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For Virtual, Cloud & Hybrid Computing, One Backup is better than Two

For Virtual, Cloud & Hybrid Computing, One Backup is better than Two

Virtualization and Cloud Change the Backup Landscape Most organizations today are leveraging the advantages of virtualization and Cloud. Some organizations go so far as to not maintain physical servers. The majority of enterprises take a hybrid approach. In a hybrid computing environment, one must ask the following: what can you do to safeguard everything adequately,(…)

Why You Need Constant Continual Backup

Why You Need Constant Continual Backup

Why a Continual Backup Strategy is a Best Practice Many, if not most traditional data protection mechanisms no longer meet the needs of today’s organization. These traditional plans typically only backup the data once every day (if that) and only capture a snapshot of the data. However, what most businesses need is the opposite: constant and continual(…)

Defining Online Backup Success

Defining Online Backup Success

This site is focused on providing best practices, technologies, strategies, examples and techniques to help organizations achieve Online Backup “success” – whether that’s a backup & recovery, replication, disaster recovery or a business continuity initiative. How does one define Online Backup “success”? There are as many (correct) answers to that question as there are types of organizations(…)

Five Practices to Ensure 100% Data Recovery

Five Practices to Ensure 100% Data Recovery

As the old saying goes, “it’s not the backup that’s important…it’s the recovery”. This is a lesson many of us have learned when called upon to recover lost data – the backups are there, but the recovery just doesn’t “recover”. I remember a particularly painful experience the week before Christmas in 1992 – I was leading(…)

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