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August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6

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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  • Myths surrounding big data technology

    by  Mike Matchett

    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.

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