Data Archive – FAQ’s

We talk to companies about backup and data protection all the time. We also talk about archiving too… and many times there are questions about the two. Confusion is not the right word, but looking at archiving from a different perspective can be enlightening. Based on some of the conversations we have had with clients,…

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Security Intelligence – visibility into threats and risks

It seems like every week there are security events being reported. Big and small companies alike. And across all types of business – financial services, healthcare, retail, government, media & entertainment and education. Security, specifically cyber-security has become uber important. So as a company, what should we do? What is prudent and responsible? What is…

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Endpoint Backup

The Labor Day Weekend was great! College football. Fantasy draft. Cubs in the playoff hunt. Hey wait a second…the Cubs are in the play-off hunt! … I digress. Seasons and things change. The way we work, our processes, locations(s), how what & when we do “things” change. Presentations, proposals, meeting notes, work plans, documentation, and…

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Picking the Right Application for Your Virtual Workloads

Virtualization has become the standard vs. the exception. It is no longer the “bleeding edge”. As virtual servers start exceeding physical servers, it is important to make the right choice to protect your workloads. Evaluating and selecting the right backup & disaster recovery solution for your virtual environment is key. What capabilities should be included?…

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Backup Best Practices

When reviewing your backup plan, and more specifically your recovery plan, one needs to look at and evaluate your systems resiliency along with your backup. Resiliency refers to redundancy built into your systems. It could be in the form of redundant power supplies, UPS Systems, RAID (for protection in the event of a drive failure),…

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Creating a Runbook

Runbooks – Do I really need one? The short answer is absolutely. The age old adage – plan your work and work your plan applies to IT and especially in the creation/use of a runbook. When there is an event, be it a server, application or site that goes down and the various business departments…

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