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The State of Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) are supposed to be an organization’s playbook if they need to recover critical data center operations after a disaster. The issue is that in most organizations, the DRP is outdated if it exists at all. Disaster

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How to Leverage the Cloud for Unstructured Data Protection

Unstructured data is growing at alarming rates. The growth is the result of not only increased user activity but also by machines and IoT devices. Re-creation of this data isn’t possible. It is a point time capture of sensory data.

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ChalkTalk Video: How to Make DR Testing So Easy You’ll Actually Do It!

Testing the organization’s ability to recover from a disaster is almost as bad as having to go through an actual disaster. As a result, most organization’s don’t have disaster recovery testing as part of its standard workflow. The lack of

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Why Protect Data in the Cloud? – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note

The motivation to protect cloud-based applications is different from on-premises applications. Cloud providers like Amazon do a good job of providing a basic level of data protection, including resilience from media failure, snapshots, and multi-cloud replication. The most common cause

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The Problem with Using Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Retention – Nexsan Briefing Note

Compared to on-premises archive storage the cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. An organization can start small, grow incrementally and only pay for the storage they are using. There is a crossover point however where it is

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Live Webinar: The Three Reasons Cloud Backup is Broken and How to Fix It

The cloud was supposed to be the answer to IT’s backup dilemma; instead, it in some ways has made the situation worse. In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland and Microsoft Azure for a roundtable discussion on what’s gone wrong

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What is a Recovery Capabilities Assessment?

Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is a long and arduous process. The process of creating and even updating a disaster recovery plan is the primary reason that most plans, if they exist, are woefully out of date. In the event of

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