Newsletter | December 18, 2013

12.18.13 -- Product Review: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions, Part 2

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Product Review: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions, Part 2
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates three backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.
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Acronis: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solution
The Acronis product offered an impressive breadth of functionality, including an easy-to-use setup interface, image- and file-based backups, support for a wide range of virtualization environments, diverse off-site capabilities, a bare metal restore to dissimilar hardware, agent-based and agentless backup options, and Apple desktop/laptop backup capabilities.
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Barracuda: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solution
Barracuda stood out in the area of support and also offered the most flexibility with regard to off-site backup capabilities, allowing backups to the Barracuda cloud, another cloud of the VAR’s/MSP’s choosing, or even allowing customers with multiple sites to perform backups among their own facilities.
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Continuum: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solution
The biggest difference with Continuum was that the vendor bundles RMM and 24/7 NOC support with its BDR Vault. While this creates a price advantage over other similar BDRs, some MSPs might have reservations about working with a NOC support center that’s based outside the U.S.
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STORServer: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solution
STORServer was not able to have its product tested within our deadline, but the basic spec sheet details are included in the individual review sidebar along with other information collected from the vendor.
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How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
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Executive Commentary

How To Keep Your Data Safe In The Cloud
By Christian Chavez

The topic of whether or not companies should move their data and information to the cloud is still an ongoing discussion. While this debate continues, the real question IT decision makers should ask is how can we adequately secure our critical systems, applications, and data?
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Executive Commentary

A Shift In Balance: Virtualization Growth Drives Demand For Greater App Performance
By Atchison Frazer

Atchison Frazer of KEMP Technologies shows that the shift toward virtualization has meant a mix of physical, virtual, and cloud for many corporate infrastructures — and this presents new challenges and opportunities.
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