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Vol. 10 Num. 3 May 2011

Blueprint for cloud-based disaster recovery

Cloud computing, along with mobile and tablet devices, accounts for much of the high-tech buzz these days. But when it comes to hype, the cloud seems to absorb more than its fair share, which has had the unintended consequence of sometimes overshadowing its real utility. Although the concept -- and some of the products and services -- of cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is still nascent, some companies, especially smaller organizations, are discovering and starting to leverage cloud services for DR. It can be an attractive alternative for companies that may be strapped for IT resources because the usage-based cost of cloud services is well suited for DR where the secondary infrastructure is parked and idling most of the time. Having DR sites in the cloud reduces the need for data center space, IT infrastructure and IT resources, which leads to significant cost reductions, enabling smaller companies to deploy disaster recovery options that were previously only found in larger enterprises. “Cloud-based DR moves the discussion ...

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Features in this issue

  • Storage budget recovery on a roll

    by  Rich Castagna, Editorial Director

    Data storage budgets are recovering from their recessionary pounding. But while storage managers might have more money to spend, they’ll need yet more capacity to meet new demands.

  • Blueprint for cloud-based disaster recovery

    by  Jacob Gsoedl

    Cloud storage and computing services offer a number of alternatives for cloud-based DR depending on the recovery time and recovery point objectives a company requires.

  • Capacity and the law drive email archiving

    by  Rich Castagna

    In our most recent Snapshot survey, we asked respondents why they were archiving: 28% say they’re doing it for legal issues, while 26% use it for capacity management.

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