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

    Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:42 pm

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

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    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 storage and backup strategy.
  • Your backup drive needs a backup plan: Three ways to safeguard the data

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    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

    Posted December 19, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    A real-estate brokerage opts to back up critical documents stored in Google Drive.
  • iCloud backup tricks for the iPhone and iPad

    Posted December 12, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    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 email and document storage. Here are some tips for optimizing your iPhone and iPad backups.
  • Veeam: Backup, but for virtual machines

    Posted December 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    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.
  • The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.
  • Done with the cloud? Alternatives for online backups

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    The need to back up your data is indisputable, but how you do it is a matter of choice. Cloud backup services are the most hassle-free option, but they can be costly, and they require a stable, high-speed broadband connection that isn't available for everyone. And NSA surveillance has certainly made it difficult to trust sensitive data to a third-party provider.
  • 5 ways to disaster-proof your data backups

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Protect the lifeblood of your business with at least one--and ideally, two--of these proven techniques.
  • How to overcome small business data recovery challenges

    Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.
  • EMC 'bringing the sexy back' to data

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    When it comes to backup and recovery, IT is struggling to meet business demand within most enterprises--and the problem stands to get only worse. EMC believes the answer is a more open and agile protection storage architecture.
  • Emergency backups you didn't know you had

    Posted March 2, 2013 - 8:24 am

    When your hard drive's end is near, your best hope is a good backup. Of course it is. But, what if you don't have a backup? Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda. You shoulda, you didn't. So, what now?
  • Symantec CEO on reorg: "our system is just broken"

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Under the helm of new CEO Steve Bennett, Symantec late yesterday outlined a re-organization intended to lead to a leaner company and a new range of security and backup services and products.
  • Cloud storage grows, but many fail to back up mobile data

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    More companies are storing their data in the cloud as part of a hybrid onsite and offsite storage solution, but many admit they are not able to back-up large chunks of their data at all.
  • How to recover data from a dead Mac

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 8:38 am

    If your Mac has failed, here's how to recover those files you need.
  • How to recover your Mac from a back up

    Posted December 25, 2012 - 8:31 am

    If your Mac should crash, here's how to recover your Mac from a back up copy
  • In 2013, deduplication smartens up

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Deduplication, a fresh idea only a few years ago, has become a commodity, with organizations of all sizes deploying deduplication as just another feature in their data protection and backup solutions. This is progress. More data centers can eliminate the redundant data in their backup and storage systems to save money and increase efficiency. However, the job is not done. With deduplication in place, IT leaders can move on to adopting intelligent capabilities to ensure data is properly stored and protected. In 2013 data center managers will push for global deduplication that provides flexibility, scalability, performance and high availability of data.
  • How to choose between scale-up vs. scale-out architectures for backup and recovery

    Posted December 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    There is a lot of discussion in the storage industry in regard to "scale-up" versus "scale-out" architectures for backup and recovery operations. More and more organizations are reducing or eliminating the use of tape by deploying disk-based appliances that use deduplication. But the architectural approach used by the appliance vendor can make a significant difference to the performance, scalability and total cost of the selected solution.
  • Bullet-proof backups: When you absolutely can't lose any data

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 11:42 am

    How can you turn so-so backups into fantastic, bullet-proof backups? Although everyone's situation is a bit different, I have several recommendations that should vastly improve the quality and reliability of any backup plan.
  • Prepare your business for digital disaster

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    Myriad solutions and systems have simplified the task of backing up, whether you're dealing with one computer or a dozen. Here are some strategies you can start with.
  • NetBackup 7.6 gets tight with VMware

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 6:08 am

    Symantec today said it has more tightly integrated its flagship NetBackup software with VMware, allowing much of the storage functions to be managed through the vCenter Console.
  • HP releases 100TB/hr backup system

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    HP today announced new deduplication solutions for its StoreOnce Backup product line, including the B6200, that enable 100TB/hr backup performance.
  • Quantum unveils enterprise-class cloud backup services

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:21 am

    Quantum has partnered with Xerox, which is using two new products for a cloud-based backup service.
  • Symantec releases faster next-gen NetBackup, Backup Exec software

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Symantec announced new versions of its flagship backup applications for SMBs and the enterprise adding more support for virtual machines, a cloud storage offering and integration of snapshot and backup management
  • Imation buys dedupe backup vendor Nine Technology

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Imation today announced it has acquired deduplication technology from Nine Technology.
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