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Keep Tape If You Want, But Use the Cloud for Backups Too

Does anyone still backup to tape? Turns out the answer is yes, lots of companies still use tape as a backup media. If your goal is 3-2-1 backup (keeping at least 3 copies of your data, storing […]

Keep Backups Boring

No one thinks making backups is an exciting use of technology. People think backups are routine and boring, and they aren't given much attention. That's probably a fair assessment, most of the […]

Overcome the Big Challenges of Backing Up Big Data

Big Data projects are no longer special projects that run once. Businesses now run analytics programs every day, searching for insights and competitive advantages. As analytics are now integrated […]

New Year's Resolution: Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan for 2019

It's drawing close to the end of the year. Time is running out to get your disaster recovery (DR) strategy updated to keep you safe in 2019. Here's what you need to do:

Are you Utilizing the Best Veritas NetBackup Licensing Model for Your Organization?

Veritas NetBackup has been a best-in-class Enterprise Data Protection Solution for many years.  Veritas ranked #1 in Backup and Recovery Software Market Share Revenue, Worldwide for 2017 with 24% […]

Discover the Business Benefits of a Hyperconverged Backup Solution

When creating backups just means copying data to another location and filing it away for safekeeping, that means creating backups is just an undesirable expense that adds no business value. But […]

Don't Settle for Backup as a Service When You Need Disaster Recovery as a Service

There's a big difference between cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and it's important to be clear on the distinction before you commit to either.

Solve Your IT Challenges by Working With a Managed Services Provider

Managed services can run your cloud, supervise your backups, and generally ensure that your IT runs more smoothly. With specialized expertise, managed services providers ensure a level of service […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Don't Be Limited By A Traditional Backup Solution

Data centers are being remade with new technology. Virtualization and the cloud have fundamentally changed the way servers and data are managed, while the 24x7 internet and analytics have […]

Do You Have a Modern Backup Strategy?

Backup is no longer as simple as copying files to tape and sending them to off-site storage. Because businesses depend so heavily on data, backups need to support high availability and rapid […]

Use Secondary Storage to Find More Value in Your Backed Up Data

Do you think of your archived backup data as a waste of space? It's time to change your perspective: backup data is the most important data you have. Far from not being useful, it's the most […]

Do You Need a New Backup Strategy?

No matter how effective a technology is, there comes a time when it no longer meets the business' needs and needs to be replaced by a newer, better technology. Is your backup strategy reaching its […]

Slow Recovery from Backups Is No Longer an Option

Online systems and data are intricately woven through today's businesses. Sales can't be closed, products can't be designed, and decisions can't be made without access to data and applications. […]

Use Different Backup Strategies to Meet Different Backup Needs

If you're looking for a single backup solution, you're probably going to be disappointed. Backups serve multiple purposes within an enterprise: maintain the historical trail of data for compliance […]

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