Storage: Backup & Recovery


3 Top Trends in Data Protection for 2011

As data centers struggle to meet their backup and recovery objectives, what will managers look for in 2011?

Storage 2010: What’s Past is Prologue

The 2010 history books will show that many of the developments in storage have been driven by economics rather than pure innovation. Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the significant storage news of 2010.

Data Storage and Protection Strategies for the Cloud Era

For SMBs considering traditional data backup and storage and/or for those struggling with an off-site solution, it may be time to consider the cloud as an alternative data protection solution.

How Tape Storage Helped MLB Handle Massive Archives

Major League Baseball discovered efficiencies, cost savings using tape for mass storage of historical footage.

Q&A: Addressing Big-Data Challenges

What's driving larger data volumes, and how have compliance issues complicated storage management? How can you get "big data" under control?

CDW Poll: Enterprises Confident in Network Resilience Despite Disruptions

One quarter of respondents said they experienced a "significant network disruption" in the last year

Q&A: A New Approach to Tape Discovery

The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.

Backup/Recovery Best Practices for Virtualized Environments

Virtualization’s great promise may be compromised if virtual machines can't be easily recovered.

Q&A: Optimizing Your Data Archives

What defines "old" data, and how do you solve compatibility issues of legacy backups?

Video: The Value Case for Archiving (Interview)

The four basic goals of archiving, plus a 3-2-1 best practice recommendation

Video: The Changing Role of Tape (Interview)

Spectra Logic's Molly Rector discusses tape's niche role as a powerful backup medium to its use in active archives

Unifying Local and Remote Recovery

Three technologies that can help you create an integrated recovery plan.

What Does "Archive" Really Mean? (Part 2 of 2)

More misconceptions clarified about the meaning of storage archiving, plus criteria you should use to make smart archive purchases.

What Does "Archive" Really Mean? -- Part 1 of 2

One technology strategy sure to be strategic is data archiving. We clear up several misconceptions about the technology.

Using Replication to Protect Remote Office Data

There are many advantages in selecting a replication solution over remote backup, from significant cost savings in hardware, software, and operations to better data protection, business continuity, and disaster recovery -- all in a single solution.

The Need for New Thinking about Backup/Recovery

Don't develop your backup plan based on what your DR software can do. Band-Aid fixes won't help -- we need to think about what and how you back up in a whole new way.

Video: Tape Backup for Distributed Systems (Interview)

ReiJane Huai, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of FalconStor Software, discusses his pioneering work in tape backup software for distributed systems.

Files, Files Everywhere

To help IT manage its file deluge, vendors are trying to develop a platform that delivers respectable performance for file access vendors. They're really just building a bigger junk drawer.

The Employee Factor of Continuity Planning: Four Reasons It Matters to IT Executives

Four reasons IT executives charged with business continuity planning, risk management, and disaster recovery must consider their employees and operations heavily in their plans.

Q&A: Disaster Recovery Considerations for Large Enterprises

Increasingly complex data center environments put an extra strain on your disaster recovery plans. How should you address performance, capacity, and management requirements and ensure your protection strategies are effective?