Issue OverviewStorage magazine - August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6
Disaster recovery (DR) scenarios used to require dedicated or rented alternate data center sites, but cloud storage services have helped slash the cost of getting data offsite in a recoverable mode. Pairing cloud storage with cloud-based servers allows for disaster recovery in the cloud. Cloud-based DR is a cost-effective and near-immediate recovery solution for any size firm.
Microsoft's Hyper-V is an increasingly popular choice for virtualizing servers. Setting up storage to work well with Hyper-V virtual machines involves a variety of tools, including new storage features available in Windows Server 2012.
Major backup software vendors might be lagging a bit when it comes to providing adequate data protection for devices like smartphones and tablets, but there are solid BYOD backup alternatives. There are a few data center-based mobile backup tools available, as well as cloud services. Access >>>
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Implementing cloud-based disaster recovery: Six key steps
by Brien Posey
Cloud-based disaster recovery puts effective DR within reach of just about any company. Here's how to get it done.
The state of mobile device backup
by Eric Slack
With the growing bring-your-own-device movement, backing up data on mobile devices is quickly becoming an issue for most companies.
- Implementing cloud-based disaster recovery: Six key steps by Brien Posey
Configuring Hyper-V storage
by David Davis
New storage features in Windows Server and Hyper-V make storage configuration and maintenance easier for Microsoft–based virtual environments.
Stalled technology refresh plans pick up some steam
by Rich Castagna
Thirty-two percent of our survey respondents are undergoing a technology refresh update, and 33% plan to upgrade in the next six to 12 months.
- Configuring Hyper-V storage by David Davis
Stop making sense out of the data storage market
by Rich Castagna
We need a new rating system to sort out what's going on in the data storage market. Editorial Director Rich Castagna offers his system to readers.
Losing my religion with data storage vendors
by Jon William Toigo
Some data storage vendors seem out of touch with the reality of what's going on in data center environments and what kinds of products IT truly needs.
Security top concern in online file sharing and collaboration
by Terri McClure
As the online file-sharing and collaboration market grows, so does the opportunity for users and hackers to damage the data and reputation of firms.
Myths surrounding big data technology
by Mike Matchett
Big data technology is a big deal for storage shops, and a clear understanding of what it means is required to configure storage for big data apps.
- Stop making sense out of the data storage market by Rich Castagna
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