backup strategy

Backup Strategy – Then and Now

Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing, explains traditional backup strategy and reviews current ways to use copy data.

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5 Must Have Features for Your Data Protection Solution

I recently booked a flight to Toronto’s City Center Airport (YTZ) on Porter Airlines.  YTZ was very close to my customer meetings so I did not give it much more thought.  However, a day prior to my departure, I researched Porter and realized that they only flew Bombardier Q400 turboprops!  Not everyone may recall flying in old turboprops like the Twin Otter or Short 360, but I remember them my nightmares.  They were about as quiet as a jackhammer, and their rides were not much smoother. It always felt like they were on the verge of crashing.

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What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is a new European rule that empowers EU citizens and residents to take control of their personal information stored by companies.  The new regulation will materially change how information is stored, managed and deleted.  On the surface, it appears overwhelming, and this short video will help you get started.

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Database Clones: 4 Ways They Mimic Zombie Hordes

Much to my wife’s consternation, I am a fan of The Walking Dead.  For some reason, I find a post apocalyptic world where zombies run rampant interesting.  Fortunately, this is a purely fictional yarn….or at least I tell myself that when I wake up at night hearing strange noises which typically emanate from local coyotes.  

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Four Ways that Backup Software is Not Cutting It

Data is more critical today than ever before.  Recent statistics suggest that 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and as we look forward, new technologies like Internet of Things will accelerate data growth.  As our dependency on data increases, our need for continuous data access and consistent data protection becomes more critical than ever.

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4 Ways to Avoid a Disastrous Disaster Recovery Plan

A disaster can happen to any company at any time.  Murphy’s law would even suggest that they will occur at the most inconvenient times, but I digress. In order to ensure business continuity in the face of these potential risks, it is vital to have a comprehensive and consistent DR plan.  Sadly, many companies do not devote the time, resources or budget to adequately protect their environment from these extreme outages.

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Cybersecurity, Ransomware, and Data Protection; a Discussion with Dr. John Meyers

Cybersecurity is a concern for employees at all levels of organizations today.  Ransomware is a new type of malware that has exploded on the market.  The US Government estimates that 4,000 attacks occur every day while IBM estimates that the attacks increased 6,000% in 2016.  

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Accelerating Jury Trials with Instant Access to Videos

According to UT Austin’s website, Police officers with University of Texas at Austin will now be equipped with portable video cameras that will be worn in front of their uniforms. The cameras will record official interactions only such as responding to emergency calls or making an arrest. The digital recordings will be retained for 90 days for routine content and for one year or longer if related to a specific criminal investigation. The purpose of these videos is manyfold such as deterring somebody from taking an irrational action while dealing with officers or using the videos as proof when needed in a trial.

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7 Inevitable Problems with Legacy Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategies

Businesses today are using data as a leverage point to increase revenue and profits.  Improvements in data analytics now allows companies to bring innovative products and services to current and new markets, improve operations or simply making better decisions based on better information. This data is literally the heartbeat of businesses today and companies go to great lengths (and expenses) to protect that data from loss and or corruption.

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What it takes for a solution to scale with Enterprise applications

What it Takes for a Solution to Scale with Enterprise Applications

The last 5 years of IT evolution has forced enterprises to re-think their corporate strategy to stay relevant and competitive.  These enterprises are looking to become lean so they can focus on their core business while outsourcing the rest. Applications and the associated data, the crown jewels of an enterprise are meanwhile anchored in legacy data-center environments.  

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