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It’s Time to Rethink Tape Storage

Keeping data “just in case” is no longer an option The death of tape as a corporate storage medium has been greatly exaggerated.  The vast majority of organizations still use tape storage to back up data either onsite or off-site.  As the volume of data continues to rise exponentially, off-site tape capacity is only expected to increase significantly. Historically, the low cost of tape storage has only encouraged organizations to …Read More

Who you gonna call? Myth busters!

Beware! Home remedies can sometimes go wrong and make data loss even worse… or actually make no difference in trying to get the data back. Not knowing how to distinguish between what’s true and myth when it comes to data recovery could potentially risk your data even further. Test your knowledge as we dispel the most popular data recovery myths. Let’s tackle some of these myths and set a few …Read More

New EU legislation puts pressure on businesses to erase data

The impact of the Snowden scandal has only added to the need for the EU to increase the minimum security expectations for companies’ networks and personal data protection. The big problem is finding a way to manage information in a responsible and effective way. From high-level government information to the credit card details of an Amazon shopper, the digital network is crammed full of confidential data, and its volume and …Read More

Leveraging virtualization for business continuity

Many organizations report that they are improving their disaster recovery capabilities, and that their confidence in being prepared for a disaster has increased. Still, there is much work to be done in ensuring adequate preparation and protection. The cost of an interruption in business, whether due to network attack, data breach or natural disaster, can be a rude awakening. An estimation of system downtime costs when a data disaster strikes …Read More

Make it big! Recovery solutions for large storage systems (Part2)

In the first part of this article we covered the storage systems architectures, now we want do give some insights on how to cope with system failures and data loss: Avoiding storage system failures Though you may not be able to prevent a disaster from happening, you may be able to minimize your downtime. There are many ways to reduce or eliminate the impact of storage system failures. For example, you …Read More

Make it big! Recovery solutions for large storage systems (Part 1)

Storage systems have become their own unique and complex area of IT and the term “storage systems” can mean different things to different people. So how do we define these systems? In this article, Storage systems are the hardware that store data. For example, this may be a small business server supporting an office of ten users or less – the storage system would be the hard drives that are …Read More

Do You Need Computer Forensics, Data Recovery, Or Both?

Computer forensics is the science behind the investigation of computer media while data recovery is the technique used for the retrieval of data from a damaged media.  For a comprehensive investigation to be carried out, both capabilities will have to be used in most cases. Data recovery techniques will be used to retrieve critical data from the target media and then forensic methodologies will be applied to analyze the data …Read More

To Recover Or Not To Recover? That Is The Question

A data loss has occurred – now what?  Determining if there is a need to recover the lost data can be difficult.  There are several things you must take into consideration when deciding if data recovery is really required. The quest for the vanishing data Everyone knows the importance of a good backup system, so your first step should be to determine if the data is actually backed up. Many …Read More

Is It Time To Migrate Your Tapes?

Change is rarely comfortable, but as Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  In business, there can be many reasons for organizations to modify or even revolutionize the way that they operate, some through choice, and some that are imposed upon them.  From a data center point of view, this often involves the transfer of information from one medium to another, and …Read More