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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Backups | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

How many of you have ever needed to recover something from backups? Then, imagine if the backups of that application had been failing for months. The importance of local and cloud backups. Backups have come a long way since many of us started in the industry.

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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. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

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Why SMBs Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Backup

Data Center Knowledge

Almost any size of business can take advantage of a hybrid backup solution. Industry PerspectivesHow it’s implemented may differ between them, but both ends of the scale can achieve an efficient, secure, highly available and scalable solution. Read More.

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Revising Data Backup and Business Continuity Handbook

Data Center Knowledge

Channel partners can help data centers move past traditional, non-reliable backup methods to modern solutions that ensure business continuity in the face of disaster Read More. Industry Perspectives

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. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

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Backup is Broken – Enterprises Need Availability Instead

Data Center Knowledge

The problem is that CIOs are trying to leverage traditional backup to provide availability, and that’s an impossible task. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

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Backup, Replication and Disaster Recovery : spf13.com

SPF13

Backup, Replication and Disaster Recovery. Backups. A backup consists of a dump of the data ideally stored in a remote secure location. s important to ensure that the backup format used has an easy and consistent import mechanism. s important to keep (offsite) backups.

Data Migration Strategies: Retiring Non-Production Backup Platforms

Data Center Knowledge

Many companies must maintain a legacy backup software instance in order to continue to access aged content on tape, writes Jim McGann of Index Engines. Using the right backup data migration strategy enables intelligent management and access to relevant data for legal and compliance needs. Industry Perspectives Read More.

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World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery. March 31 is the annual world backup day to spotlight awareness around the importance of protecting your data and test your data recovery. The focus of world backup and […]. The post World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Disaster Recovery & Backup Are Part of Cloud Storage, Not Stand-alone Apps

Data Center Knowledge

It’s time to give up on incrementally improving a broken backup system, and instead move forward toward a new model for data protection. The cloud holds much more potential than a cheap dumping ground for backup and archive data, writes Andres Rodriguez of Nasuni. Industry Perspectives

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.

If You Love Backup, Don’t Hate Object Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Industry PerspectivesIt used to be that tape, disk, then deduplication solutions best fit your customers. Today, though, object storage gives enterprises the desired cost savings and scale-out architecture needed to add more capacity. Read More.

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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 Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR

Storage IO Blog

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR It’s time for Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date. The annual March 31 world backup day focus has come and gone once again. However, that does not mean data protection including backup as well as recovery along with security […] The post Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Make Sure Your Data Center Backup Power is Hurricane-Ready

Data Center Knowledge

Industry PerspectivesThe start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that your facility is prepared should one make landfall near your location. Read More.

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Industry Verticals Tackle Unstructured Data

Cloud Musings

One more critical example lies in the healthcare industry where PACS [picture archiving and communication system] systems store images derived from MRIs. Another crucial industry vertical that is feeling the data storage squeeze is law enforcement.

Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015?

Storage IO Blog

In case you forgot or did not know, World Backup Day is March 31 2015 (@worldbackupday) so now is a good time to be ready. The only challenge that I have with the World Backup Day (view their site here) that has gone on for a few years know is that it is a good way to call out the importance of backing up or protecting data. However its time to also put more emphasis and focus on being able to make sure those backups or protection copies actually work.

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

Storage IO Blog

Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars. There is still time to register for the fall 2018 Dutch data infrastructure industry trends decision-making seminars November 27th and 28th.

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Storage IO Blog

World backup day is time to test restore and data protection of data and other digital assets including photos images and documents. The post Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time appeared first on StorageIOblog.

January 2015 Server StorageIO Industry Trends Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

January is typically a relatively quiet month when it comes to technology announcements and other industry activity. announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged Data protection database DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics Lab report little data news object storage Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization box ipo newsletter nexgen trends

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Storage IO Blog

For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and storage (as well as […] The post Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast appeared first on StorageIOblog. In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!

Storage IO Blog

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive! This is the first of a three-part series discussing how and why vendors are keeping backup alive, read part two here. Some vendors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), pundits (consultants, analysts, media, bloggers) and their followers want backup to not only be declared dead, they […].

What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you?

