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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

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

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

Preparing for Winter Weather

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 26, 2016

Those of us in Memphis may have dodged the recent “snowpocalypse” but much of the Northeast is still digging out from the feet of snow they received. This event is a great reminder that weather can have a big impact on your business.

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Topics: disaster recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery plan

Benefits of Consolidated Data Centers

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 21, 2016

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.

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, cloud backup solutions, cloud backup, cloud backup service, data center

Common Data Related Mistakes and How To Avoid Them - Part II

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 19, 2016

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:

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, online backup, cloud backup, data security, mission-critical data

Common Data Related Mistakes and How To Avoid Them - Part I

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 14, 2016

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.

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, cloud backup, cloud backup service, data security

Disaster Recovery Testing is Essential for Business Continuity

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 12, 2016

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.

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, Data Recovery

Common Myths about On-Premises Versus Cloud Deployment

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on December 29, 2015

There are many myths and assumptions concerning cloud deployment and on-premises systems. Before selecting the right option for data security, organizations must understand the truth behind these assumptions.

Some of the common myths are as follows:

  • Private cloud is more flexible and meet the basic needs of clients;
  • Private cloud is inexpensive option as compared to public cloud option;
  • Private cloud is more secure and compliant when compared to the public cloud;
  • Reliability and disaster recovery system of a private cloud is better than that of a public cloud;
  • By selecting private cloud, organizations are given adequate scalability that is not possible through public cloud.

Let us discuss in details the reasons why companies choose public cloud

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud service provider, Data Storage, public cloud, private cloud

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