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Tap into Symantec Backup Exec 15

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 2:17:00 PM

Symantec’s recently released Backup Exec 15 delivers powerful, flexible and easy-to-use back up and recovery for enterprises.

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With the growing reliance on data, back up and recovery is becoming a top priority for organizations of all sizes. But with all the different platforms and configurations,  complexity augments. Finding the ideal back up and recovery solution for your enterprise can be a bit confusing and challenging.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Run Application Aware Virtual Machine Backups

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:57:00 PM

iStock_000044368660_MediumWith businesses and organizations generating massive amounts of information these days, they have no choice but to turn to complex, virtualized applications and security solutions to accommodate their growing volumes of data. This means that traditional backup and recovery solutions, are falling behind. Organizations need to perform application-aware data backups to maintain an unpredictable and ever-changing backup and recovery environment.

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Topics: Backup Appliances

Backup and Recovery Tip: Deploy Data Deduplication

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:43:00 PM

Deduplication technology is essential to every company’s data backup process, especially when it comes to managing big data.  It is designed to eliminate redundant data in a storage system, and reduce the amount of data that must be stored as a backup. When it comes to data security, deduplication is the fastest way to generate a return on investment because it enables an organization to decrease the amount of storage to buy and maintain. 

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Topics: Backup and Recovery

Backup and Recovery Tip: Test. Test. Test.

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:37:00 PM

Testing your organization’s data backups is the first real step toward implementing a secure and effective backup and recovery plan. It is an extremely important way to identify critical flaws in disaster recovery and maintain business continuity.  Despite the amount of hours and effort your organization devotes to backing up data, it will mean very little unless your backups are tested on a regular basis. If you cannot restore your files from a backup, it’s not effective.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery

Backup and Recovery Tip: Determine Backup Policies and Procedures

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Creating a backup policy is one of the more important things you can do for your data security plan. Optimized backup policies and procedures will save your organization time and money by bringing backup and recoverability in line with actual requirements. They will also ensure a smooth recovery process in the event of a hard drive failure, virus attack, or natural disaster.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery

Top Data Security Challenges: A Look at Some Data Security Concerns and Some Helpful Tips

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Apr 8, 2015 9:23:00 AM

Security is a top concern for many enterprises. Your data (and your customers’ data) is very valuable and you need to protect it. Even small business owners are recognizing the importance of protecting their data. Last year eMarketer reported that nearly 40% of small business owners are augmenting their data protection technology.

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Topics: Data Security

10 Things You Need to Know to Better Manage Your Backup Environment Part 1: Backup and Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Apr 7, 2015 3:03:00 PM

Whether you run a small business or a multi-million dollar corporation, the functionality of your organization depends on the creation and management of electronic information or data. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. There is only one thing that stands in the way between your business and catastrophic data loss – a secure and reliable backup infrastructure.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery