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How to align data protection policy and compliance

While many compliance mandates discuss the importance of data protection guidelines, not all are as prescriptive as you'd think or like them to be.


Mobile data backup helped by encryption, data policies

More and more corporate data is being created and living on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. That dynamic requires a new approach to mobile data backup than protecting data stored on traditional servers.

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CAMH tackles Hyper-V VM backup with Veeam Software

A mental health and addiction facility had an ongoing problem with its virtual machine backup and recovery until it was solved with Veeam's Backup & Replication.


Commvault gives old guard assurance with new guard tech

By embracing new technology, like the cloud and virtualization, Commvault Systems provides businesses with a complete backup application featuring a litany of support and integrations.

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    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

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    Hot data backups are the standard for most database backups, as users can stay online while they are performed. But the technology has risks, such as a performance impact.

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    A data storage device for backup makes copies of data actively in use. Should the storage medium fail, the original data is recovered from copies on the backup hardware.

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