Stories by Marc Crespi, vice president of product management, ExaGrid Systems

How to choose between scale-up vs. scale-out architectures for backup and recovery

There is a lot of discussion in the storage industry in regard to "scale-up" versus "scale-out" architectures for backup and recovery operations. More and more organizations are reducing or eliminating the use of tape by deploying disk-based appliances that use deduplication. But the architectural approach used by the appliance vendor can make a significant difference to the performance, scalability and total cost of the selected solution.