Five Myths of DIY Disaster Recovery

Download this paper and learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.
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Hybrid Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less

In this technology brief, research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.
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Information Governance Best Practices: Adopt a Use Case Approach

When should you implement integration governance? According to this Gartner research note, you should start now if you are an IT professional considering an initiative like master data management (MDM), e-discovery, information archiving or cloud migration. The need for governance is prompted by a combination of massive data growth, litigation, new data types, scrutiny from a regulatory perspective and new information privacy risks.
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The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery (Forrester)

Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks of ‘Do It Yourself’ Disaster Recovery” to learn the critical components that make a disaster recovery strategy successful, and the key questions you need to ask before bringing disaster recovery in-house.
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The New RAS: Reliability, Availability, Security – on the Cloud

In today’s rapidly evolving business climate the need to turn information into action is paramount. As the shift to highly virtualized and hybrid cloud environments accelerates, enterprises need to adopt cloud-based infrastructure strategies that support the increasing need for a zero-downtime world. Achieving these lofty availability levels has not been easy, but that may be changing as new cloud-based approaches allow organizations to virtualize disaster recovery to reduce both RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) that may eventually enable “dial-tone” levels of availability for mission-critical and customer-facing applications.

This IT Managers Journal will discuss the key trends and best practices in achieving these new “RAS” goals and highlight research papers from key industry analysts that demonstrate how to architect for today’s business needs – and why you should start planning today for tomorrow’s changes.

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The growing role of the cloud in Business Continuity

This study looks at the ways that the adoption of cloud computing strategies have impacted planning for business continuity and disaster recovery. This pulse research study looks into the drivers for adoption of both public and private cloud solutions as part of a BC/DR strategy, and why organizations are electing to use the cloud for specific parts of their overall business resilience plan.
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Modernizing Data Protection With Backup Appliances

This IDC executive brief will discuss the evolution and challenges of data protection and how backup appliances can form part of a modern data protection architecture. Benefits and challenges of an appliance-based data protection approach will be discussed, as well as emerging best practices for modern data protection.
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The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

This IDC White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of PBBAs, both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to the data protection and recovery process.
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Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments

This whitepaper first discusses what to look for in a virtualization protection solution and then considers the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities. Near the back of this document is a guide to assessing the total cost of ownership for separate vs. unified solutions for protecting the virtual components of a modern infrastructure. This paper is being released in tandem with an ESG Lab Report that assesses Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and its virtualization protection technologies.
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Save your Data while Saving your Budget: Bottom-line benefits of Cloud-Connected™ Backup and Recovery

How can you improve data protection in your organization while reducing your overall budget? Simply, with a cloud-connected (hybrid) backup and recovery strategy that helps you move from a capital-intensive backup model to a pay-as-you go structure that provides better data security in day-to-day operations and faster recovery if disaster strikes.

Join presenters Eric Jewett, Microsoft Worldwide Director, Windows Azure Enterprise Strategy, and David A. Chapa, EVault Chief Technology Evangelist, to learn how cloud-connected can help your IT organization do more with less.

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Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

This paper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries. It covers complete backup and recovery solutions, purpose built for organizations with specific virtualization requirements.
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Pay As-You-Grow Data Protection

Data growth continues to be a major problem in the business world, and many small and medium businesses have just as hard a time responding to the challenge as large enterprises do. Although smaller organizations generally have less data to store, they also have fewer IT resources to work with. As a result, smaller companies are often the ones that are most harmed by rapid data growth. In order to get the data protection and recovery functionalities they need while staying within their budgets, small and medium businesses need a solution that takes a creative approach to data protection. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery gives small and medium businesses the opportunity to start out with only the individual solutions they need, and add new functionalities as they grow. In addition, TSM SUR only requires businesses to pay for the amount of data they store after compression and deduplication.
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The Business Value of Improved Backup and Recovery

The continuous growth of information means data protection is not only more important than ever before, it is also more expensive, time consuming and complex. And the historical tendency to use specific point solutions for backup and restore only makes matters worse. To meet these challenges organizations will need to modernize their backup and restore operations with a complete view of their backup environment and a comprehensive plan for migrating to optimized operations. They need to consolidate backup systems to address more complex recovery scenarios. Read the following analysis to better understand data and storage issues and demonstrate the value of deploying a modern data protection solution.
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