Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

David Linthicum

Backup is just good policy. We have whole industries that provide backup sites and backup technology. You need the ability to back up data and applications someplace, so they can be restored somehow, to keep the business running in case of some natural or manmade disaster that takes the primary business-critical systems down. They can be passive, meaning that you can restore the site in a short period of time and get back to operations.

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Hyper-convergence + backup software = scale-out backup nodes

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged infrastructure with built-in backup software brings scale-out capabilities to provide data protection nodes via pre-configured appliances that can build into clusters

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Backup 101: Incremental vs differential vs synthetic full backup

Computer Weekly

Backup methods pros and cons: Full, incremental, differential, synthetic full, incremental forever, and reverse incremental. We set out the advantages and drawbacks of each

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Firms urged to automate security certificate backup after Globalsign blackout

Computer Weekly

Online firms are being urged to reduce their dependency on single certificate authorities by automating backup processes

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Cloud backup saves data after fire destroys school

Computer Weekly

Data from The Academy secondary school in the seaside town of Selsey was restored just hours after a fire destroyed most of the premises, thanks to a cloud backup agreement set up a year earlier

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Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes

Computer Weekly

For enterprise backup, cloud integration and the ability to backup and be deployed in virtual machines as well as be controlled from the hypervisor are table stakes, along with data reduction and app-specific backup

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Ransomware: Protect yourself with good backup and cloud policies

Computer Weekly

The best way to protect against them is to have up-to-date in-house backups and to ensure cloud backups are adequately protected and availableMore ransomware attacks are likely.

The End of Backup

Data Center Knowledge

As many IT professionals have discovered too late, backups are also unreliable, a situation made even worse by the fact that bad backups typically aren’t discovered until there’s a need to restore. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Is Data Backup Really That Important

IT Toolbox

So, we have technology and access to affordable, yet best backup software, but should we really use it? s see if the following information can help you answer this question

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Laing O’Rourke unifies on-site and cloud backup on Commvault

Computer Weekly

Construction firm sweeps away tape and multiple backup products for single Commvault environment to cut admin time, slash backup windows and boost legal and regulatory compliance

Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes

Computer Weekly

For enterprise backup, cloud integration and the ability to backup and be deployed in virtual machines as well as be controlled from the hypervisor are table stakes, along with data reduction and app-specific backup

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Dubai-based logistics company automates backup through cloud

Computer Weekly

Cloud backup and storage automation are key to supporting expansion at Middle East logistics company, CWT-SML

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News UK dumps tape for backup with Zadara cloud storage

Computer Weekly

News publishing corporation saves up to 40% on hardware and software costs by switching in-house hardware for a cloud-first policy, using Zadara cloud storage as a backup target

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Commvault joins the hyper-converged backup wave with Hyperscale

Computer Weekly

Hyperscale Software and Hyperscale Appliance bring Commvault backup software in a reference architecture/software product or as a pre-configured server/storage box

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Iceland IT firm gets Cohesity hyper-converged backup boxes

Computer Weekly

Thekking scraps ageing IBM and HPE iron for Cohesity hyper-converged nodes with hybrid flash capacity to power deduplication for Veeam backups

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Cloud backup could have prevented Delta's meltdown

David Linthicum

However, Delta could not recover or switch to backup systems. I hope you weren't flying Delta this week. If you were, you know that Delta's systems experienced an outage, and of course passengers bore the brunt of it in hundreds of canceled and delayed flights. When Delta performs a postmortem on this outage, it will likely find that the outage was caused by a common occurrence: network failure. As my InfoWorld colleague Andrew C.

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Rubrik Alta adds Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV to backup appliance

Computer Weekly

Rubrik backup appliance now support all major physical and virtual server platforms in flash-equipped boxes that range from a few tens of TB to the hundreds

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PowerShell Backup Bitlocker Recovery Password One-Liner

Mick's IT Blog

While writing the solution for a secure and safe deployment of BIOS updates, I had to come up with a one-liner to backup the Bitlocker recovery password to a file named.txt in a secured UNC path. This can be used deployed through SCCM to machines to backup their recovery keys. Yes, we already have MBAM, but I wanted an extra layer of safety in the event something went wrong when applying the BIOS updates to the Bitlockered machines, thereby requiring the recovery password.

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Backup To The Future?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  It seems there''s never enough performance: no one wants to wait for a backup, let alone an urgent recovery.    The core technologies are changing: witness the emergence of PBBAs (purpose built backup appliances) as well as various forms of snaps and replication. 

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Plastics maker dumps tape for Arcserve backup appliance and cloud

Computer Weekly

PW Hall faced backup windows of 13 hours but reduced this to about 90 minutes a day spread across a number of incrementals with jobs copied to cloud backup

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Backup testing: What to test, when to test, how often to test

Computer Weekly

We run the rule over what’s involved in backup testing in virtual and physical server environments, how often you should test and the key pitfalls to avoid

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Law firm rolls out 54TB of NEC Hydrastor NAS as backup target

Computer Weekly

Quislex has cut backup windows by a third and will roll out 700TB of NEC Hydrastor to Hyderabad datacentre to provide a grid of deduplicated storage for backup and archive

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iomart Acquires Cloud Backup Provider Backup Technology for $37M

Data Center Knowledge

iomart Group acquired cloud backup and disaster recovery services provider Backup Technology for $37 million. Shared

Backup and Recovery Startup Rubrik Raises Funds at $1.3B Valuation

Data Center Knowledge

Newly minted unicorn hopes new-gen cloud-compatible backup/recovery software will replace legacy tech by Dell, Veritas Read More. Investing Storage

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Cisco, NetApp Invest in Business Cloud Backup Startup Datos IO

Data Center Knowledge

Company claims its tech simplifies backup across clouds and on-prem data centers Read More. Business Cisco Cloud Startups

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Top 10 storage and backup stories of 2017

Computer Weekly

In Computer Weekly’s top 10 storage stories of 2017, we tracked key trends such as the continued rise of hyper-converged infrastructure, the emergence of NVMe flash and object storage

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Best Ways to Backup Data in 2017

IT Toolbox

This post looks at a few great ways to backup your data

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Time to restore from backup: Do you know where your data is?

Computer Weekly

Making a backup is only the start of the process. You must be sure you can restore, that backups contain what you need, and that they will work with the applications that need them

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Tape backup: Often old and confused, but quite cheap

Computer Weekly

Survey results show those with tape are likely to have old tapes, multiple formats, including defunct ones, and no way of knowing what is on them. But tape is still quite cheap for most

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Seven Big Reasons to Move Backup to the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

If your organization is growing, processes large volumes of data, or is required to comply with regional data privacy laws, it may pay to take the pledge to move your backup to the cloud on World Backup Day this year. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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NHS trust gets Commvault to cut backup times and get set for GDPR

Computer Weekly

North Derbyshire hospital trust cuts 70 physical servers to 11 Nutanix hyper-converged nodes, with Commvault replacing multiple backup software products in three-year project

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Preparing For World Backup Day 2017 Are You Prepared

Storage IO Blog

Preparing For World Backup Day 2017 Are You Prepared In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Friday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). While the […] The post Preparing For World Backup Day 2017 Are You Prepared appeared first on StorageIOblog. The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting your applications, data, information, configuration settings as well as data infrastructures.

Apple to fix backup security vulnerability in iOS 10

Computer Weekly

Apple is to issue a security update for a security vulnerability in iOS 10 that could give hackers access to passwords and other security data

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