Ever-increasing data volumes driven by the constant growth in both structured and unstructured data coupled with the ever decreasing costs of storage capacity on a per GB basis are continuing to put a strain on corporate backup abilities. While other backup and data optimization technologies offer some relief, deduplicating backup appliances have become the go to solution. They provide a quick, largely non-disruptive plug-and-play solution that alleviates backup pain, reduces storage consumption by up to 20x and have become a proven frontrunner in the ongoing battle to improve the backup experience.
Virtualization tools are providing storage pros with the ability to overcome the limitations of physical servers and gain more flexibility. While hypervisors are allowing them to leap over these boundaries, they’re simultaneously crumbling traditional data protection walls. It’s time to rethink how we handle backup. Inside, discover 8 essential real-world practices to put in place for hypervisor backup, archiving, and disaster recovery.
To best address HIPAA compliance, maintain productivity, and mitigate risk in the mobile age, HIPAA-regulated enterprises need to ensure high standards of data security and privacy on all endpoint devices that contain or have access to protected health information (PHI).
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What HIPAA means for data on endpoint devices
Features you should look for when evaluating endpoint backup solutions
How to maintain HIPAA compliance whether data is stored on-premise or in the cloud
What other organizations are doing to comply with HIPAA/HITECH
The all-encompassing data center is a thing of the past. Modern data environments are distributed and include remote and branch offices, mobile devices, and
the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud solutions such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
There’s more critical data to back up than ever before. Plus, data silos and fragmented management mean poor visibility, which can make it difficult to comply
with regional data residency and security rules as well as service-level agreements (SLAs).
On-premises data protection has not kept pace. According to a survey by Fujitsu, 45% of IT managers said they had lost data or productivity related to data
protection inefficiency within the last year.1
Often, this is because on-premises backups are cumbersome and do not always happen on time.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
As one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution companies, Burris Logistics offers over 60 million cubic feet of freezer warehousing space in 15 strategic locations along the
East Coast. Burris Logistics IT Team manages two data centers, one primary and another DR site that supports multiple remote locations up and down the East Coast. Download this case study to see how Burris Logistics acheived these benefits:
- Over 80% reduction in backup windows
- 25% CapEx savings and ongoing OpEx savings
- Simplified operations with an easy-to-use and manage UI
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
Today, hybrid cloud is increasingly the norm, and enterprises are challenged with ways to have visibility, manage and make use of all this data – both on-premises and in the cloud. While much attention has been given to primary data affecting mission-critical workloads, data for secondary workloads – backup, test/dev, disaster recovery, and archiving to name a few – have become siloed the same way application data has, leading to multiple point solutions to manage an increasing amount of data.
This white paper looks at the evolution of these challenges and offers practical advice on ways to store, manage and move secondary data in hybrid cloud architectures while extracting the hidden value it can provide. Download to learn more.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
The City of Santa Barbara, California is located just 90 miles northwest of Los
Angeles is the county seat of Santa Barbara County with a population of just
over 90,000. Often referred to as the ‘American Riviera’, Santa Barbara is located
between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Santa Barbara functions similar to a big city because it manages its own police
and fire departments, city waterfront, and airport, managing an annual operating
budget of just over $350M with approximately 1600 employees. The IT team
supports all technology functions and operations for the City, including data
backup and protection.
Your goal is high availability for the applications, databases, virtual machines (VMs), servers, and data that run your business. When access is lost or interrupted, recovery speed is critical, and must be measured in minutes and seconds, not hours of days. And if your backup and recovery strategy includes point solutions with limited coverage, legacy approaches that don't support today's modern technologies, or manual proc cesses that are time-consuming and complex, you may not be ready when disaster strikes.
The global architecture and engineering firm Environmental Systems Design, Inc., had enough capacity to handle its data. The challenge was protecting that data. The firm would often have 15TB of data in production at a given time and its existing backup solutions simply could not keep pace. After quickly outgrowing several other systems, ESD turned to Nasuni’s enterprise storage as a service. Now, thanks to Nasuni’s automated backup, which delivers unlimited versioning, fast disaster recovery and an unmatched RPO, IT can stop worrying about backup and focus on its core mission of enhancing business productivity.
