the Computer Forensics Expert?

There are big differences between the data recovery specialist and the computer forensics professions, but there are many things in common. Both look for data that cannot be retrieved because of an accident or by a person’s own initiative. The data recovery specialist receives a storage medium from the client (in the case of larger RAID units, they may need to work via the internet or directly on-site) with the …Read More

How will GDPR Affect Email Retention?

With the 25th  of May closing in fast, companies still have a lot to think about in terms of how to remain compliant with the forthcoming GDPR legislation. There are so many elements to consider, however one commonly overlooked area is email; how should companies store and get rid of it when the GDPR comes into effect? Will companies need to make any changes to existing email retention policies? In …Read More

What is FLAPE?

The first time the term FLAPE appeared on the IT scene was in the summer of 2014. At that time the debate on whether tape is dead –  or not so dead – was still very hot and lobbyists from all sides of the table – HDD, SSD, and flash, as well as storage system manufactures, were arguing over the Internet. Then analysts from Wikibon presented new research showing that …Read More