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Oct 24, 2014

The Cautionary Tale of JournalSpace: Lessons learned in Database Backups

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Why backup your database in the cloud? JournalSpace learned that an offsite backup can be extremely valuable. See what happened that caused them to lose an entire database.

Oct 23, 2014

You've Been Warned: Don't Fall For These Common Cloud Storage 'Gotchas'

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Before you sign up for a cloud storage service, confirm that your data will be available, and understand how it will be protected.

Oct 23, 2014

The Three Golden Rules for Trusting Your Business Data to the Cloud

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By asking the right questions, your chances of a positive cloud-storage experience are enhanced tremendously.

Oct 13, 2014

Sidestep These Pitfalls on the Road to the Cloud

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Ensuring a smooth transition of apps from in-house to the cloud begins by planning a route around the migration potholes.

Oct 08, 2014

Don't Fall to Predatory Hackers: Understand The Lay Of The Land In Data Security

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IT's reluctance to trust sensitive data to the cloud may be lessened a bit by the development of cloud-security best practices.

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 22, 2014

If Physical Security Fails At Your Data Center, Do You Have A Backup Plan?

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Don't go the way of C I Host. Emerging next generation virtual security technologies protect data stored in the cloud better than physical firewalls, concrete walls.

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 11, 2014

Mission-critical Apps Make the Move to the Cloud

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TL;DR: A transformation is underway in IT that promises to deliver the benefits of cloud services while preserving the advantages of the on-premises data center. The key is to adopt a hybrid approach that both complements and...

Sep 09, 2014

Three-step Approach to Combat the Shadow Cloud: Audit, Adopt, and Monitor

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TL;DR: For employees, mobile apps and other cloud resources that IT hasn't officially approved are simply too productive to do without. Rather than wait for the long, drawn-out app authorization process to run its course, workers are going rogue...

Sep 09, 2014

Ransomware Is Here to Stay – Is Your Data Protected?

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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...

Aug 08, 2014

BitCan File System Backup How-To

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BitCan gives you the ability to back up your critical Linux and Unix server data seamlessly to the cloud. This How-to takes you step-by-step through the process of backing up a directory structure on your server.

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Jul 30, 2014

Vaulterus launches BitCan™ - Next Generation Cloud Backup and Recovery Service for Databases and Files

Vaulterus, LLC, a leading cloud based backup as a service company, announced the launch of its next generation database and file backup and recovery solution - BitCan™.  BitCan™ enables seamless backups of databases, files, and...