12 Best Practices for Data Backup and Recovery

Hybrid solutions combine onsite software with offsite cloud services to give you data protection that offers the best of both worlds: near-instantaneous access to your (local) backup data and, in case of a sitewide disaster, ensured access to a copy of your data that’s safely stored in an offsite location. This approach is especially valuable

Seven Questions to Ask When Considering an All-in-One Data Protection Solution

Most administrators who consider an all-in-one data protection (DP) solution are looking for the fastest, most cost-effective path to securing enterprise data, as well as the simplest system to manage and support. That’s because piecing together a comprehensive solution from separate components is a complex, laborious process that requires research, testing, integration, deployment, perhaps working

Beyond Technology: Backup and Recovery Best Practices

If you’re like most IT experts, you’ll focus first on the technology. You’ll make sure you have the hardware and software to perform backups. You’ll build out the required storage, making sure you have floor space and power in a data center, and so on. Next, you’ll tier your systems: What data is most critical?

Cloud Storage—The Issues and Benefits

Remote or cloud-based storage solutions have been around for many years. The pendulum between local onsite storage (and control) and cloud-based storage services has swung several times over the course of storage technology development. Storage location and control has changed with the dominance of mainframes, client/servers, and PCs, and the changes in price and capabilities