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Secure Cloud Backup – Part 2: Confidentiality - Ask the Right Questions

  
  
  
  

By Matthew Brady, Daymark Consultant

Ensuring data confidentiality means that only authorized users have access to the data.  Simply put, eyes that should not be viewing the data can’t see it.

On physical media, this can mean several things:  ensuring no physical access to the media, password authentication for disk drives, or encrypting media.  However, cloud backup introduces a major paradigm shift.  There are no doors to lock.  Do passwords mean anything when your data is being transmitted over the Internet? 

What Does Secure Cloud Backup Mean?

  
  
  
  

By Matthew Brady, Daymark Consultant

With so many pieces of modern business moving to the cloud, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  Backup has quickly found its way to the top of the list of processes, and perhaps headaches, that are driving companies to the cloud.  The advantages are vast.  Data is backed up offsite.  Backups are managed and monitored which frees up IT staff to focus on other tasks.  And backup services can be coupled with DR services.  It makes sense.

 

Solve Replication Problems and Avoid Costly Bandwidth Upgrade

  
  
  
  

By Kushal Patel, Senior Consultant & Network Practice Lead

 

We see replication challenges within many of our clients’ environments.  When RPOs are not met, the worry (and sometimes near panic) set in. While buying more bandwidth may seem like the only logical solution, it’s not cheap.  So before we make that recommendation, we evaluate the situation to see if WAN optimization may be a better way to go.

 

Should Cloud Backup and DR be on Your Radar?

  
  
  
  

By Bruce Hall, Director of Managed Services and Senior Consultant

Cloud backup (BaaS) and disaster recovery (DRaaS) seems to be “top of mind” for many organizations these days. Businesses are seeing the cloud as a cost-effective data protection alternative providing secure, off-site storage with built-in disaster recovery and business continuity. Cloud backup can be a good option to protect remote and branch offices, mobile devices as well as enterprise data that resides within the data center. Done right - it can offload IT staff from tedious (and error-prone) backup tasks, reduce costs and, most importantly, ensure fast, complete and accurate restores when needed.

Reasons to Consider NetBackup 7.5

  
  
  
  

By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead

Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:   

2013 Tech Trend Watch

  
  
  
  

By Rich Savastano, Senior Account Executive

Cloud Security Common Sense

  
  
  
  

By Tim Donovan, President

NetBackup 7.5 – Worth a Look

  
  
  
  

By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant

The Cloud Forces IT Teams to Evolve – Yet Again

  
  
  
  

Author: Kushal Patel, Senior Consultant

NetApp Refreshes Entry Level Unified Storage Platform

  
  
  
  

Author: Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services Operations

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