The hardware nature of secondary storage solutions is curious. While performance and reliability are essential in these environments, it is not as critical as in production. It seems a natural market for a software solution that can leverage existing hardware and former production hardware. With the replication capabilities, the software solution overcomes the reliability concerns of using older hardware, but because it is software leveraging older hardware, it is significantly less costly to deploy. For organizations with plenty of servers and storage, organizations with strong relationships with server vendors, or organizations with many remote sites, a software-defined secondary storage solution makes a compelling case. Learn how you can use a software defined secondary storage solution and accelerate backups, reduce storage requirements and costs, and replicate to the cloud faster and safer for archiving and disaster recovery.