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Vol. 4 No. 3 May 2005

Snapshot: Encrypting backup data

Do you encrypt your backup? Do you encrypt your backups? Where does the encryption take place? Will you begin encrypting your backups? Encrypting backups has become slightly more prevalent since August 2003, when Storage surveyed readers about their backup tape-encryption practices. Back then, 90% didn't encrypt tapes; today, that number has dropped slightly to 86%. More telling perhaps is that 23% plan to begin backup encryption, despite concerns about performance and being able to restore. Many readers noted that regulations and audits were fueling their interest in backup encryption.

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Features in this issue

  • Real-World DR

    by  Marc Staimer

    Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve DR problems. However, information of this type is usually difficult to make public. These case studies have a central theme: Increasing data levels and stricter compliance regulations are forcing companies to look to newer technologies to solve their growing DR and backup pains.

  • Build a winning storage budget

    by  Dick Benton

    This tip offers advice on taking a business-plan approach to the process of building a storage budget.

  • Virtualization at your service

    New twist on virtualization

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