As winter turns to spring, many of us feel a need to de-clutter and clean our homes and offices. It’s a timely reminder that data can also accumulate in organisations’ IT systems and archives, making it difficult to manage and expensive to store.
Data Preservation: Mapping out a Reliable, Secure, and Effective Backup, Recovery & Archival (BURA) Plan for Small Business
In the online-all-the-time world, business literally runs on data. Data – or more specifically information culled from volumes of stored files – is the resource that drives business innovation, expansion, and profits. Absent this information, business can and sometimes does come to an abrupt halt.
This White Paper helps companies recognize the major categories of service providers offering online backup and recovery specifically for servers.
Back in the 1980′s, floppy drives were 5.5 inches, tapes were round, and disk drive capacity was measured in tens of megabytes, not the multiple terabyte versions we see today.
The problem backup administrators face today is the notion that backup does nothing for the bottom line. Since it’s not a customer facing application, it can be neglected and provided with minimal budget (same for disaster recovery (DR) by the way!). The good news for backup administrators is that the actual technology for backing up data has advanced dramatically over the last few years.
As companies continue to find new ways to save money, the new year holds promise for innovative solutions to the backup problem. As the process of backup and DR replication continue to converge, continuous data protection with multiple stage dedupe and replication should make an impact on the installed base of traditional backup solutions.
See Why is the backup process stuck in the 80′s?, by Chris Poelker, Intelligent Storage Networking, for ComputerWorld.
Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are essential components of overall business and IT planning. Since disasters do happen, it’s critical to have business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place before the need arises.
In 2004, the University of Hawaii experienced a flood that swamped the bottom floors of several buildings. As a result of the flood, the university library science program lost samples used in research projects, which then had to be restarted.
Databarracks’ latest survey results show that 87% of UK companies expect some storage growth within the next 12 months with more than half of these companies expecting to store up to 50% more data than the amount stored in the previous year.
Iron Mountain Digital, the technology arm of Iron Mountain, has announced the signing of a strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp. to deliver a cloud-based backup and recovery solution for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.
Enterprise Systems Backup and Recovery: A Corporate Insurance Policy
by Preston de Guise
The success of information backup systems does not rest on IT administrators alone. Rather, a well-designed backup system comes about only when several key factors coalesce—business involvement, IT acceptance, best practice designs, enterprise software, and reliable hardware. Published in October, 2008 Enterprise Systems Backup and Recovery: A Corporate Insurance Policy provides organizations with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and features involved in effective enterprise backups.
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