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Choosing the Right Backup Storage for your Enterprise

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:44:00 AM

While backup storage of your enterprise’s data is not a sexy topic, it should certainly rise to the top of any conversation you have when determining the best ways to backup and store your company’s data. As I’ve blogged before, more and more companies are turning to the cloud for their Backup Appliances for Disaster Recovery needs. An essential component of any data protection strategy to protect your organization's critical data in a disaster has to include backup and recovery.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Running Two Backups for Granular Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets you restore individual items from database backups. A separate backup of the individual items is not required for you to recover one item.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Best Practices for Protecting Virtual Machines

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM

iStock_000047637780_MediumFor the last several years, virtual machines have been rising in popularity as the standard method for backing up large company data. While virtualization has improved efficiencies, it can also introduce new challenges driven by consolidated data stores, heavy workloads and scalable infrastructures. Many organizations are still protecting their virtual machines just as they did with their physical machines, and encounter a variety of issues along the way. The problem? It’s expensive, increases recovery time, weakens host performance and requires more storage.

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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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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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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