Disaster Recovery White Papers
Disaster Recovery white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Disaster Recovery strategy, solutions, Disaster Recovery products, and more.
Today, IT organizations are faced with a number of challenges when managing backup processes, including the need for faster backup, restore, tape copy, and recovery times. This report looks at the challenges and best practices in use today, and examines the modern backup solution that will solve these challenges forever.
Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery
IT organizations are faced with ensuring that backups occur in the shortest amount of time and are not operationally disruptive as well as maintaining a timely backup window as data continues to grow. However, because companies are demanding faster backup, restore, and recovery, many are foregoing investments in physical tape infrastructure in favor of general-purpose disk storage systems and/or purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs).
How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window
When data grows, backup windows expand. A common tactic today employs disk for backup combined to keep ahead of the backup window. But as Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan explains, selecting the right disk architecture is critical if you want to meet today's demands and avoid costly bottlenecks - and upgrades - in the future.
How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery
Data deduplication has clear benefits when it comes to efficiently retaining backup data on disk and replicating data offsite for disaster recovery - you save both disk space and bandwidth by employing deduplication - however, how you implement data deduplication greatly impacts backup performance as well as restore, tape copy and instant recovery performance.
Best Practices Series: Key Considerations for Purchasing Disk-based Backup
A number of questions should be asked before you acquire a disk-based backup system to avoid undesired outcomes such as not having disk backup support for other utilities in your environment and disk usage rising quickly with each backup. This paper will address some of the questions you need to ask vendors about their disk backup solution and support.
Best Practices Series: Shortcomings of Tape and the Consequences
Traditional tape backup has been a low-cost method of protecting valuable data for years. However, tape can be extremely cumbersome and time consuming, and can require a considerable amount of manual intervention to successfully perform regular backups. Some form of business impact analysis will help you understand the cost and risks of downtime.
Straight Talk about the Cloud for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Are you looking to understand how feasible the cloud really is to meet your specific requirements for backup and disaster recovery?
Although Gartner has predicted that 30 percent of midsized companies will have adopted cloud-based DR by 2014, many IT professionals are finding that backup to the cloud is not a panacea for all environments.
Learn where the cloud is and is not a good fit by downloading Straight Talk About the Cloud for Data Backup & Disaster Recovery. You'll learn:
- How the cloud can be used for data storage, archiving, backup, and DR
- Major differences between private, public, and hybrid clouds
- Pros and cons for leveraging a range of cloud models and usage scenarios
Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication
This eBook is a "must read" if you are considering a move from tape backup to disk-based backup with deduplication. Did you know that depending on the architecture you choose, you could either improve your backup environment or go backwards? You may not be aware of the many considerations that need to be assessed.
A wrong decision could mean:
- Your backup window will continue to expand as data grows
- You'll face expensive forklift upgrades
- You will find productivity impacted due to longer restores and downtime on critical systems.
Get "Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication" today.
A Tale of Two Architectures: Why Backup Architecture Matters
If you're looking to solve your backup and recovery challenge you may be unaware of how backup architectures can make a difference. Read why scale-out architecture handles data growth very differently than a scale-up architecture. By adopting a scale-out approach the problems of data growth, processing and movement are eliminated and allow you to fix your backup window forever.
The 5 Stages of Enterprise Endpoint Backup Grief
A large amount of mission-critical data exists exclusively on laptops and desktops - i.e. "endpoints" - making them a primary source of unnecessary data loss risk for today's organizations. Learn how Code 42 identified the five common stages of "enterprise endpoint backup grief."
Enterprise Backup in the Age of IT Consumerization
While consumerization offers many benefits for both end users and the enterprise, it presents important challenges for IT departments, especially in terms of endpoint backup and data security. Avoid security pitfalls with an understanding of the origins of this IT trend, its enduring presence and how the most successful enterprises have effectively embraced this new reality.
Leveraging Endpoint Backup for Legal Holds & E-Discovery
As the volume, mobility and compliance requirements of enterprise data explodes, so has the need to collect and preserve data for the purpose of e-discovery. Learn how enterprise endpoint backup can satisfy data collection and preservation requirements in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner than traditional e-discovery methods.
Avoid the Top 5 Epic Fails of Enterprise Endpoint Backup
With mobile workers, BYOD and IT consumerization, backup is an unpredictable environment that needs to protect the data stored on desktops and laptops while supporting a variety of platforms and user needs. Still today, many backup admins make futile - and usually costly - attempts to protect endpoint data using inadequate techniques. Here are the top five.
Five Steps to Worry-Free Endpoint Backup and Data Migration
Many companies still rely on a legacy, platform-specific data backup solution. This outdated approach becomes especially risky when IT faces a data migration initiative. Organizations risk immense data loss and an expensive, intensive disaster recovery undertaking if they launch a data migration effort without first properly securing their data.
IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat
Kaspersky Lab experts are releasing new research designed to assist you in your cybersecurity business decisions. "IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat" is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security. Download the report now to get quantifiable statistics about perceived versus real cyberattacks, such as:
- The measurable impact of a data security breach is $50K for SMBs and $649K for enterprises
- Enterprises can expect to suffer losses up to $2.4M and SMBs up to $100K as a result of loss of ability to trade
- Security and data leaks from mobile devices are a key concern but only 1 in 10 businesses have a fully implemented mobile security policy
Cutting Complexity - Simplifying Security
With corporate IT becoming increasingly complex, how can IT management boost efficiency...while improving corporate security?
Kaspersky Lab's latest whitepaper, "Cutting Complexity - Simplifying Security" looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks, in order to:
- Reduce the burden on IT personnel
- Manage and reduce operating costs
- Eliminate many common sources of IT management errors
- Ensure more rigorous security for systems and data
Your Data under Siege: Defeating the Enemy of Complexity
Complexity is to cybersecurity what kryptonite is to Superman. Even if you have adequate antivirus protection, are there still holes in your IT security armor? Is lack of bandwidth to manage the growing list of threats, endpoints, and security systems making your organization vulnerable?
Download Kaspersky Lab's new whitepaper, Your Data under Siege: Defeating the Enemy of Complexity, to learn:
- Why you need protection beyond individual anti-virus and patch management software
- How a lack of centralized reporting is making your data and devices vulnerable
- Steps you can take to reduce risk and complexity with limited resources
Build Your IT Security Business Case
The importance of IT security to a business has never been greater. But often, investments are shelved or cutbacks are made. This can result in businesses unknowingly making compromises regarding their IT security.
In this latest whitepaper from Kaspersky Lab, you'll find useful facts, examples and business case arguments to help you get buy-in and commitment from your business.
When Disaster Tests Your Business, Cloud Communications Can Save It
Find out why the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and other recent calamities say they wish they'd had cloud-based business VoIP communications, rather than "the vulnerability and limitations of the premises-based communications we had in place."
Download this eGuide to learn how to protect your business by:
- Answering key questions before disaster strikes
- Developing communications plans that work even if your whole region is affected
- Getting the mobile app that keeps workers going when local service can't
Complete the form to download the eGuide.
Sponsor: 8x8, Inc
Surviving the Business Equivalent of the Zombie Apocalypse
You probably won't ever encounter a flesh-eater, but natural disasters can eat into your business in a real way. More than 43% of businesses that close following a natural disaster never reopen, and an additional 29% of businesses close down permanently within two years of the event.
Download this eGuide on disaster planning to learn how not to be one of these doomed businesses, including:
- How to create your own business continuity plans
- How to leverage cloud-based business VoIP service to communicate with employees, customers
- Where to go for additional, authoritative guides
Sponsor: 8x8, Inc