We’ve talked a lot about the growth in data on this blog, we’ve hinted at the growth that is surely happening with the amount of storage in backup data sets, and we’ve talked a bit about the move to the cloud for backup and recovery.
Now, though, we have some data to point to that shows a near-exponential growth in the use of cloud-based backup and recovery, at least for one vendor. Read More
You might think you are ahead of the game because you have implemented backup for your users’ mobile devices – including BYOD devices – to the cloud. Indeed, you’d be ahead of many organizations. But if you’re doing that much and you are not encrypting your mobile device backup data, then you’re stopping short of where you should. Read More
Yesterday, Bill Laberis wrote a post titled “Can We Really Assess the Real Cost Of Downtime?” In the post, Bill wonders if we really can determine the costs of downtime in modern organizations. He thinks not—and I agree for the most part. Read More
I did not write the headline here as a rhetorical question. I think the answer is ‘no’ because of the many intangibles associated with a customer-facing business being down or ‘kind of’ down due to a data crash.
For example, I shopped for a TV online last week. I knew what I wanted and saw that Best Buy and WalMart had it for the same price. My sentiments took me to BestBuy because I know they have struggled lately, because I like competition, and because I don’t want them to be another Circuit City. Read More
In “Holding Data Hostage,” I wrote about the very real problem of vendors that try to hold our data hostage. In recent years, this has become less of a problem, especially with the adoption of the cloud. Read More
While the cloud is here to stay for most organizations, there are some companies (and people) who just don’t like or trust the public cloud, especially after the news of the of NSA Surveillance programs were made public this year. Read More