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Recovery Comes After Backups, But Recovery Thinking Comes Before Backup Planning

Before you start thinking about your backup tool selection and your backup schedule, start thinking about your backup strategy. There's more to effective backups than simply copying files. Today's […]

3 Hybrid Cloud Use Cases That Don't Require Cloud Bursting

Cloud bursting has been difficult for many businesses to achieve. While the ability to share data and processing between on premises and public cloud resources offers a cost-effective method of […]

8 Ways Disaster Recovery as a Service Reduces the Impact of Downtime

Making disaster recovery processes reliable and repeatable is critical to business survival. The dependence of business operations on data means the financial costs of downtime are significant. […]

How Will You Minimize Your IT Downtime?

The costs of downtime continue to rise. One statistic claims that for nearly a quarter of survey respondents, the cost of server downtime was more than $300,000. That's per hour, not per incident.

Webinar: Next Gen Cloud Security – How to Protect Your Data

The top concern for organizations moving to the cloud – security. While many businesses turn to the cloud as a destination for their backups and to provide disaster recovery (DR) capability, using […]

Backup Decisions Need to Consider the Recovery Process

When everything works right, your backup process is invisible. Jobs automatically run to successful completion. The restore process is never as invisible as backups, because the restore process is […]

Solve the IT Challenge in Remote Offices With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

A big business can have lots of small offices, each needing information technology services. Providing the IT support they need effectively without maintaining an on-site presence in each location […]

Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing Cloud Backup

Cloud-based backup solutions are a good choice for many organizations, but making the process easy, efficient, and secure requires careful planning. These are some questions you should think […]

Build a Resilient Architecture That Handles Cloud Outages

The cloud offers high resiliency, but it isn't perfect: read the service level agreement closely and you'll see the guaranteed uptime isn't 100%. Even big cloud providers like Amazon Web Services […]

Ask These Questions Before You Migrate Your Database to the Cloud

The conversation about migrating databases to the cloud tends to focus on the mechanics of getting your data to the cloud. That's jumping the gun. Before talking about how to move the data, you […]

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