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5 best low-cost cloud backup services

The best way to back up your PC is to the cloud -- that way you always have a secure backup away from your home or office. There are plenty of them out there -- here are my five favorites.


How to create a robust backup strategy with cloud services

From platform support to file versioning to private options, it’s important to consider all the factors when evaluating a cloud-based backup strategy.

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

The company's r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance is now generally available

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7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

You can safeguard your data and restore your business in minutes instead of days or weeks.

Startup Rubrik goes all-in-one with backup appliance

The system includes software and hardware in boxes that can be strung together one at a time.

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When backup is a disaster

Utility Company AMP overhauls a mishmash of backup and recovery procedures to create one coherent plan.

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Top 10 evaluation criteria for copy data management & data virtualization

Data virtualization has the potential to deliver massive advancements in data agility and data center utilization. Your task: Separate vendor marketing hype from reality.

Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free

IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data.

Drive-cloning utilities: The best Mac apps for making a bootable backup

Good backups are essential for every Mac user. But I also recommend maintaining a clone (also known as a bootable duplicate) -- a complete, identical copy of your startup volume, stored on an external drive in such a way that you can...

Two cloud backup and sync programs you can't live without

There are plenty of backup and sync solutions out there, and choosing the best among them can be tough. But there are two that stand out from the pack -- check them out, because they well might surprise you.

How to build a storage and backup strategy for your small business

Today's businesses generate more data than ever before. Luckily, storage technology is correspondingly cheaper and more plentiful than ever before. This means your small business has work to do if you want to build an effective...

If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

The only way to ensure that none of your personal files or programs are lost in a catastrophe is to back up everything regularly. What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

Get ready for Clean Out Your Computer Day

People are incredibly lackadaisical when it comes to PC maintenance. In recognition of the annual day to clean up your PC, here are some tips.

Your backup drive needs a backup plan: Three ways to safeguard the data

Files on your backup drive may be as vulnerable as those on your PC, unless you take some important precautions.

How to keep cloud-based data safe

A real-estate brokerage opts to back up critical documents stored in Google Drive.

iCloud backup tricks for the iPhone and iPad

iCould has its limits, namely the measly 5GB of free storage you get to cover all devices associated with your Apple ID. You might find yourself running out of space, especially if you have more than one iOS device and use iCloud for...

Veeam: Backup, but for virtual machines

The rise of virtualization has ushered in dramatic shifts in the computing landscape: Servers are more efficient and users can be more agile. But it's also created new challenges for backup and recovery.

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