Backup & Recovery

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  • Project Spring Cleaning 2009

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Technology needs spring cleaning just like rugs and garages. The trick today is to focus on security and maintenance issues that get ignored during normal work days. Set aside some time now to clean up and your technology will support you much more smoothly through the summer.
  • Start-up unveils hybrid cloud/on-site backup service

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    Axcient Inc. Tuesday announced the availability of a hybrid hosted/on-site data protection and business continuity service, which offers a pay-as-you-grow approach to data backup and replication.
  • Backup provider Carbonite loses data, sues vendor

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    Online backup service provider Carbonite is suing storage vendor Promise Technology, saying repeated failures of Promise gear have caused "significant data loss" at Carbonite.
  • How To Choose an Online Backup Provider

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 11:44 am

    Online backup makes a lot of sense: It gives you off-site peace of mind and the security that comes from knowing that someone else is keeping your data safe and sound. The trouble is that, while there are dozens of individual service providers, there are just a few designed for enterprises and small businesses.
  • Demand for online backup services will grow, EMC chief says

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 9:13 am

    EMC sees plenty of room for its Mozy online backup and recovery service to grow, despite the downturn.
  • Video

    Open Source + Amazon Storage = Less Backup Cost

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    Let's be honest: half of the companies reading this today are NOT backing up their data properly. That's the optimistic figure, because some backup industry analysts say about two-thirds of companies have backup issues that cause them grief. But there's hope for the unprepared half or two-thirds of you out there.
  • Bootstrapping tomorrow, today

    Posted February 16, 2009 - 10:53 am

    As a species, we generate some unconscionable amount of new digital data every day. The number is so big that no member of our species, that I know of, really has a good feel for the number. To try to wrap our heads around it we resort to desperate analogies e.g.
  • Protecting your mission-critical apps

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    Backup and recovery have come a long way. For years, organizations were relegated to using tape-based solutions, which were cumbersome, inefficient, and fell uncomfortably short of most recovery goals.
  • Backup merger unites Barracuda, Yosemite

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    Barracuda Networks has acquired Yosemite Technologies to enhance its backup capabilities.
  • Seagate offers free data recovery for faulty drives

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Seagate Technology Tuesday is offering free data recovery services for customers who purchased the company's flagship Barracuda 7200.11 desktop hard drive through December 2008. A firmware bug in those drives has produced a high number of failures.
  • With release in sight, Retrospect 8 in public beta

    Posted January 14, 2009 - 11:21 am

    The folks from EMC and Iomega--which EMC bought in April 2008--were united at this Macworld Expo, showing off a number of new storage and backup products. The most significant news was the announcement of a public beta program for EMC Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh.
  • The Backup We Really Need

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    Technologies. They provide a backup service framework for service providers, and provide their own backup service to small businesses. Their card followed the backup idea, as you might think, but with a twist. They showed a file structure ready to restore, but instead of folders like “My Documents” there were folders like Economy 2006, GDP, Housing Prices, and My Investments with Bernie Madoff. You know, the things we really wish we could back up.

  • Security Concerns in the SaaS Environment

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Concern about security is cited as one of the greatest hurdles to implmenting SaaS. I had the opportunity to talk to a few SaaS providers regarding security concerns and would like to share what I learned from these providers.
  • Startup Ctera will offer cloud storage through carriers

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Storage startup Ctera introduced a combined local and cloud storage system for service providers to sell as a service.
  • Backup Resolutions: 5 Strategies to Back Up Your Data, Now

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 12:36 pm

    We've found the tech that can help you get a handle on your backups--and help you stick to a plan. You'll find many options that lead to the same result. Part of your challenge is picking the ones that are best for you.
  • Separating Backup and Archiving; Securing Your Digital Information

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 5:09 pm

    Today's companies are challenged not only with managing rapidly growing volumes of information that are spread across many technologies and geographies, but also with heightened regulatory and legal oversight on their information management – not to mention how to manage all of this amongst tightening IT budgets in a tough economy.
  • A Really Useful Personal Data Storage Gift Idea

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 12:42 pm

    eWeek put out a slide show last week on “personal data storage gift ideas.” This was a thinly disguised ad for a variety of USB-based backup hard drives. At first I was going to link to the story, but decided to instead highlight some really useful backup gifts. A USB drive for backing up your files is better than nothing, but not good enough. Giving a year of online backup service will provide much better protection for your friend or family member.
  • Get Syncy With IT

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 1:25 pm

    PC file synchronization tools have been around since users needed to sync files on their floppy disks to their new-fangled hard drive. I liked them in theory in the past, but needed them to do something more than sync local files to other local folders. Now, with products like GoodSync and BeInSync that handle local and remote syncing including backup, these tools have really become useful.
  • EMC updates storage management software

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 10:52 am

    In a bid to make backup and recovery easier for IT administrators to handle, EMC is updating several pieces of its storage management software portfolio.
  • i365 offers new backup capabilities for SMBs

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 5:50 pm

    Data backup vendor i365 Inc. is adding enterprise-class data backup and infrastructure disaster recovery capabilities to its products aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.
  • Seven Lessons That SMBs Can Learn from Big IT

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Just because you don't have a large enterprise doesn't mean you can't run your IT operation like the big guys. Here are seven ways to help your SMB implement some of the lessons big IT operations have learned to improve productivity, cut costs, and keep your business running smoothly.
  • Danger: 8GB USB Drive for $10

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 1:33 pm

    Don't you love the way technology prices drop and drop? Think about an 8GB storage device attached to your keyring. The cost of solid state memory keeps plummeting at an amazing rate, and I applaud the chip makers and manufacturers integrating such memory into their products.
  • Double-Take Software targets the utility data center

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 11:56 am

    Data-protection software specialist Double-Take Software is aiming to enter the utility data center market.
  • Dell's new backup system includes both hardware and software

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 4:10 pm

    Dell is putting together hardware and software for backup and recovery in one system, with integrated software, for small and medium-size businesses.
  • Saved by SaaS

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 11:16 am

    A data storage crash is the last thing a collision-repair shop needs to worry about. So when John Sweigart realized that the software he was using to manage his business was no longer compatible with the way he was backing up data, he knew it was time for a different option.

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