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Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005

Back up desktop data

Addressing compliance concerns Some backup service providers (BSPs) offer compliance features such as: Indefinite retention of the most recent version of any file saved in any active PC account. Automatic deletion of files more than 10 versions old. Corporate clients with thousands or tens of thousands of desktops have greater latitude in choosing the configuration of their archiving solutions. These include: Setting data retention policies in accordance with company standards. Removing expired data from the system. Meeting Department of Defense levels for shredding old archives using technologies such as EMC's Centera. Out with the old, in with the new is the refrain sung by storage administrators switching to new solutions such as continuous data protection (CDP) and backup service providers (BSPs) to protect their users' desktop and laptop data. Why the change in tune? Data on desktops and laptops remains at the fringes of data center control and outside the scope of many organizations' protection plans. That's because ...

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