By Abe Covello, Structured Senior Systems Engineer The Playing Field Before any discussion of backup, archive and disaster recovery, you first need to define what you are talking about in each case. While everyone has a slightly different interpretation of what the terms mean, for me they are: Backup - Short-to-medium term storage, fast recovery. Recover data due to hardware/software or human error.Archive - Long-term storage, slow recovery. Primarily for compliance (SOX/HIPAA/PCI).Disaster Recovery - Short-term storage, medium-to-fast recovery. Recover data due to medium-to-large scale issue (fire/natural disaster or cyberattack) that affects the ability of the business to operate/generate revenue. Backup and archive are both similar enough to discuss as a single solution. However, due to the number of stakeholders and moving parts, disaster recovery is best looked at as a separate -- although related and intertwined -- solution to backup. Both protect your business and your data from loss, often in similar ways. But the goal of each is very different. Backup/Archive Strategy For years, the prevailing view of backup was that it was an unpleasant necessity. Backups took many, many hours or days to complete. Data was written off to magnetic tapes, shipped to a warehouse somewhere, and often…

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By Robert Karcsay, Structured Connectivity Specialist, SD-WAN & Cloud, CCNT #662000 If you have decided to move your systems and data to the cloud, you are among a growing number of businesses looking to stay competitive and remain nimble. But to achieve your business goals without blowing up your budget or your people, there are…

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Fast, Secure Backup and Recovery Powered by Veeam® Cloud Connect


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By Darrell Bowmer, Lead Engineer, Data Center Services, Structured Some business disruptions are difficult, if not impossible, to come back from without significant tried-and-tested contingency planning. One of those incidents is data loss, be it through human error, a software or hardware failure, or a malicious attack via ransomware. The best way to protect your…

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iland’s Secure Cloud Backup Energizes M365 Security


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Oil and gas companies must explore far more than terrain and seismic reflection to remain nimble in an era of unstable prices and consumer pressure for decarbonization. While dealing with uncertainly caused by COVID-19 and ongoing calls from citizens, policymakers and businesses for lower-carbon futures, forward-looking oil and gas companies are capitalizing on technology to…

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