If your head starts to hurt anytime you think about backup software licensing, join the crowd. Backup software licensing must rank as one of the most unpleasant topics to discuss in all of IT. Anytime any conversation turns to backup software licensing, one can almost see people’s heads start to hurt.
Category: Data Protection
Object storage used to be just the slow final resting place for archive data. That is no longer true. As enterprises shift to cloud-native technologies, object storage is often used for active data. With the growing importance of object storage in the enterprise, and the trend toward software-defined storage solutions, organizations would do well to pay special attention to the data security and data protection features of SDS object storage solutions.
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.
As many are aware, Kaseya’s Virtual System Administrator (VSA) was the target of a ransomware attack over the Independence Day weekend. Two days ago, on July 6, 2021, Kaseya’s CEO, Fred Voccola, posted a video on YouTube that summarized Kaseya’s response to this attack. This blog entry contains a summary of his comments from that video. You may access the full video available through this link.
More enterprises than ever anticipate adopting Microsoft 365 online now and in the years to come. However, moving the burden of hosting Microsoft Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams to the Microsoft cloud can be deceiving. Microsoft still leaves the responsibility of protecting Microsoft 365 data with enterprises. In a new Competitive Intelligence report, DCIG examines four critical components a Microsoft 365 enterprise backup solution should possess. It then discusses how well the Afi SaaS Platform and Backupify deliver on them.
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.
Selecting the best solution for any project, regardless of what it is, starts with asking the right questions. To select the best VMware vSphere backup solution, the process is the same. Begin with a list of questions to ask the provider. These represent the TOP 5 questions organizations should ask to identify the best vSphere backup solution for their environment.
One can almost feel the buzz around Kubernetes. Most enterprises plan to implement cloud-native architectures in the coming years using Kubernetes as a foundational technology to do so. As enterprises move down this path, they must protect both their Kubernetes environment and the applications and data in it. Selecting the right backup solution to perform these tasks may well hinge upon the maturity of oneâ€™s Kubernetes environment.
Two companies merging in the technology sector occurs with some regularity. However, a merger that makes sense for both providers with everyone coming out a winner occurs less frequently. Today’s announced merger between StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Arcserve illustrates this rarer occurrence. Each company’s technologies address different organizational needs that, once merged, will create a new benchmark for data protection.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the inaugural 2021-22 DCIG TOP 5 Office 365 Online SaaS Backup Solutions report. This report unveils the TOP 5 software-as-a-service (SaaS) backup solutions that organizations should consider for protecting their data stored in Office 365 online.