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Benefits of the Cloud Computing Revolution

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 3, 2016

Cloud computing can be succinctly described as an on-demand, anywhere, anytime service where customers are provided software and hardware capabilities which can be accessed independent of geographical location or specific device.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, cloud backup service

Advantages of Cloud Backup and Storage

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 1, 2016

Data backup is crucial – especially since data is becoming a critical component of business success. Technology for data backup, storage, encryption and recovery is rapidly changing to keep up with the explosion of data. Globally, more organizations are turning to cloud storage services to store their data. If you or your organization is considering using cloud services for data backup and storage, here are some reasons why it would be useful to backup data in the cloud:

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Topics: data backup, cloud storage, Data Recovery, Data Storage

Closing the Data Storage Affordability Gap

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 25, 2016

In the past decade, data volumes have been growing exponentially in every sector. Such growth has forced companies to spend substantial amounts of money, sometimes over their approved budget, to protect and manage the data. As a result, IT admins are searching for a way to effectively narrow the data affordability gap and find storage solutions that are cost effective, simple and optimized. 

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Topics: online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup providers, storage solutions

Four Backup Technologies You Need to Know

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 23, 2016

cloud-data-backup.jpgWhen considering cloud backup for your business, you will notice that there are thousands of service providers out there. Among those various service providers, there are different backup methodologies; each comes with their advantages and disadvantages. It is helpful to understand these to help you find the solution that will be the best fit for your situation.

 

To get started, here are few simple definitions:

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Topics: data backup, online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup providers

Understanding and Meeting Customers’ Cloud Service Wish List

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 18, 2016

Cloud based customer satisfaction is directly related to the efficiency and quality of the cloud services provided and the type and extent of the cloud support given. Customers demand customized services, depending on the nature of their business. Therefore, it is necessary to realize what customers actually need and what types of services are best for them. Detailed communication must be provided through strong and reliable customer support services. In fact, open communication is one of the best ways to make clients satisfied and happy. 

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Topics: Data Recovery, cloud backup, cloud backup service, cloud backup providers, cloud service, SLAs

Mitigating the Risk of DDoS Attacks

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 16, 2016

hacker.jpgEvery day, data is being attacked from various sources. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) or Denial of Service (DoS) is a type of attack that renders a website resource unavailable to its users. These disruptions can come from multiple sources including zombie machines and botnets, which are infected with malicious software and give the attacker the ability to control the hijack remotely. These attacks are utilized by Cyber criminals for financial gain or deliberate disturbance to a company.

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Topics: disaster recovery, data protection, cloud backup

Making the Case for Cloud Backup and Data Storage Budget

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 11, 2016

A report by Forrester Research and the National Retail Federation reveals that 97% of the CIOs rank cyber security defense in the top five items on their agenda. However, budgets remain a huge challenge for them. Almost half of the CIOs expect to work with a flat or declining IT budget while about one-third expect to see modest increases of less than 10%. In recent years, the difficulty of pursuing new technology initiatives while operating under a constrained IT budget has become a hot topic.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service

How Worried is Your Database Administrator?

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 9, 2016

If your database administrator is having sleepless nights, chances are, they may not have the right backup and data security solutions. Business leadership can sometimes be lulled into a false sense of security in thinking that their employees won’t steal or provide unauthorized access to company data. However, many studies show that most data loss can be attributed to authorized system users who unintentionally opened the system to a breach. Given this fact and the challenges of keeping IT systems up-to-date, many IT Administrators live with a constant consciousness of the risks and impending blame of data loss.

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Topics: data loss, online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service, cloud backup providers, data security

Electronic Discovery and Legal Mandates on Stored Data

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 4, 2016

Cloud storage e-discovery becomes essential when legal jurisdiction demands to provide discoverable data. In such circumstances, enterprises cannot get cloud services that do not support these legal mandates. 

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Topics: disaster recovery, Data Recovery, offsite storage, Data Storage, cloud backup, e-discovery, cloud service, stored data

Understanding Cloud Service Level Agreements

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 2, 2016

Businesses can survive in a competitive world by mitigating risks and accepting there will be unpredicted challenges. In order to address those challenges, enterprises develop a set of rules and procedures for how to react when an event occurs. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with different networks, systems and geographies or just your single office, it is important to have a predefined set of expectations for how your business will react to various situations. Part of these expectations includes your Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Since many organizations are utilizing an outsourced partner for cloud-based services, it is critical to understand what SLAs might apply and ensure that both parties are in agreement.

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Topics: Data Recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud service

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