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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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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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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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Are the odds of data recovery ever in your favor?

Way back in 2011 — when Prince William was getting married and Jennifer Lawrence was just getting cast as Katniss in the Hunger Games — Gartner predicted that 30 percent of midsize companies would have adopted recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) to support … 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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Offsite Backup: Thwarting the Profitable Encryption Malware Cryptolocker

Malware with a business plan – that’s how I’d describe Cryptolocker, the latest encryption-turned-bad software to hit PCs. Categorized as ‘ransomware,’ this type of malware encrypts files on your computer and refuses to decrypt until you pay the malware authors … Continue reading

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What Michigan Data Centers Can Learn From the Colorado Floods

As you watch with amazement and awe of the devastation seen with Colorado’s massive flooding, you can’t help but realize that you can never predict a natural disaster.   Unfortunately, this might only be the start as climatologists predict an increase … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Preparedness Month: What’s Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

September 2013 has been deemed National Preparedness Month (NPM) by President Barack Obama. The White House press release notes that FEMA intends to build and sustain national preparedness in the face of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods to … Continue reading

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Offsite Backup & Disaster Recovery for Mission-Critical Data Security

The following is an excerpt from our Disaster Recovery white paper that explains different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service … Continue reading

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