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  • Kindle Maker Amazon opens GovCloud for fed data only

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Officially, it's the AWS GovCloud (US), a new service from Amazon Web Services organized just for the federal government. The feds are hot for cloud services, but they also demand a long list of acronym-filled certifications like FISMA, SAS-70, ISO 27001 and more, including "an environment that enables agencies to comply with HIPAA regulations" according to their new release.
  • 135 terabytes for (relatively) cheap

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    When you put 45 drives in one chassis, at prices far below those big boys, geeks pay attention.
  • Apple ups Time Capsule capacity to 3TB

    Posted June 21, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    Apple on Tuesday released new models of Time Capsule, its combination backup drive and wireless base station.The new Time Capsules are available in 2TB and 3TB capacities—previously, Time Capsule had topped out at 2TB.
  • Surviving a PC meltdown; SugarSync, Mozy notes

    Posted May 24, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    I seem to be living in a technology Bermuda Triangle. Two weeks ago my media-center PC died suddenly, and two days ago my primary desktop went belly up. Sure, I was able to switch over to my laptop and get back to work, but for the time being my data was trapped inside the defunct desktop. At least, it would have been trapped, if not for my secret weapon: SugarSync.
  • Sepaton releases remote office backup

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 6:11 am

    Sepaton today announced a new remote office backup appliance that replicates data back to a central data center.
  • Symantec beefs up SaaS offerings

    Posted May 5, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Symantec says the new offerings are designed to improve service manageability and increase flexibility for customers.
  • Lawsuit: Fired data center worker wiped out TV show

    Posted April 1, 2011 - 9:05 am

    The creators of "Zodiac Island" say they lost an entire season of their syndicated children's television show after a former employee at their Internet service provider wiped out more than 300GB of video files.
  • Choosing cloud backup for PCs

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:02 pm

    Backup is one of the oldest needs in computing. Whether it's hard disk failure, computer theft, or just a wandering three year-old with a fruit juice carton, it's very easy to lose data on a computer.
  • Google Gmail snafu lesson: Backup, backup, backup

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    Gmail is hard at work restoring service to about 40,000 Gmail users after a software bug deleted their e-mail messages, folders, labels and filters. So, while things are looking good for those users affected by the bug, this episode proves, once again, that while Web-based services may be robust, you still have to take responsibility for your own data.
  • My backup plan: Kirk McElhearn

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    I’m a belt-and-suspenders guy when it comes to backups. All this began one day in the mid-1990s, when I lost a day’s work on my PowerBook 100. From that day on, I have been extremely prudent about how I protect my data, and I currently use a multi-pronged backup approach, and even use multiple backups for important data.
  • Will cloud backup services put tape backups in trash can?

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    While technologies exist to vastly improve backup and recovery processes, many enterprises have delayed modernizing their backup infrastructure. Now a confluence of factors - greater storage demands, the need for faster disaster recovery, and the availability of cloud-based backup services - is spurring action.
  • Druva goes live with inSync backup app for enterprises

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    Start-up Druva today announced the latest edition of its inSync backup software, which is aimed at backing up laptops across enterprises.
  • Building a better business backup system

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    As with buying insurance or taking vitamins, committing to data backup is a hard sell. Everyone knows that storing records safely in more than one place protects the health of a business, but many companies fail to establish backup systems that will keep them running if disaster strikes.
  • Sepaton unveils next-gen private cloud OS

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    Sepaton announced version 6.0 of its grid-based backup and deduplication appliance, which now supports 64-bit architectures and doubles the throughput of the device.
  • Symantec unveils backup and storage appliances

    Posted January 17, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Symantec today introduced its NetBackup and FileStore appliances with an eye toward offering customers choices in whether they want to mix and match software- and hardware-based backup and storage products according to business needs.
  • 7 technology habits of smart people

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 6:23 pm

    I can't help you lose weight, stop smoking or keep any of the other New Year's resolutions you and millions of others might make. But I can give you a few ideas that will save you money and help you get the most out of the technology you use every day.
  • Protect your backup data from Murphy's Law

    Posted December 21, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes. That is pretty much how backing up data often works.
  • Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:31 am

    From the beginning, Time Machine's design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. Here's how it stacks up against the competition?
  • Virtualization adoption slowed by backup, recovery concerns

    Posted November 2, 2010 - 9:19 am

    IT departments do not trust virtual infrastructure to form the backbone of their IT environment, according to new research.
  • Pure-play virtualization backup or mixed approach

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Is it better to be a pure virtualization player when it comes to backup and replication - or do you need your feet in the physical world too?
  • CommVault moves deduplication to the source with Simpana 9

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 9:20 am

    CommVault has released the latest version of its flashship backup software product, Simpana 9, adding dedpulication at the client level as well as snapshotting capability and automatic discovery of virtual machines for backup.
  • NetApp, Syncsort team up on data protection

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 11:16 am

    NetApp and Syncsort are bringing storage and data protection together in a single product, NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup, to offer quick backup and restoration of an enterprise's data.
  • Seagate, Microsoft launch disk-to-disk to cloud service

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Seagate today announced it has tightly integrated its EVault backup software and cloud storage service with Microsoft's Data Proteciton Manager disk-based backup appliance to offer multi-vendor application backup managed through a single dashboard.
  • Double-Take takes to the clouds

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Data recovery specialist Double-Take has offered a cloud version of its backup software.
  • Carbonite aims at small businesses with backup service

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Consumer online backup company Carbonite has released a version of its service that's targeted at small businesses and provides backups without a per-computer fee.
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