Cloud computing has given rise to a new paradigm of software application development. It provides the users with on-demand access to reconfigurable computational resources that can be provisioned rapidly with minimal manual intervention, giving users the power to develop any type of software application. Cloud computing is an amalgamation of various technologies such as virtualization, web services, inexpensive hardware and multi-tenancy. Organizations often move data to the cloud from their own data centers and vice versa. The movement of critical and sensitive data is often a cause of concern for organizations. The various models provided by the cloud service providers are interdependent and a security breach in one layer, like Platform as a Service (PaaS), will affect both Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) models.Read More
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:Read More
When 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:Read More
Despite the fact that data managers struggle with maturing data volumes and reduction in budgets, innovative minds and organizations are doing everything humanly possible to not only reduce costs, but also scale infrastructure. The invention of Internet based cloud backup solutions aspire to provide unending, continuous access to data vaults, increase operational efficiencies, and meet the rigorous compliance regulations; at the same time, deploying shared resources that bring in better ROI.Read More
In Part I, we discussed common data related mistakes companies make such as: process short-cuts due to budget constraints, an attitude of "it won't happen to us", and poor data integration. In part II, we will discuss some more common mistakes:Read More
Are you ready for the unexpected? Successful businesses are run by smart people who learn from mistakes – the things they didn’t expect. Many companies make mistakes with IT planning, especially, if they don’t have skilled IT staff or resources in house. Here are some of the common mistakes that many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) make and what you can learn to, hopefully, avoid them.Read More
Companies understand the importance of data backup, therefore, they use some form of data backup solution for data protection. It is critical that companies test their recovery procedure. It is the duty of the IT admin to test backup plans and their validity from time to time. Always keep in mind that disaster can occur at anytime, and you certainly don't want to do your testing during an actual disaster.
Testing is Critical
Testing for disaster recovery (DR) is not an option; in fact, it is a basic requirement of any system.Read More
According to an InfoWatch report, there were 1,395 cases of data leaks in 2014. The report revealed that due to insiders' actions, 350 million personal data records have been compromised, representing about 73% of the leaks. When you further break these figures by guilty persons, 54% were caused by employees, 26% by intruders, and the rest were by contractors, managers, system administrators, former employees, and other unknown entities.Read More
When it comes to data protection, use and sharing, there are lots of legislations that are in place and some of them include: The Data Protection Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the HIPPA, as well as other legislation. However, it is surprising to know that little or nothing is said about the fate of Digital Assets when a business is closed or purchased/merged with another. In these situations, it is important to use your common sense and make sure your actions do not compromise the safety and security of any sensitive data your company may have.
Therefore, what is the best place to start?Read More
Wikipedia defines de-duplication as "a specialized data compression technique for eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data". In other words, de-duplication checks data backup transmissions and eliminates redundancies.
If you want to gain effectiveness in data storage for your business, it is necessary to focus your attention on a de-duplication technology that is suitable for your specific needs.Read More