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Survey Finds Shift In Trust Toward Cloud Adoption And Security
Survey Finds Shift In Trust Toward Cloud Adoption And Security

Confidence in the cloud is rising, according to the report The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Skyhigh Networks.

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BACKUP & RECOVERY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group
    Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group

    The Business Solutions ASCII Group Special Edition, Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group, made possible through the partnership of Business Solutions and The ASCII Group, includes articles from ASCII members on topics such as transitioning to the managed services business model, entering new vertical markets, and expanding your business to offer new solutions.

  • Sell Business Continuity — Not Backup

    An MSP sees a huge uptick in monthly billable hours with a large mortgage company after replacing the client’s image backup software with a business continuity solution.

  • Best Channel Vendors 2016 – Business Continuity/BDR & Data Collection/Mobility

    The business continuity/backup and disaster recovery (BDR) category continues to be one of the largest, most competitive fields in our survey. Of 69 vendors, four scored high enough to be named Best Channel Vendors. Of those, three were repeat winners and one (scale computing) was new. Just as with last year, the scores in this category were consistently higher than those of most other categories, evidence that the vendors in this field are pushing hard for excellence.

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BACKUP & RECOVERY-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Enhancing The Customer Experience Through The Channel Ecosystem
    Enhancing The Customer Experience Through The Channel Ecosystem

    For small to midsize businesses (SMBs), which represent more than 90 percent of companies in most countries, delivering a superior experience to customers around the world may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, channel partners are there to help fill that void.

  • 3 Things To Watch In IT For 2016
    3 Things To Watch In IT For 2016

    Enterprise IT is nothing if not dynamic. Looking into 2016, another exciting year of change and new trends is set to kick off. Here are three things anticipated to define 2016 for enterprise IT solutions providers and customers:

  • 5 Reasons Why RMM Fails Backup Checks
    5 Reasons Why RMM Fails Backup Checks

    RMM tools don’t do a great job of reporting on disparate backup systems. MSPs need a far more granular perspective of what’s really going on when it comes to any and all backups. 

  • 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives
    4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives

    Technology changes constantly, and it’s up to us to be ready for it all. Here are four significant trends that will shake up the data center in 2016.

  • Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore
    Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore

    The dominance of proprietary hardware for application services in data centers is slowly but surely ending. It’s time to look to a software-driven future that is elastic, flexible, and automated not just in the cloud but also in data centers.

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BACKUP & RECOVERY WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Backup And Recovery Is Easy, Finding The Right Vendor Isn’t
    Backup And Recovery Is Easy, Finding The Right Vendor Isn’t

    Sometimes the toughest thing about backup and recovery isn’t the planning and setup. It’s finding the right vendor to provide it. Learn how StorageCraft helped Total Computer Solutions deliver a custom DR offering to its clients that met their needs and budget and did so at a substantial profit.

  • The Complete Guide To Office 365 Security

    Office 365 is the fastest growing offering in Microsoft’s history, and customers are entrusting the platform to not just meet all of their productivity needs, but to secure and manage their business-critical information assets. Security in Office 365 is a constant effort to monitor, maintain, enhance, report, and verify. Microsoft wants you to know that your data inside Office 365 remains yours – they will never mine your data for advertising campaigns or access your data outside of the scope of delivering your organization with cloud productivity services. In fact, when you sign up to use Office 365 you will see a series of regulatory disclosures describing these governance measures.

  • Don’t Let A Disaster Be Your First Backup Test

    This ebook gives you a glimpse into the importance of testing backups and offers best practices for how and when to test so that when hardware failure, user error, or even a disaster wipes out your systems, you can recover with speed and confidence.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS

HTG Centralized Mtg
February 1-5
Phoenix
ASCII Success Summit
February 17-18
San Marco, TX
ISV IQ Live! West February 24, 2016 Santa Ana, CA
Cisco Partner Summit
February 29-Mar 3
San Diego
ASCII Success Summit
March 16-17
Garden Grove, CA
CompTIA Member Meeting
March 22-24
Chicago
SYNNEX Spring VARNEX
April 10-15
Dallas
Ingram Cloud Summit
April 11-13
Phoenix
ASCII Success Summit
April 17-18
Milwaukee, WI
ASCII Success Summit May 25-26 Linthicum, Maryland
Channel Transitions June 2 Philadelphia
ASCII Success Summit June 22-23 Miami Beach, Florida
ASCII Success Summit August 17-18 East Brunswick, New Jersey
Channel Transitions September 14 Boston
ASCII Success Summit September 28-29 Columbus, Ohio
ISV IQ Live! East October 6 Philadelphia
ASCII Success Summit October 13-14 Newport, Rhode Island
ASCII Cup Party October 14 Newport, Rhode Island

ABOUT BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY

Backup & disaster recovery (BDR) includes cloud backup, hybrid storage, recovery software, local storage, managed services, and more.

A backup is a copy or archive of computer data that can be used to restore the original data if lost. Backups are also used to restore data from an earlier time. They are a simple form of disaster recovery and should be a part of a disaster recovery plan however; a disaster recovery plan should never be just backups alone. Backups can often require significant amounts of data storage space and can be complicated to maintain and organize. Many different methods have been developed to optimize backup procedures, including ways to deal with open files, live data, encryption, compression, and de-duplication. Backup solutions should also include dry runs in order to verify the reliability of the data in the backup.

Disaster recovery is a set of rules, policies, processes, and procedures that organizations set up and follow in order to maintain a running technical infrastructure in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. A subset of business continuity, disaster recovery deals specifically with the IT or technological systems of a business.

Many companies choose managed backup & disaster recovery services, where a vendor provides automatic backups or backup services via on-premise hardware and/or cloud storage along with the necessary software and support.

Common strategies for data protection include backups made to tape and sent off-site, backups made to disk on-site and copied or made directly to disks off-site, data replication to off-site locations, hybrid cloud solutions that replicate data to on-site appliances and off-site data centers, and high availability systems which replicate data and systems off-site and enable continuous access even after a disaster.

FEATURED BDR PRODUCTS

  • MAX Backup
    MAX Backup

    MAX Backup™ - fast, reliable, automatic, offsite, secure backup and disaster recovery to make your life easier! No more worrying about on-premised backup failure, or someone missing a crucial tape backup. The days of lost customer data are gone!

  • Datto SIRIS 2
    Datto SIRIS 2

    Datto SIRIS 2 delivers the most aggressive Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of any backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity solution available today. It is the ideal solution for businesses for whom downtime is not an option. SIRIS 2 offers the best protection for a business’s mission-critical applications, delivered via the most robust and flexible technology on the market today.

  • CharTec BDR
    CharTec BDR

    CharTec's Hardware as a Service BDR is the ultimate solution for data backup and network recovery in the face of catastrophe!

  • Intronis Cloud Backup And Recovery
    Intronis Cloud Backup And Recovery

    Designed specifically for the IT channel, Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery helps MSPs offer their clients a hybrid solution for local and cloud backup, data security, and on-demand recovery. Intronis is committed to helping MSPs grow their business, delivering an intuitive solution that eliminates the time-consuming and costly manual administrative processes typically associated with backup and recovery.

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