Build a Relevant Data Retention Policy

Tape Library

Do you have a well-thought-out policy for the retention of backup data and archiving? Does your current data-retention policy truly address your organization’s needs or was it more of an afterthought? Possibly your data retention was even a process inherited from whenever original backup jobs were created, a time when …

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Meltdown, Spectre and Your Backup Solution

meltdown

There has been a lot of talk lately about the newly revealed vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown. (If you’d like a better explanation of what these vulnerabilities entail the most comprehensible article that I’ve found so far, that explains the situation in layman’s terms is located here. ) We understand …

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Reaching Your Maximum Backup Speed

Full Speed Ahead

If I had a dime every time someone asked me why their backup jobs were slow; I’d be writing this essay with my toes in the sand on the beach of some remote island in the south pacific. I’d be a rich man. The movement of data, from a source …

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Data Protection in Educational (VS. Corporate) Environments

Securing data across a large network means dealing with challenges such as combatting ransomware infection, phishing and spam schemes, also threats that come from within. On the surface these threats are not much different from one environment to the next in the dangers that they present. Even the type of …

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How to prevent Backup and Restore Disasters

How to prevent Backup & Restore Disasters

Being aware of potential threats within a backup environment is always the first step in getting your infrastructure prepared for a disaster. Today I’d like to outline a few of the possible threats and what options you have in order to keep your companies business critical data as safe as …

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