Step-by-Step: File Server Disaster Recovery in the Clouds with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2

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To reduce recovery time and data loss to tolerable limits that meet your RTO and RPO, you’ll want to consider augmenting a traditional backup strategy with more agile recovery options. In this article, I’ll discuss one such recovery scenario for key file server workloads: implementing a file server replication strategy to a disaster recovery site leveraging Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2.

What is the Difference Between Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery?


Information Technology Blog - - What is the Difference Between Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery? Almost everyone now is thinking about measures to mitigate disaster and to recover from the effects. It always makes a lot of sense to be prepared for disasters. To succeed, you need various strategies for disaster recovery and business continuity. Authorities had to be in the frontline of disaster management.


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4 top disaster recovery packages compared

Network World

Whether the disaster is a flood, a power outage or human error, IT departments have the critical role of getting business systems working again. And that requires reliable disaster-recovery software. Four of the top disaster-recovery (DR) software suites are Veeam Backup, Altaro VM Backup, Zerto Virtual Replication and VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM), according to reviews written by users in the IT Central Station community.

Veeam Quietly Builds ‘$1B Unicorn’ in Backup and Recovery

Data Center Knowledge

Attention continues to flood the software-defined storage space, where backup is a latecomer to data center modernization. Disaster Recovery Storage Virtualization Read More.

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Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar

Storage IO Blog

Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and Hyper-V software defined data center (SDDC) based applications need […] The post Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It’s that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting […] The post World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Data Protection Fundamentals Recovery Points (Backup, Snapshots, Versions)

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Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Resources Where to Learn More

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Like Data They Protect For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow

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Quantum continues to evolve their business as they have for several years from one focused on tape and related technologies to one that includes tape as well as many other solutions for legacy as well as software defined, cloud and virtual environments.

Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Topics Tools Techniques Technologies Tips

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Data Protection Diaries Fundamentals Who Is Doing What Toolbox Technology Tools

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HIPPA and Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector: “Your PHI or your life”


Maintaining an overall contingency plan that includes disaster recovery, emergency operations, frequent data backups, and test restorations. Bob Gourley. The threat of ransomware is hitting every sector of the economy. But the biggest, most dangerous and disastrous attacks have been occurring in the more lightly defended parts of industry and government. Healthcare has been especially hard hit. The U.S.

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries

Storage IO Blog

Welcome to the Data Protection Dairies This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security (logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA), archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends.

EMC Refreshes Data Protection Portfolio » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

At a Backup to the Future event this week EMC announced a broad array of new hardware and software products that enable customers to deploy new Protection Storage Architectures. “Organizations must have an effective data protection strategy and infrastructure in place as they transform their IT and business objectives,” said Robert Amatruda, Research Director for Data Protection and Recovery at IDC. EMC World: New Scale-out Storage and Software.

TechTalk 9: Copy data solutions

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By 2015 and Storage Field Day 7 when Catalogic software presented their solution, I become dismissive of I ran into the first vendor providing a copy data solution back at VMWorld 2013. By 2015 and Storage Field Day 7 ([link] Catalogic ([link] software presented their solution, I become dismissive of the category. The concept has potential for infrastructure specific such as backup and non-real time disaster recovery.

Respond to ransomware in three steps: secure, assess, recover

Network World

The latest detection software and data protection tactics are commonplace at your organization, intending to keep you out of this mess. Also, you have followed all best practices to ensure maximum data availability, so it’s likely your backups and disaster recovery sites were impacted as well. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

3 Major Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019


Infrastructure utility: Easily managed, software-defined solutions supporting distributed workloads that securely transverse traditional on-premises and cloud-native architectures (i.e., hyperconvergence, virtual machine backup and recovery, integrated IaaS and PaaS, disaster recovery as a service, cloud UC). Cloud. Machine learning. Edge computing. Internet of Things (IoT).

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Continuous Monitoring – Part 2


Making sense” means a number of things here – understanding and remediating vulnerabilities, detecting and preventing threats, estimating risk to the business or mission, ensuring continuity of operations and disaster recovery, and enforcing compliance to policies and standards. The process of Managing Assets includes tracking all hardware and software products (PCs, servers, network devices, storage, applications, mobile devices, etc.) By George Romas.

Data Tape: Dying a Slow Death or Already Dead? » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Yet today, there are few backup administrators using this technique. Today, many customers are using tape as a duplicate backup. They run quicker to disk within their backup windows and can be duplicated or archived to tape for off-site storage. There have been many fault tolerant systems like replication, mirroring, snapshots, clustering, and backup to disk that have superseded tapes as the first line of defense against data loss. Disaster Recovery.

Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

The software that powers todayâ??s s announcement of Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server and.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk marks another important step in our commitment to increase the flexibility for AWS customers to use the choice of operating system, programming language, development tools and database software that meet their application requirements. Under the License Included service model, you do not need to purchase SQL Server software licenses.

Cloud Computing- A Definitive Way to Amply your Business Productivity


In traditional business operations, if you wanted to get access to anything in your company, it had to be done through software locally installed on your computer. Email clients and office application software suites are required to be installed locally in order for anything to function. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications.

Why Your Small Business Needs IT Managed Services to Thrive


But if you’re wearing the IT hat, you likely delay or forget about updating computer software. If you do, you’re not alone — a study found that 40% of people delay software updates. They also schedule all devices and software for needed upgrades. These pros can handle any IT-related issue, including disaster recovery services. They also keep backups of your entire system, so in cases of data loss , it’s easy to retrieve and recover them.

