Data Backup Definitions

  • A

    Acronis

    Acronis is a software company specializing in data backup and recovery. Most of the company's enterprise products run on the Acronis AnyData Engine that combines many backup features into one engine.

  • Arcserve UDP (Arcserve Unified Data Protection)

    Arcserve Unified Data Protection is a data backup and recovery software product. The software combines features such as high availability, global source-side deduplication and disaster recovery testing in one product interface.

  • Artisan Infrastructure

    Infrastructure as a service provider Artisan Infrastructure LLC offers cloud providers a variety of services and products for building out cloud products.

  • asynchronous replication

    Asynchronous replication is an approach to data backup in which data is written to primary storage and then replicated to a replication target.

  • B

    Backblaze

    Backblaze backs up data that cannot be retrieved if a computer breaks or is lost. The vendor's Storage Pods hardware platform allows the company to offer backup at a low price. A B2 Cloud Storage service lets customers build cloud applications.

  • backup

    Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key foundational principle for IT administrators.

  • backup as a service (BaaS)

    Backup as a service uses external providers to deliver cloud-based backup services to an enterprise. It can help organizations avoid costly upgrades or provide companies that lack the resources to perform on-premises backups.

  • backup log

    Backup log is a feature of backup applications that records the events that occur during a backup process. 

  • backup storage device

    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.

  • backup utility (BU)

    A backup utility is a program that is designed to create a copy of data in a secondary location for safekeeping.

  • C

    Carbonite

    Cloud backup vendor Carbonite Inc. offers a variety of personal and business backup and data protection plans. Its acquisition of Seagate Technology's EVault cloud backup and DRaaS offerings has expanded the vendor's reach to small enterprises.

  • centralized backup

    Centralized backup is a process that involves automatically replicating data from remote sites and sending it over a network to a main (centralized) location for storage.

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    Cloud or online backup is a backup strategy that utilizes the cloud to send a copy of data off-site. It is sold on a subscription basis and typically priced based on usage.

  • cold backup (offline backup)

    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.

  • CrashPlan

    Code42 Software's CrashPlan data protection software comes in home, small business and enterprise versions. CrashPlan runs in the background of a device and provides an organization with constant backup of all new and changed files.

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