11
Jan

5 Storage Predictions for 2012

2011 was quite a year for the storage industry. From the billion dollar acquisitions to the disruptive flooding in Thailand, it was a year to...
01
Dec

Archive vs. “Archive-ish” Data

Ask anyone in IT to define “archive data” and chances are it would go something like this: “Data that is no longer active, but still...
14
Apr

The Best Backup is No Backup.

Rethinking backup in the era of the cloud In the scale of miserable IT jobs, backup ranks up there with building a full rack of...
12
Apr

Too Big to Backup

Data Protection in the Cloud Amazon S3 is the largest public storage system in the world. In 2008, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, estimated that...
07
Apr

Designing a File System for the Cloud

Brewers’s CAP Theorem meets Eventual Consistency In a technological world where everything seems possible, there are still those immutable laws that designers attempt to violate...
01
Apr

How Traditional Backups with Their Limitations Can be Avoided

In the 15 years that I have spent in IT infrastructure-related positions, I have seen dozens of different techniques and solutions for data backup and...
24
Mar

Law Office Utilizes Cloud Storage to Mitigate Growth

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Stirling Thomas, Director of IT at Gesmer Updegrove, LLP. Gesmer Updegrove is a Boston-based legal firm...
11
Mar

The Dilemma of Backups

Backups and the pains associated with them come up in conversations with our customers all the time. By far the largest sources of frustration seem...
01
Feb

Does Your Business Have a DR Plan?

Disasters happen, and they can be crippling to modern businesses, whether they’re the result of malicious security attacks, power outages, hurricanes or floods. Despite numerous...
13
Dec

From Thumb Drives to Cloud: Does Your Business Use Reliable and Secure Data Protection?

Reliable and secure data protection has long been a challenge for small or medium-sized businesses without the luxury of a large IT staff or the...
06
Oct

The Evolution of Data Backup

Backup, like most other processes in computing (or biology), seldom progresses through revolutionary leaps, but rather it advances in an evolutionary way. The IT industry...
31
Aug

Disaster Recovery Planning and the Nasuni Hurricane Giveaway

Hurricanes sweeping through the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean have already begun to capture headlines. Swimmers and surfers are at risk due to...
27
Aug

Off-site Data Backup

Off-site data backup is a hot-topic for good reason. Traditional off-site data backup methods are aged. They are slowly being retired by advances in cloud...
23
Aug

Strategies for Offsite Data Protection: Using Snapshots to Merge Backup and Archive in the Cloud

People are far more familiar with cloud storage than they think. Hundreds of millions of people regularly store their photos and videos in the cloud....
16
Aug

Online Backup Solutions and Cloud Storage Gateways: How Do They Compare?

We’ve dedicated a few posts recently to different disaster recovery solutions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Tape, disk or some combination of disk...
12
Aug

Disaster Recovery Planning: Is Your Business Doing Enough?

Hurricane season has arrived. Homeowners near the coasts are undoubtedly getting ready to board up their windows and prepare for violent winds and rains, and...
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