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Storage 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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