Category: Disaster Recovery

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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Client profile: Baseline Data Services serious about disaster recovery

NOTE: This is the latest in a series of Online Tech client profiles. Read more here. Indiana-based Baseline Data Services, LLC, was looking for data center space to continue growing its disaster recovery services business. Coincidentally, Online Tech was in … Continue reading

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7 business drivers for your backup and recovery strategy

In a previous post, I laid out the first three questions your CIO should answer before you start your backup and recovery research. The CIO should provide direction around the value of the data, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and … Continue reading

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3 questions your CIO needs to answer to set your offsite backup strategy

There are a number of options for offsite backup, including tape backup shipped offsite, backing up to a simple cloud storage like Amazon, or an enterprise-grade offsite backup and recovery solution. Before any detailed conversation takes place around the technical … Continue reading

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Data protection and the cloud

BY YAN NESS Co-CEO, Online Tech In my last blog post I made the case that data is money. So it’s important to have a strategy for data protection just as you would for cash management. It helps to have … Continue reading

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Staying ahead of the enterprise cloud backup and recovery curve

At the end of May, I’m speaking on a panel at IMN’s Data Center East Conference in New York City. The panel is titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve on Services (for data center operators)” and will focus its message … Continue reading

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Backup video series: What are cost-effective data backup technologies?

Note: This is the 12th in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the entire backup video series. What two technologies give you the most “bang for your buck” in data backup … Continue reading

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