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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Backup services can save hardware and staffing costs, but beware of surprise fees. ORGANIZATIONS GO TO great lengths to ensure there are no surprises in their operational environments. Even so, several well-publicized events involving backup storage as a service (SaaS) have exposed costly vulnerabilities in a number of shops. Given that SaaS is new to many firms, it's understandable that some possible scenarios simply weren't considered in the review process. When evaluating backup SaaS, it's important to know every detail of your current backup system and backup budget. Caught up in the competitive frenzy to win new customers, some backup SaaS vendors have been dropping prices to new lows. A gigabyte of storage is a gigabyte of storage, right? Not really. The volume of storage required for a pair of socks and your great-grandmother's pearls might be comparable, but the more valued item might warrant improved security and storage conditions. Companies considering backup SaaS can't confuse basic file storage and recovery for PC data with the sort of storage ... Access >>>

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    • Hot Spots: Don't let SaaS costs sneak up on you by Lauren Whitehouse

      There are plenty of good reasons to opt for backup storage as a service, but there are also plenty of questions you should ask before green lighting any move to online backup.

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      If your actions will help meet the company's overall green objectives of making more money faster, you'll probably find your status growing along with your budget.

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    • Best Practices: Why you can't go it alone by Ashish Nadkarni

      Most IT departments are split into islands of expertise, like storage, servers and networks. But the time is coming when those disparate groups will have to learn to work together. Network consolidation is just one of the technologies forcing storage pros to build stronger interdisciplinary IT teams.

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