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June 18, 2012  7:20 AM

Fundamental changes in data protection underway

Posted by: Randy Kerns
backup software, data protection, disaster recovery, replication, snapshots

Data protection is probably the most fundamental requirement in Information Technology (IT), and is generally aligned with storage overall. But, data protection is perceived as overhead -- a tax on IT operations. Because of...

January 23, 2012  9:03 AM

SMBs need disaster recovery plans, too

Posted by: Randy Kerns
disaster recovery, dr plan, SMB DR

I was asked to do a disaster recovery review for a small non-profit corporation recently. While larger organizations regularly bring in somebody to review their preparedness for disasters,...

December 8, 2011  1:42 PM

Symantec enlists partners for Backup Exec beta testing

Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Backup Exec, disaster recovery, Symantec, V-Ray

Symantec Corp. is ready to roll out the Backup Exec 2012 beta, which includes...

December 1, 2011  8:57 AM

Business critical applications drive storage requirements

Posted by: Randy Kerns
business continuity, business critical applications, disaster recovery, storage management

Discussions for buying storage typically begin with determining the company's requirements,  and usually focus on meeting the needs of business critical applications -- also known as tier 1 applications. As the term implies, these applications are the most critical to an organization. In most...

October 31, 2011  7:30 PM

Mastering DR is a critical skill for storage pros

Posted by: Randy Kerns
business continuity, disaster recovery

When working with storage professionals, I always try to understand where storage fits in their organization’s strategic initiatives. The business environment they work in and how they interact with the business owners of critical applications will explain a great deal about the opportunities and...

September 28, 2011  12:43 PM

Arkeia adds dedupe, SSDs to backup appliances

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Arkeia, backup appliance, cloud backup, data deduplication, disaster recovery

Arkeia Software CEO Bill Evans has watched Symantec roll out a steady stream of backup appliances over the last year, and he asks, “What took so...

December 23, 2010  3:13 PM

i365 involved in New Orleans backup failure

Posted by: Dave Raffo
business continuity, disaster recovery, i365

New Orleans is no stranger to natural disasters that emphasize the need for a good disaster recovery plan. But people in the city are struggling to deal with a


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