Tackle Security Concerns for Application Modernization


backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and continuity planning) to protect data and ensure continued business operations in the event of a disruption. ” Most large cloud vendors and many software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors now let you manage security separate from their infrastructure. In our previous post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization , we offered guidance to prepare your organization for successful cloud adoption.

Building A SDS Conceptual Model — Part 2

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Welcome back to an ongoing series, exploring the new world of software-defined storage. If you’d like to catch up, please take a moment to read the previous posts: “ Introducing The Software-Defined Storage Series ” “ Why Software-Defined Storage Matters ” “ Building The SDS Conceptual Model — Part 1 ”. dedupe, compression, thin provisioning - backups, archiving to another location, etc. Software-Based Vs. Hardware-Based. software defined storage

Big Data: The Hadoop Business Case


When including the cost of software, hardware, and licensing/support, the cost per terabyte (TB) of an MPP system is estimated at tens of thousands of dollars [4]. Many organizations have purpose-built solutions for asking business intelligence questions, providing disaster recovery/backup, etc., Instead, businesses make difficult tradeoffs as to what will and will not be recoverable should disaster strike. By Jeremy Glesner.

Your Guide to Outsourcing Your Businesses IT Tasks This Year


It might be that you need help with software development or you need to protect your business from security threats such as viruses that have the ability to bring your business to its knees without adequate precautionary measures in place. There are also plenty of other considerations such as disaster recovery and data backup measures and website management, all of which can be successfully outsourced.

Teradata: Embrace the Power of PaaS

Cloud Musings

Existing in the dark shadow of the most widely adopted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and foundationally powerful Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), the third service model is often misunderstood and widely ignored. They were also able to deploy both production and development systems to the Teradata Cloud, with the option to add disaster recovery systems in the future.

Why Our Goal is to Cloud-Base Our Infrastructure


We can be just as productive in your office as we can in ours, as all of the hardware and mission-critical software that we use is delivered on an on-demand basis via the Internet. Embracing the cloud with open arms gives us a wide range of benefits that can’t be ignored – from its naturally scalable foundation to superior backup and disaster recovery provisioning and more.

Tackling Total Cost of Ownership

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Software Licenses (one-time). Backup/Recovery. Disaster Recovery. Guest post by Sean Sell. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis is intended to determine the lifetime costs of acquiring, operating, and changing something. It is primarily used to make apples to apples comparisons in large capital investments, and, if done properly, can bring out hidden costs of ownership. The term is regaining popularity largely because of the questions about cloud computing.

Riverbed Releases Enterprise-Class Server Consolidation Solution.

Data Center Knowledge

software that adds support for Fibre Channel to its existing iSCSI support, enabling Granite solutions to now support over 90 percent of the current enterprise-class storage array market. also improves data protection with automated snapshots and simplified support for existing data-center class backup and recovery software. Disaster Recovery. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Storage.

How Your Small Business Can Leverage the Power of a Cloud Infrastructure


Instead of relying on a physical infrastructure set up in your actual location, everything – from the software you’re using to the files you’re creating – is hosted on the Internet. Better Backup and Recovery. If a small business were to suffer some type of disaster that takes them down for even a day, the results could be potentially catastrophic.

Embrace event-driven computing: Amazon expands DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers

All Things Distributed

Using streams, you can apply the changes to a full-text search data store such as Elasticsearch, push incremental backups to Amazon S3, or maintain an up-to-date read cache. Many modern database applications rely on cross-region replication for disaster recovery, minimizing read latencies (by making data available locally), and easy migration.

Are Snaps Dead? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

No, not really -- but a surprising number of IT shops have moved beyond simple snapshots towards continuous data protection -- a DVR-like model that allows recovery to any point in time, and not just to potentially stale snapshot. Hopefully, you'll come away with the same conclusion I've reached: snaps have their historical place, but the industry is moving to a continuous data protection model for recovery -- for good reasons. software defined storage. Chucks Blog.

Scality Gets $22 Million for Scale-Out Storage » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Customers deploy Scality’s software to provide large-scale storage for Cloud, Big Data, and Backup and Archive applications. The growth opportunity in the software storage market is very exciting for us,” said Doug Carlisle, managing director, Menlo Ventures. “The Scality is leading the disruption in software defined storage technology. EMC World: New Scale-out Storage and Software. Disaster Recovery. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events.

7 challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2020

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We will see organizations taking advantage of highly-available solutions, such as hyperconvergence and edge computing, that allow them to not only keep up with changing consumer demands, but deploy the most effective cyber defences, disaster recovery, and backup. Next, take the three-step plan to protect against ransomware that is outlined in this article : Cybersecurity measures, backups, and education. Connecting decentralized software.

5 Insights Into the Data Center Industry » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Pairing for Scalability: In-Memory Data Grids and the Cloud - By dramatically simplifying and enhancing the deployment of scalable applications within cloud infrastructures, in-memory data grids play a key role in delivering on the promise of cloud computing, writes William Bain of ScaleOut Software. Yet today, there are few backup administrators using this technique, writes Jeff Yaptengco of En Pointe Technologies. Disaster Recovery. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe.

Technology Short Take #44

Scott Lowe

Is Intel having second thoughts about software-defined infrastructure? That’s the core question in this blog post , which explores the future of Intel in a software-defined world and the increasing interest in non-x86 platforms like ARM. The use of public cloud offerings as disaster recovery targets is on the rise; note this article from Microsoft on how to migrate on-premises workloads to Azure using Azure Site Recovery.