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  • How has disaster recovery monitoring software evolved?

    Explore details regarding the growth of DR monitoring software from a focus on configuration validation to today's automated and more comprehensive disaster recovery scanning. Continue Reading

  • What are the latest Windows Server disaster recovery capabilities?

    Microsoft Windows Server 2016 offers more advanced disaster recovery resources than the 2012 R2 edition. Features include deduplication, replication and availability. Continue Reading

  • Navigate backup, disaster recovery and archive convergence

    There is now considerable overlap in storage among data backup, disaster recovery and archive. This e-book discusses the advantages and issues that come from a convergence of data backup, disaster recovery and archiving. Organizations should consider convergence as a potential financial and storage space benefit.

    The first chapter of this e-book provides tools for how to make backup and primary storage convergence work for your organization. These tools include continuous data protection, also known as continuous backup. CDP's biggest advantage is that it keeps a record of every transaction in the enterprise.

    As another example of the ongoing merger of data backup, disaster recovery and archive, while backup and disaster recovery largely used to be considered separate functions, they are converging. The second chapter of this e-book explains how and why this is occurring, and what it could mean for you. Indeed, much of this backup-disaster recovery convergence is the result of snapshot, replication and virtualization making it possible for disaster recovery without data restoration.

    Yet another example of convergence is occurring with backup and archiving, thanks to software and hardware advancements. The third chapter of this e-book explains the benefits and challenges of converging the two disciplines. You'll learn how much data you should retain and for how long you need to keep it, as well as the products that make it all possible.

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  • Will Operations Management Suite boost confidence in Office 365?

    Office 365 has been a relative success, but some are hesitant to adopt it. New features in the Operations Management Suite, showcased at Ignite, may allay some of those fears. Continue Reading

  • For HIPAA-compliant cloud storage, weigh risks and set recovery steps

    Healthcare organizations and the cloud storage providers they work with must conduct risk assessments to confirm that all parties are safeguarding patient data as part of HIPAA-compliant cloud storage.

    Cloud companies that handle protected health information on behalf of providers are required to sign business associate agreements, some aspects of which are now subject to HIPAA audits by the federal government.

    This handbook looks at cloud storage and backup technology and its relationship to HIPAA compliance. Over the three chapters in this guide, our contributing writers look at how providers, business associates and covered entities are preparing for HIPAA audits; how health systems use the cloud for backup storage purposes and disaster recovery efforts; and how moving more healthcare data into the cloud has changed other aspects of providers' businesses.

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  • Instant recovery converges backup, DR

    Data protection has evolved at such a rapid pace over the last few years that today's backup and disaster recovery systems barely resemble those from a decade ago. One of the ways this evolution has occurred is through the convergence of backup and disaster recovery and the emergence of instant recovery.

    In the past, data backup and DR were primarily treated separately. Backup was about making a recoverable copy of data or entire servers, while DR was concerned with continuity of business -- the idea of moving workloads to new hardware and remote locations in the event of a major disaster.

    A great deal of the convergence can be attributed to server virtualization. Most organizations are heavily virtualized, and server virtualization provides a degree of flexibility that simply was not possible until somewhat recently. Not only does the hypervisor deliver new capabilities, but many backup vendors have design features that exploit the portability of virtual machines.

    The convergence of backup and disaster recovery technologies, and the rise of instant recovery, has occurred largely because snapshot, replication and virtualization have made it possible to recover from a disaster without the need for a traditional data restoration. The methods involved in this convergence seek to minimize storage cost, while also allowing for instant recovery.

    In this e-book chapter, explore these methods and how the convergence of backup and disaster recovery and emergence of instant recovery could apply to your organization.

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