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Cloud-based DR to the rescue
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.
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Cloud-based disaster recovery puts effective DR within reach of just about any company. Here's how to get it done.
New storage features in Windows Server and Hyper-V make storage configuration and maintenance easier for Microsoft–based virtual environments.
With the growing bring-your-own-device movement, backing up data on mobile devices is quickly becoming an issue for most companies.
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.
Columns in this issue
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.
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.
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.
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.