Category: Disaster Recovery

Tales from the disaster recovery trenches result in solid business continuity advice

After 30 years in the disaster recovery field, Lance Thompson has some good stories to tell. The founder and president of Baseline Data Services shared a few of them – along with plenty more pertinent facts and advice – during … Continue reading

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Backup is the ‘sweet spot’ on the data protection spectrum

Data is growing exponentially. Not just in size, but also in importance to organizations. So how do you protect that data while simultaneously assuring it can be quickly recovered in case of an emergency? A recent Online Tech “Tuesdays at … Continue reading

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Mitigating the management expense of offsite backup

BY YAN NESS Online Tech Co-CEO For 15 years, Online Tech has provided data backup services to our colocation and hosting clients. We used to back up to tapes in a large multi-tape system, then transport them from one data … Continue reading

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Detroit’s tech renaissance enhanced by infrastructure development from Online Tech, Fibertech Networks and others

If the burgeoning economic renaissance in the city of Detroit is to fully take root, there’s some serious infrastructure work to be done. And not just “infrastructure” in terms of fixing the crumbling roads or creating mass transportation options, like … Continue reading

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Disaster recovery expert to guest host Online Tech ‘Tuesdays at 2′ webinar

After 30 years in the disaster recovery industry, Lance Thompson has plenty of tales to tell. A few are extreme – like making huge efforts to help clients through the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, tornados and fires. Most are born … Continue reading

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Offsite Backup, Onsite Backup, or Both?

There are many backup and recovery options out there; some onsite, some offsite. Trying to parse through which one fits best into your disaster recovery plan can be very difficult, and often for a result that isn’t ideal. I spoke … Continue reading

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Offsite backup and recovery: Understanding the hidden costs

By JASON YAEGER Online Tech Director of Product Management, Risk Management Officer and Security Officer The cost of data loss can be staggering. A study at the University of Texas tells us that 43 percent of companies that experience a … Continue reading

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We spent HOW much time to restore that backup file? Significantly less with file-level restoration

Offsite backup: a necessary evil that can be unreliable, hard to track and expensive to support. We know; it’s not what you got into technology for. Nonetheless, the business depends on putting mission-critical data offsite for those just-in-case moments of … Continue reading

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Backing up sensitive data for recovery? Meet Mr. FIPS

In regulated industries, sensitive data must both be protected and retained, a challenging juxtaposition in a landscape of increasing cybersecurity threats. In the healthcare field, for example, losing data is one matter. Not having “exact retrievable copies,” as required by … Continue reading

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7 questions to keep your offsite backup and recovery out of the outhouse

For many in the Midwest, fall is hunting season, and it wouldn’t be official without an outhouse reference. “Bear” with me; many companies are choosing the outhouse option needlessly as a regular course of their offsite backup and recovery planning. … Continue reading

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