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As a professional in the legal industry, you may have been reading articles and hearing from colleagues about the traction and momentum for cloud services. Deciphering cloud solutions for your particular needs is still convoluted.
A common use case is cloud backup and in many cases, multiple, redundant copies of legal files. Whether it is misplacing or losing data or in the case of a natural disaster, backups are a necessary part of this business.
Your enterprise runs its critical
applications on Oracle Databases,
and as an enterprise IT leader, maintaining
the performance and availability of your
databases is among your top priorities.
Any degradation in performance
or loss of data could result in serious
business disruption and loss of revenue,
so protecting this vital asset is a must.
There are many causes of data loss—
administration errors, system or media
failures, cyberattacks, and more—but
we often overlook design flaws in the
very systems meant to protect data:
general-purpose backup systems.
Many existing data protection solutions fail to
meet the demands of critical databases because
they treat them as generic files to copy as opposed
to specialized resources. Taking a generic approach
to database backup and recovery not only exposes
you to the risk of data loss, it also negatively impacts
performance and makes it difficult to recover within
Backup is one thing, recovery is everything.
You no doubt appreciate how mission-critical your Oracle database is to your organization's success. But what if you experience an outage or cyberattack? Can you be confident you can quickly recover all of your data? Traditional backup solutions leave data exposed to loss and your business at risk. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance eliminates exposure and saves you time, effort, and the stress of retrieving data.
Discover how our customers are recovering their data without the drama.
ESG Lab evaluated the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance from Oracle with a focus on its ability to deliver reliable data protection by recovering Oracle databases to any point in time with sub-second RPO in a highly scalable scale-out solution that is easy to use and manage.
Year after year, ESG respondents consistently cite improving data backup and recovery among the top IT priorities in our annual spending intentions survey (including 2016’s iteration). Why? Because when unforeseen infrastructure failures or data corruptions occur, the ability to restore not only business-critical information but also application and end-user access to that information become paramount. Lost or prolonged inaccessibility to business-critical data and applications most often means lost revenue and productivity to the business, and possibly the inability to meet regulatory requirements.
If success for you means real-time data management, SAP HANA can keep your business on target. Watch this video to find out how SAP HANA allows your systems to instantly adapt to the ever-changing business environment you work in, and discover how EMC’s solutions give you efficient disaster-tolerance and backup while improving efficiency with our industry-leading partners.
In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
In this Taneja Group Product Profile we review Riverbed’s SteelFusion (formerly Granite), and examine how it marries together multiple technical advances to deliver innovative branch converged infrastructure. SteelFusion supports distributed IT by addressing traditional branch challenges – providing simplified deployment, resiliency in the face of network issues, improved protection, fast recovery from the central datacenter, and a greatly lowered OPEX.
Riverbed SteelFusion, as the first converged infrastructure solution purpose-built for the branch, promises to transform branch IT through the stateless “projection” of data, applications, and VMs actually stored in the datacenter. In this Taneja Group Technology Validation we found that SteelFusion truly can transform branch IT by reducing complexity, injecting powerful capabilities and making the branch resilient, protected, and recoverable.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
Download this case study to learn about the backup product they chose and how it gave them with a unified data and application database backup solution that simplified the procuring, learning and integrating of additional products, while saving time, lowering costs, and more.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: May 01, 2019
Downtime & Data Loss are Business Problems, not IT Issues
Data protection and backup are often among the least appreciated aspects
of IT, both in terms of budget and the perception of creating “business value” for the broader organization. Arguably, data protection and backup aren’t always respected even when compared to other facets of IT — until something fails, breaks, is overwritten, or corrupted accidentally or on purpose.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 19, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief will discuss the evolution and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores. Benefits and challenges of data protection for virtual environments will be discussed, as well as emerging best practices for unified data protection.
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