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  • SMBs unprepared for disasters, Symantec finds

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    Small businesses shouldn't be so confident about their disaster recovery plans, survey finds.
  • Back Up Data From Multiple PCs Online With KeepVault

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 8:55 pm

    KeepVault from Proxure is a largely easy-to-install and easy-to--configure service that backs up your data both online and to a local destination. You may have noticed that I said "data" and not "PC." That's because, unlike services such as Mozy and Fabrik, KeepVault (various plans, 15-day free trial) allows you to back up data from multiple PCs.
  • Doyenz upgrades cloud platform for SMBs

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    Doyenz, which develops cloud platforms for service provider networks, released version 3 of its platform, which is designed for small and midsize businesses looking for disaster recovery services and test environments.
  • Review

    HP SimpleSave Portable 320GB Backup Drive

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:05 am

    The lightweight hard drives in HP's SimpleSave Portable series use built-in software that is streamlined, straightforward, and easy to navigate.
  • Review

    Storage Appliance Clickfree Traveler SSD

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:00 am

    Available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, the credit-card-size Storage Appliance Clickfree Traveler solid-state drive ($70 for the 16GB drive, as of August 31, 2009) is a great backup device for mobile users. It's small and convenient, and it comes with easy-to-use software that helps keep the headaches away. (For a detailed discussion of different approaches to data and system backups, see "7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files.")
  • Review

    Online backup services

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:42 pm

    With large amounts of storage and faster Internet connections, backing up your files online has become more viable. These hosted backup providers can also add depth to your archives, since most of them store data in such a way that you can retrieve several--or even several hundred--previous versions of a modified file.
  • Cartoon caption contest winner: "Full backup"

    Posted July 14, 2009 - 9:00 am

    With his twist on redundancy and backups, random_cole is the winner of this week's contest. See the winning caption (along with some very funny honorable mentions) and Phil Johnson's original cartoon.

  • Idera adds backup, recovery wares to SharePoint

    Posted July 1, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    Management vendor Idera has released version 2.0 of its SharePoint backup platform, which now includes fault tolerance features and self-service recovery.
  • What Michael Jackson taught us about business continuity

    Posted June 29, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    According Google's official blog, the sudden spike in traffic was so strong that it caused Google News to go down for 25 minutes, causing major problems for the company on one of the biggest news days in the company’s history. If just 25 minutes of downtime could cause such problems for one of the world’s most technologically advanced organizations, what could it mean for the average small business?

  • Symantec vows huge push into SaaS market

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 9:20 am

    At its Financial Analyst Day event in San Francisco Thursday, Symantec's top executives vowed a major push into software-as-a service and also offered a glimpse at upcoming back-up products.
  • HP to offer Symantec's Online Backup on PCs

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    Hewlett-Packard will start shipping Symantec's Norton Online Backup on its notebook and PC computers.
  • U.K Web hoster, customers scramble after attack deletes 100,000 sites

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    The continuing fallout from a hacking incident at U.K.-based Web hosting company VAserv should serve as a powerful reminder that companies need proper data backup and disaster recovery procedures.
  • NAS -- Boon for the System Administrators

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 1:28 am

    NAS can be ideally fitted as a backup solution. NAS is superior in many ways to legacy tape systems. Performance of disk-to-disk backup and restoration is far greater with NAS than tape. And remember, when a tape or the tape drive goes bad it's never good news.
  • Your business runs on information: Choose storage wisely

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 7:56 am

    Each & every business either, large or small, runs only on information, more importantly, available information. When that information is lost or access is interrupted, the impact on business would be critical.
  • Quantum releases remote site backup, deduplication appliance

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Quantum Corp. today announced a new backup appliance for remote offices that combines data deduplication, replication and system-wide monitoring software for centralizing backup control.
  • Optimizing Exchange and Active Directory Backup and Recovery

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    To optimize backup and recovery of Exchange and Active Directory environments, organizations can leverage a growing number of advanced tools that overcome the challenges of traditional approaches. These new tools give businesses a more simplified and streamlined process that reduces their backup windows, provides continuous protection and delivers efficient granular recovery of the critical business information.
  • Proactive Security: More Than Antivirus

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 7:20 pm

    According to Rubicon Consulting’s September 2008 online survey of U.S. small and medium businesses, half of small businesses have lost important information from their computers. And only a quarter of small businesses are sure they can recover information once it is lost.
  • NetApp's $1.5B purchase of Data Domain focuses on de-dupe, backup

    Posted May 21, 2009 - 9:34 am

    NetApp has agreed to purchase Data Domain for $1.5 billion in a deal that will bolster the storage company’s ability to de-duplicate data and provide backup for systems from rival vendors such as EMC and HP.
  • NetApp to acquire Data Domain for $1.5 billion

    Posted May 20, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    Storage vendor NetApp has agreed to acquire Data Domain, a maker of disk-based backup products, for about $1.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • Microsoft opens My Phone beta, plans new features

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Microsoft on Tuesday will open the beta for its My Phone Windows Mobile backup service to anyone who wants to try it out. The company has also disclosed some forthcoming features for the service, including ways to wipe data remotely and find lost phones using GPS.
  • Verizon expands cloud backup service to global market

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    Verizon Communications Inc.'s business division Wednesday announced the global launch of its Verizon Remote Backup and Restore program, an expanded suite of managed services that perform automatic data backup and restore functions for servers and PCs.
  • Verizon extends backup and restore services to PCs

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 11:52 am

    Verizon Business is expanding the reach of its enterprise remote backup and restore services to include personal computers.
  • Western Digital Announces 2TB “Green” Hard Drives

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 5:33 pm

    I didn't really notice when the first 2TB (TeraByte, which is 1,000 GigaByte) drives started shipping In January this year. I knew they were coming because I had seen 1.5TB drives, but I just missed the hoopla, if there was any.
  • Backblaze now offers unlimited Mac backups for $5 a month

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:27 am

    Online backup provider Backblaze Inc. is making its unlimited backup service for PCs available for Apple computer users, offering automated backups for $5 per month per computer.
  • AmeriVault, NTG merger produces a storage services provider

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Backup provider AmeriVault Corp. and managed services provider Network Technology Group Inc. (NTG), both owned by Provider HealthNet Services Inc., Monday announced plans to join forces as Venyu Inc., which will offer data backup, disaster recovery and managed data center services to small- to mid-sized businesses.
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