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Jan 18, 2017

The Importance of Database Backups in 2017

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The importance of database backups cannot be underestimated. At any moment all the data in your production database could disappear due to any number of reasons - a hardware failure, a bug, a natural disaster, or the dreaded data breach. It is a...

Dec 07, 2016

Are These Cloud Computing Myths Confounding Management?

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Along with the rise of cloud computing, there have been a number of myths that have surfaced in regard to the implementation of cloud services and infrastructure. While there are some legitimate concerns that are related to cloud adoption, there...

Aug 19, 2016

VMware Backup Solutions: A Detailed Look

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Backups are a key component in DevOps and system administration. Having the ability to restore a machine to a previous state, or to even to simply get back precious lost files, is extremely important to keeping your business running efficiently...

Sep 23, 2015

Will Your Cloud Backup be There When You Need It?

As the character of your company's network changes, your backup and disaster-recovery strategies begin to merge.

Q. What's the difference between a backup plan and a disaster-recovery plan?

A. About $100 per user per month, give or take.


Sep 30, 2014

Shellshock May Be Impossible to Patch Completely

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The Shellshock bug now attacking Unix/Linux systems is easy to detect but also easy to exploit -- and difficult to eradicate.

Sep 29, 2014

Are You Ready to Back Up Your Brain? Scientists Say It Will Happen Within 30 Years

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Researchers are working to make mind transfer a reality. By 2040, you could be able to back up your brain and even move the data to a new body.

Sep 25, 2014

Be The King of The IT Jungle--If You Plan For These Changes

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The liberation of data from the data center requires that intelligent backup become an essential component of every application.

Sep 24, 2014

Back Up or Backup – Maintain Your Online Dignity by Knowing the Difference

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If you’re a tech company looking for new customers (or trying to keep the ones you have), proofread your web content. Customers spend drastically less money on businesses with typos and bad grammar.

Sep 23, 2014

Supply, Demand, and the Price of Stolen Data

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A speedy response to a data breach is essential when sensitive data is hacked. The quicker criminals get their hands on your accounts and private data, the more money and valuable personal information they can steal.

Sep 15, 2014

When S%^& Hits The Fan, What's Your (Data Recovery) Plan?

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A bullet-proof disaster-recovery plan starts and ends with management and users; IT serves as platform and facilitator.

Sep 09, 2014

Ransomware Is Here to Stay – Is Your Data Protected?



TL;DR Organizations have suffered massive data loss after ransomware CryptoLocker infected systems and demanded shady Tor payments in exchange for private keys and decryption software. The US Department of Justice infiltrated the...

Aug 29, 2014

D2D2C... A New Star Wars Robot, Or Your Ideal Backup Scenario? Hint: It Will Save Your Data

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TL;DR: Few IT tasks are so thoroughly affected by the availability of cloud-based data storage services as disaster recovery. At the top of every IT manager's to-do list is ensuring an up-to-date copy of all the organization's critical...

Aug 18, 2014

The Expected Lifespan of Your Data Storage and Backups? It's Often Much Shorter Than You Think!

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TL:DR: The key to ensuring your most vital files are protected is to save the files in more than one format, and to place copies in multiple locations, which is where cloud-storage services such as BitCan truly shine. Still, archiving isn't just...

Aug 14, 2014

90% of All Data Was Created in the Past Two Years: How Are You Going to Back It Up?

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[TL:DR] The amount of data generated by organizations is skyrocketing: 90 percent of the world's data was created in the last two years, and the average application generates twice as much data each year as it did the year before. The...

Aug 08, 2014

The Backup Glitch that Erased Toy Story 2, And How To Avoid Database Disaster

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TL; DR: In the average data center, one in five backups fails. The failure rate for restorations is even worse: on average, 30 percent of backups are unrestorable, sometimes with devastating consequences. Try watching a feature film you've been...