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  • How to Build a Storage and Backup Strategy for Your Small Business

    Today's businesses generate more data than ever before. Luckily, storage technology is correspondingly cheaper and more plentiful than ever before. This means your small business has work to do if you want to build an effective storage and backup strategy.

    Written by Paul Mah11 March 14 15:05
  • New disaster recovery pricing system bases charges on how much data is recovered, not backed up

    There's a dirty little secret in the disaster recovery
    industry, according to Dave Simpson, who tracks the storage market for the 451
    Research Group. Usually, customers require less recovery than industry vendors
    make them believe, he says. But vendors charge customers based on how much data
    they back up, when in reality it's rare for an organization to require a
    complete recovery of all its backed up data.

    Written by Brandon Butler10 July 13 16:20
  • Encryption as an enabler: the top 10 benefits

    If deployed correctly, encryption does not need to be a headache. Instead, encryption can be an enabler to achieve the flexibility, compliance and data privacy that is required in today's business environments.

    Written by Steve Pate, CTO and co-founder of HighCloud Security30 April 13 21:04
  • How to Recover Data on HHD, SSD and Flash-Based Memory

    Ever encounter a failed storage drive or delete an important file by mistake? Here's what you need to do. Step 1: Figure out if you can do it yourself or need to call in the professionals.

    Written by Paul Mah22 Jan. 13 14:27
  • In 2013, deduplication smartens up

    Deduplication, a fresh idea only a few years ago, has become a commodity, with organizations of all sizes deploying deduplication as just another feature in their data protection and backup solutions. This is progress. More data centers can eliminate the redundant data in their backup and storage systems to save money and increase efficiency. However, the job is not done. With deduplication in place, IT leaders can move on to adopting intelligent capabilities to ensure data is properly stored and protected. In 2013 data center managers will push for global deduplication that provides flexibility, scalability, performance and high availability of data.

    Written by Paul Kruschwitz, director of product management, FalconStor Software24 Dec. 12 16:45
  • 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.

    Written by Marc Crespi, vice president of product management, ExaGrid Systems04 Dec. 12 16:44
  • Schiavello to build second Melbourne data centre

    Melbourne-based furniture manufacturer Schiavello is in the planning stages for a second data centre as it looks to improve disaster recovery capability.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 Oct. 11 14:38
  • Tips for an effective disaster recovery plan

    According to some estimates, 2011 has become the year of billion-dollar natural disasters. With floods, storms and fires now a top-of-mind business risk concern, IBM has announced six tips that individuals, businesses and government agencies can use to help prepare their IT environments for natural disasters and a wide range of other threats.

    Written by Mark Phillips02 Sept. 11 10:59
  • Don't give up on tape yet

    DLT, SuperDLT, LTO, 3480, 3490e, 3590, 3570, TK50, 4mm-DDS, 8mm, AIT, QIC, and 9-track, these are a few of my favorite things. Not exactly how the old song goes, but rest assured that what you have on your old data tapes – regardless of the format – has more staying power and value than your old audio cassettes.

    Written by Bruce Modell, Enterprise Storage Specialist, CDW LLC08 April 10 02:49
  • What the Gulf Oil Spill can teach CIOs about disasters

    While I'm by no means trying to take attention away from the horrific environmental and economic disaster that the now largest oil spill in U.S. history has caused, I can't help but see some lessons that I and other IT professionals can learn from it.

    Written by Max Huang20 July 10 19:24