Understanding the difference between a backup and snapshots

Often times our support team gets asked “Can I just use a snapshot as my backup?” Even though snapshots seems like an easy way to backup a virtual machine, you will learn in this post that it isn’t the most effective solution and can lead to later problems.

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How to find the right cloud vendor

How do I find the right Cloud vendor? They all say they provide “cloud”, but what do they really mean? These are important questions that need to be answered, not only for your Cloud production environment but also for good disaster recovery strategies.

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Comparing the value of Cloud vs Traditional Data Backup

Performing cost analysis on cloud versus traditional recovery can seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s really not that hard. The first step is to calculate what the overhead for your traditional data centers and backups cost you today. Your accounting department likely can give you all of this. Using depreciated values is not a bad idea for looking at annual costs. Be sure to include things like: battery and UPS, fire suppression, generators, server equipment and racks, routers, hubs, switches, cabling from server to server, the cost to install, configure, and maintain the servers. Costs of upgrades and not least, the current costs you’re paying for backups, tapes and RAID. Then, there are the utility usage costs for network access, power, heating and cooling.

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Disaster Recovery and What it can do for You

A national tragedy, such as the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, helps us bond as citizens and as a country. It makes us realize the importance of life, how short it can be and that anything can change in an instant. While it’s not always possible to avert a crisis, we can do our best to prepare for them and plan ahead for how to handle what comes our way. Developing a business continuity and disaster recovery plan is the first step toward preparing your business for any type of crisis.

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Disaster Recovery Services: Ensuring Your Critical Data in the Cloud

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in October left behind a mass of people without many of the necessities and comforts of everyday life. It cost over 65.6 billion dollars in damage, and robbed businesses in its path of their livelihood. Or did it? Those with cloud disaster recovery services have discovered the value of insuring their mission critical data through disaster recovery services in the cloud and have found themselves on more stable ground. 

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