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Why S3 Archive is the Next Thing in BC/DR.

Why S3 Archive is the Next Thing in BC/DR.

When you think of business continuity you typically think about how do you get your data and systems back in event of a major system, application or data center outage. Included in this is a solid backup strategy that can allow for prompt restoration of data. However, the truth of the matter is long term backup storage can be expensive.[Read More…]

Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

With the cost of operating and managing storage going skyrocketing due to huge growth data, and regulatory requirements driving companies to store data longer and longer, its difficult to understand how you can manage backups that scale. The answer in the past was always to offload data to tape to archive it long term. This allows many organizations to reduce the need[Read More…]

by July 4, 2018 0 comments Data Deduplication
If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

Is BCDR mandatory for any organization in the medical field? The short answer is YES, its a MUST! This includes doctors, dentist, covered entities (like testing labs) and business associates (3rd parties doing business with doctors). Why is this so important? It’s because of HIPAA. For those who don’t know HIPAA is, its referred to as the Health Insurance Portability and[Read More…]

How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It is data protection legislation for the European Union that defines privacy practices for our personal data. So, you might ask why are we talking about regulations that is EU based? Well, the ramifications of this regulations have global significance. Traditional data protection regulations are general regulations that[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Regulatory Requirements
What is Data Deduplication?

What is Data Deduplication?

When you think about disaster recovery and business continuity, you typically think about making sure your server or workstation that has data on them are protected from failure. There are many solutions that give you the ability to backup your data. These applications are countless and work pretty reliably. However, when you do implement some type of data protection technology, you[Read More…]

Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

I just read an interesting article by Yuki Nogushi (@YukiNogushi) at NPR. In her article she talks about the impact of extended power loss on small businesses. In her interview with Joyce Chastain, she said larger businesses have the resources and staffing to rebuild relatively quickly (during prolonged power loss). However, where small businesses are concerned she states “Smaller businesses,[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 0 comments News
California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

As the 2017 fire season reaches its high point, California and the United States as a whole has paid a dear price for 2 major wildfire disasters. According to a CNBC article in October 2017 the cost could reach 3 Billion in losses. The article says “The rebuilding effort is likely to take years and pose challenges to localities since there[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 0 comments News
Veeam Backup and Replication – Part 1 (Data Protection and Restoration)

Veeam Backup and Replication – Part 1 (Data Protection and Restoration)

Before I get started, I think it’s important to provide full discloser that although I am currently employed as Director of Product Managment for Continuity Solutions for a partner of Veeam, I would like to remind my readers this is blog is totally impartial to any technology discussed here in this forum. # There are many backup vendors on the[Read More…]

Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning

There is a bible Psalm that says “The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, But the wise one accepts advice.” It is wise on your part to have skilled people advising you during disaster recovery planning. Why is that so important? This is because a plan explains in detail, what needs to be done, when, how,[Read More…]

What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

You know what they say… “if it can happen….it will happen”. This is the theory posed to us in the so-called “Murphy’s Law” of probabilities. We all know this is not some scientific string theory of how the cosmos is bound together but in fact is the truth. Yes, you even may debate Darwin’s theory of evolution but regardless of[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery