Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
How do you maintain the security and confidentiality of your organization’s data in a world in which your employees, contractors and partners are now working, file sharing and collaborating on a growing number of mobile devices? Makes you long for the day when data could be kept behind firewalls and employees were, more or less, working on standardized equipment. Now, people literally work on the edge, using various devices and sending often unprotected data to the cloud.
This dramatic shift to this diversified way of working has made secure backup, recovery and sharing of data an exponentially more difficult problem to solve. The best approach is to start with a complete solution that can intelligently protect, manage and access data and information across users, heterogeneous devices and infrastructure from a single console - one that can efficiently manage your data for today's mobile environment and that applies rigorous security standards to this function.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
IT admins tasked with restoring servers or lost data during a disruption are
consumed with a single-minded purpose: successful recovery. But it shouldn’t
take an adverse event to underscore the importance of recovery as part of an
overall backup strategy. This is especially true with large datasets. Before you
consider how you’re going to back up large datasets, first consider how you
may need to recover the data.
Variables abound. Is it critical or non-critical data? A simple file deletion or a
system-wide outage? A physical server running onsite or a virtual one hosted
offsite? These and a handful of other criteria will determine your backup and
disaster recovery (BDR) deployment.
What do we mean by large? A simple question with a not-so-simple answer.
If your total data footprint is 5 TB or more, that’s considered large. But what
kind of data is it? How many actual files are there? How frequently do they
change? How much can they be compressed? It’s likely that two different 5 TB
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
For all organizations, server and component-level crises are unfortunate inevitabilities. Likewise, the need of end-users to
revert to previous file versions is a common occurrence due to predicaments large and small. Recognizing these realities,
ESG consistently recommends that organizations consider an approach to data protection that is broader than what
backup alone can provide
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Cohesity provides the only hyper-converged platform that eliminates the complexity of traditional data protection solutions by unifying your end-to-end data protection infrastructure – including target storage, backup, replication, disaster recovery, and cloud tiering. Cohesity DataPlatform provides scale-out, globally deduped, highly available storage to consolidate all your secondary data, including backups, files, and test / dev copies. Cohesity also provides Cohesity DataProtect, a complete backup and recovery solution fully converged with Cohesity DataPlatform. It simplifies backup infrastructure and eliminates the need to run separate backup software, proxies, media servers, and replication. This paper specifically focuses on the business and technical benefits of Cohesity DataPlatform for the data protection use case. It is intended for IT professionals interested in learning more about Cohesity’s technology differentiation and advantages it offers for data protection - (i) Elim
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As a professional in the legal industry, you may have been reading articles and hearing from colleagues about the traction and momentum for cloud services. Deciphering cloud solutions for your particular needs is still convoluted.
A common use case is cloud backup and in many cases, multiple, redundant copies of legal files. Whether it is misplacing or losing data or in the case of a natural disaster, backups are a necessary part of this business.
Your enterprise runs its critical
applications on Oracle Databases,
and as an enterprise IT leader, maintaining
the performance and availability of your
databases is among your top priorities.
Any degradation in performance
or loss of data could result in serious
business disruption and loss of revenue,
so protecting this vital asset is a must.
There are many causes of data loss—
administration errors, system or media
failures, cyberattacks, and more—but
we often overlook design flaws in the
very systems meant to protect data:
general-purpose backup systems.
Many existing data protection solutions fail to
meet the demands of critical databases because
they treat them as generic files to copy as opposed
to specialized resources. Taking a generic approach
to database backup and recovery not only exposes
you to the risk of data loss, it also negatively impacts
performance and makes it difficult to recover within
VMware® Horizon Mirage™ is a layered image management solution that separates a PC into logical layers that either IT or the user own and manage. IT-owned layers are typically OS and corporate applications while user-owned layers consist of their own files and applications. The Horizon Mirage solution enables:
• Updates to individual IT-managed layers, such as core operating system files and
common business applications, without disrupting other layers, all while maintaining
user data and installed applications.
• Simpler backup by taking snapshots of layered images, enabling desktop disaster
recovery and helping to ensure continued end-user productivity.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Another must have feature of any modern Availability solution is self-service restore. Self-service restore is essentially a delegation, or granting the task of restoring files within the guest OS to users that have administrative rights. In many organizations, there are users who are responsible for the applications running within the VMs. These application owners are the primary administrators for the files and folders within the VM — so why would they have to go to a backup administrator to simply restore a file? Self-service restore allows these applications owners to log into a portal, search through the content of the backups for their VMs only and perform any necessary restores of those files back to their original or new locations.
Password-protected PDFs tout the ability to share your sensitive data securely. But several factors make them vulnerable, your accountancy firm’s data and your clients’ information could easily be exposed to hackers. Download this white paper to learn more about PDF password protection failures that:
• Expose data when people share passwords with others, especially through email.
• Prevent your firm from knowing when files are read by unauthorized individuals.
• Allow hackers to easily to gain access to confidential financial documents within minutes.
In this Solution Profile, we will concentrate on the importance of optimizing data protection for evolving virtual networks, and on working with a trusted partner. Virtualization technology works across all sizes of business to reduce costs, control management overhead, and increase flexibility. However, virtualization also requires that companies adapt their traditional backup and data protection practices to suit the rapidly changing virtualization infrastructure.
An optimized WAN environment can increase network reliability and availability and improve cost profiles. It also improves the performance and reliability of data backup, replication, and recovery processes.
With continued expansion of organizational storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue to remain an unresolved issue that must be addressed on the file system level to solve this bottleneck.
Just Right IT solutions, based on HP servers, storage, networking, and services, simplify business technology, giving you more time to focus on your business. Whether you’re just getting started with virtualization and file sharing, or supporting expansion with solutions for server consolidation, data backup, and business consolidation, Just Right IT solutions provide appropriate technologies for your organization’s needs today. And when your business is ready for the next level of expansion, HP offers Just Right IT solutions that address growing requirements for collaboration, continuity, and consolidation. Learn more.
This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.
Thanks to numerous, headline-making incidents in recent years,
cybercrime has risen toward the top of the concern list for many
organizations—and the customers with whom they do business.
You’ve heard many of the stories. Major health insurers, such as
Anthem, Premera BlueCross and CareFirst had personal information
for millions of their customers stolen. Sony Pictures experienced
a breach that not only embarrassed employees and adversely
impacted the release of the high-profile film, “The Interview,” but
also damaged systems and applications—making it extremely
difficult for the company to conduct business. The list goes on.
Some you maybe haven’t heard, like the one about CodeSpaces, a
provider of version management services to developers. When
attackers were able to gain access to its cloud-based management
consoles, they deleted the company’s entire infrastructure and
backups—ultimately forcing CodeSpaces out of business.
The bad news for organizations like yours is, thanks to the