Category: Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

3 Factors that Drive AWS Cloud Backup Decisions

Every organization that hosts production workloads or data in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud should take steps to protect them. This explains why organizations continue to perform backups in AWS. However, their ability to do AWS cloud backups well long term may hinge on three factors.

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Immutable Storage for Ransomware Protection and Recovery

All organizations need to face an unpleasant truth: It is not a question of “If” they will experience a ransomware attack; it is a matter of “When.” While cybersecurity software serves as a first-line defense against ransomware, IT leaders recognize cybersecurity software alone does not thwart all ransomware attacks. And as an assumption an attack may succeed, these leaders also recognize they must protect their production and backup data. Immutable storage can help.

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Five Challenges of Kubernetes Backup

Almost every enterprise in the next few years expects to introduce and adopt Kubernetes in their production environment. These same enterprises also recognize moving Kubernetes into production requires it meet the same standards as their other production platforms. Among these requirements, they must have a means to backup and recover the containerized applications they host in Kubernetes. This presents five specific backup challenges organizations should prepare to address as they host applications and data on Kubernetes.

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Three New Evaluation Criteria for VMware vSphere Backup Software

In the last 20 years, VMware vSphere has expanded from a nascent technology to a staple of data centers worldwide. Right alongside it, backup software that protects applications and data hosted on vSphere virtual machines (VMs) has experienced similar growth. Now as vSphere backup software enters its third decade of existence, new criteria exist for evaluating and selecting these solutions.

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Four Cloud Backup Traps

More organizations than ever look to general purpose or public cloud providers to host their applications and data. As they do, they often identify and understand the type of cloud service or service they plan to procure. They also need to go one step further. They must also identify how to best back up and recover the applications and data they host in the cloud lest they fall into one of four common cloud backup traps.

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The Two Categories of Office 365 Backup Software

Organizations looking to protect data stored in Microsoft Office 365 should follow new rules to select the best solution. In so doing, organizations should also recognize two broad categories of Office 365 backup software exist from which to choose. One category consists of subscription, cloud-based SaaS offerings. The other category encompasses enterprise backup software solutions that offer Office 365 backup as an add-on option.

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New Rules for Selecting Office 365 Backup Software

The number of organizations that have adopted or plan to adopt Microsoft Office 365 online continues to climb. Yet as organizations adopt Office 365, they should make another similarly important decision: protecting the data they store in it. To select the most appropriate software to back it up, organizations should choose following a new set of rules.

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