Cloud backup & recovery News
April 24, 2017
Dell EMC has sold off another asset after its mega-merger. Dell EMC last week spun out Spanning Cloud Apps to Insight Venture Partners, less than three years after EMC acquired Spanning for its ...
March 29, 2017
ClearSky is expanding its focus beyond primary storage with the addition of automated backup and DR capabilities designed to help customers eliminate storage silos.
March 03, 2017
Tuesday's Amazon S3 outage reverberated around the internet, but cost and complexity will likely keep many users from scrambling to change their redundancy practices.
February 13, 2017
Scale Computing HC3 clusters provide primary storage and -- with Brocade switching -- data protection, in the form of disaster recovery across two sites.
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Disaster recovery as a service has fast become an ideal way for enterprises to tap the cloud to solve their disaster recovery challenges. Continue Reading
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For an organization considering backing up to the public cloud for the first time, the list of providers and offerings can seem endless. Discover key considerations. Continue Reading
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If you depend on Amazon Web Services or another cloud service provider, make sure you have a proper disaster recovery plan in place in the event of an outage. Continue Reading
Encryption is just one important element of backup data security in the cloud. Ask the right questions of your organization and your cloud provider to make sure your data is safe. Continue Reading
The rise of cloud computing adoption has given way to a countertrend: reverse cloud migrations. Service providers discuss the factors driving their customers' unclouding projects. Continue Reading
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If the cost of a secondary site keeps you up at night, disaster recovery as a service could help you sleep. A cloud-based DR option has several other benefits, as well. Continue Reading
Cost, RTO and expertise are important factors in selecting the right disaster recovery method. After careful analysis, the cloud may be the answer for your organization. Continue Reading
Microsoft has revamped and expanded features to streamline Azure management. Check out these five tips on Azure tools, automation and more to fine-tune your management process. Continue Reading
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The cloud generally makes sense for shorter-term data retention, but find out how it can also play a role in keeping data for longer periods of time. Continue Reading
Ensure protection against ransomware with snapshots and the cloud. Plus, implement stringent controls on backup storage to increase safety from attacks. Continue Reading
The purposes of data backup and archiving are quite different, as are the demands each technology places on the storage system. But most data centers, especially those in small to medium-sized organizations, don’t have formal archiving strategies, and given the capabilities of modern backup software and hardware, they may not need one.
The primary responsibility of backup is to restore the latest copy of data back to production storage as quickly as possible. The primary responsibility of an archive is to store data for a long period of time.
Today, there is an authentic convergence of backups and archives -- people are seeing them as complementary. Not only are backups and archives planned as parts of a single data protection strategy, but both sets of data are increasingly stored within the same protection-storage container and even sometimes managed by one team.
The convergence of backups and archives comes with benefits -- reduction in capital and operational costs as well as simplification of IT processes -- but also challenges, such as making sure that the software can perform the task, and readability of the backup and the archive.
The decision to merge data backups and archives often depends on the size of the archive. How much data needs to be retained and for how long? In this E-Book chapter, find out if the convergence of backups and archives will work for you, and learn about products that are facilitating this union.Continue Reading