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  • Examining today's data protection solutions

    Exponential data growth, the need for more frequent data protection, the rise of server virtualization and a variety of other challenges have emerged over the past few years, and backup vendors have begun to offer alternatives to traditional nightly ... 

  • Identify and conquer today's backup challenges

    The last several years have brought about changes and challenges for backup administrators. Many have relied upon the same approach to data backups for decades, but the tried-and-true approach of nightly backups is becoming impractical. Exponential d... 

  • The backup target today

    There are many backup target options available with a wide range of price points. They include everything from tape drives and tape libraries to virtual tape libraries, deduplication arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups.

  • What is data protection?

    Data backups have evolved to the point that they are hardly recognizable. For many organizations, the days of producing a nightly backup to tape are over. Exponential data growth and the need for near real-time data protection have driven organizatio... 

  • Connect to the disconnected world of remote backups

    Remote backup of data on endpoint devices like laptops and smart phones is a challenge for IT staffs. Because these devices are often disconnected from an organization's network, data created and stored on these devices can go unprotected for conside... 

  • Best practices: Laptop and mobile backups today

    Laptop and mobile backup are emerging areas for data protection. However, many organizations today do not have a strategy in place for protecting information on laptops and mobile devices. The reason for this is twofold. Many IT teams have assumed th... 

  • Cloud backup tutorial: Using cloud data protection

    Despite pronouncements by some that cloud backup isn't just marketing hype, serious doubts remain about the security of cloud data protection. In this tutorial on cloud backup, you will learn the pros and cons cloud backup, how cloud storage is chang... 

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    Cloud backup, also known as online backup, is a strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to an off-site server. 

  • Glacier (Amazon Glacier)

    Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud storage service for archiving data that can tolerate a three- to five-hour retrieval time. 

  • cloud seeding

    Cloud seeding (also known as seeding the cloud) is an option an organization can use for its first data backup to a cloud service. 

  • cloud drive

    A cloud drive is an umbrella term used to describe any Web-based service that provides storage space on a remote server. 

  • image-based backup

    Image-based backup is a backup process for a computer or virtual machine (VM) that creates a copy of the operating system and all the data associated with it, including the system state, and application configurations and saves it as a single file. 

About Cloud backup

Cloud backup is becoming a popular alternative to traditional data backup and recovery storage media, such as tape and disk. Learn about whether cloud backup is the best data protection method for your enterprise, what to look for in a cloud storage or online data backup service, and cloud backup security best practices. Browse expert advice and tutorials on how to choose the best cloud backup solution and how to negotiate service-level agreements (SLAs) with your cloud backup provider. Read about how to manage your recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) in your cloud backup and recovery plan. Stay up to date on the latest news and listen to podcasts for more cloud backup storage technology information and resources.