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Avoiding a data disaster: could your business recover from human error?

Data.” Ask senior management at any major organization to name their most critical business asset and they’ll likely respond with that one word. As such, developing a disaster recovery strategy – both for data backup and restoration – is a central part of planning for business continuity management at any organization. It is essential that […]

Is Cloud Storage Really Secure?

A reader asks: “Where does cloud storage really reside? And is it secure?” Quentin Hardy, The Times’s deputy technology editor, considers the question. _____ “Cloud” data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yes, it’s probably more secure than conventionally stored data. What makes cloud storage different? Instead of being stored directly […]

AWS Best Practices – Managing Cloud Resident Data in AWS

The DevOps team had called the CIO and were complaining that they were not getting copies of their Oracle database for testing in a timely manner.   To make matters worse, somebody mistakenly dropped a table in a MS SQL database which brought down a critical application. The DR team were relying on EBS snapshots […]

Data On-Demand

Speak with most IT leaders about their big picture strategies and goals these days and most will describe a cloud-like delivery model in which IT outcomes are provided rapidly, efficiently, and in many cases, via self-service.   And these same leaders increasingly are looking to leverage multiple clouds to augment and/or replace existing application infrastructure.   In […]

12 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Critical Business Data

…while most IT executives and data management experts acknowledge that there isn’t one failsafe solution to protecting and recovering data, they agree that there are certain steps organizations should take.   What are the necessary precautions companies should take to protect critical files and applications in the event of disaster? Dozens of data storage, data […]