Storage IO Blog

What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you? backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment convergence Data archiving and preservation database DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data news object storage Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access virtualization customer deployment FUD HDD hype industry trend SSD virtual

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

Storage IO Blog

This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. The post Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix appeared first on StorageIOblog. In this report, we look at WekaIO Matrix, an elastic, flexible, highly scalable easy to use (and manage) software defined (e.g. software based) storage solution.

The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

CTOvision

The best way to protect against ransomware is to have a strong series of backup solutions. It is almost impossible for ransomware to get into backup systems; if a file containing ransomware malware is including in a backup, the file is encrypted and can’t spread the disease during storage in the cloud. A number of companies offer round-the-cloud backup support and can instantly spring into action in case ransomware is detected. Rick Delgado.

5 Insights Into the Data Center Industry » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

5 Insights Into the Data Center Industry. 5 Insights Into the Data Center Industry. This week’s Industry Perspectives represented an intersection of top-of-mind topics for data center professionals and executives. Yet today, there are few backup administrators using this technique, writes Jeff Yaptengco of En Pointe Technologies. Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena.

March Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

In the information security industry, one thing we cannot do is become stagnant. This month, we’ll be covering the following topics: Backups. Importance of data backups. Believe it or not, backups are one of the most important pieces of security.

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Storage IO Blog

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page?

CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

federal government and other regulated industries are all actively using magnetic tape to store information. This is why using magnetic tape as an offline backup system is starting to make so much sense to firms. Is it time for magnetic tape to come back as a storage option?

In the Face of Ransomware, Is Your Cloud Data Safe?

Data Center Knowledge

If backup and recovery is not already part of your strategy against ransomware, it should be. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

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The Role of Database-as-a-Service in Future Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

With OpenStack's introduction of Trove, its Database-as-a Service (DBaaS) component, the automated deployment and management of relational or non-relational databases simplifies often complex administrative tasks such as configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring. Industry Perspectives

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Mother Nature Attacks! Is Your Disaster Recovery Plan Ready?

Data Center Knowledge

There’s no point in investing in a backup and disaster recovery solution that only offers slow and partial recovery – in today’s competitive world, users and customers will hold delays and lost functionality against you. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

March 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

Thus this months newsletter has a focus on data protection, after all March 31 is World Backup Day which means it should also be World Restore test day! A reminder on the importance of data protection including backup, BC, DR and related technologies is to make sure they are occuring as planned. Besides various college championships, March also has a connection to back up and data protection.

3 steps to solving disaster recovery in the cloud

David Linthicum

Deal with data compliance issues, such as HIPAA, GDPR (General Data Protection Regularion), and PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Avoid backups for redundant data, leveraging a single source of truth.

Conducting Your “Power Due Diligence” When Acquiring Existing Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center power is part of that due diligence, and goes far beyond assessing the age of the backup generator or power protection and distribution. Industry Perspectives The due diligence needed to acquire existing information technology assets involves a lot of factors, writes Mark Townsend of GE Critical Power.

5 Tips for Securing Your Cloud Computing System

Data Center Knowledge

Without testing, backups and proper access permissions, data can be easily hacked or stolen. Industry PerspectivesAs much as cloud computing has helped with the storage of data, it has created the need for increased security. Here are five tips for ensuring your data is protected. Read More.

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Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

While Microsoft Windows Server recently celebrated its 20th birthday (or anniversary), a lot has changed as well as evolved. This includes Windows Servers 2016 supporting new deployment and consumption models (e.g.

Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future

Storage IO Blog

Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future Join me for a free webinar Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers and Data Infrastructures 11AM PT Thursday July 11th produced by Redmond Magazine sponsored by Quest Software.

Data Centers Should Trust Emergency Power to UL 1008 Listed Automatic Transfer Switches

Data Center Knowledge

When utility power at a data center fails, automatic switchover to an emergency backup power system that enables “business-as-usual” is the ideal scenario, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. Industry Perspectives

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Five Questions on Mobile Collaboration That Will Support Your Business Continuity

Data Center Knowledge

There are five questions every IT team should ask about the role of mobility in business continuity and data backup plans, writes Ryan Kalember of WatchDox. Industry Perspectives Read More.

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Storage IO Blog

Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. The post Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade? appeared first on StorageIOblog.