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Storage Automation Benefits Include IT-As-A-Service Delivery
Storage Automation Benefits Include IT-As-A-Service Delivery

SolidFire, a provider of all-flash storage systems, released survey results that offer insights into how IT professionals are benefitting from automation of the storage layer. The 2015 Storage Automation Report is based on the survey that was conducted by independent research organization TechValidate of more than 300 global IT professionals. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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  • 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.

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ASCII Success Summit      October 22-23 Irvine, CA    
Tigerpaw Partner Conference October 28-30 Omaha, NE    
Channel Transitions — Southeast November 5 Orlando, FL    
HTG Peer Groups Centralized Meeting November 9-11 Orlando, FL    
ConnectWise IT Nation November 11-13 Orlando, FL    
SYNNEX Fall VARNEX November 8-11 Anaheim, CA    
ISV IQ Live! West February 24, 2016 Santa Ana, CA    
Channel Transitions June 2, 2016 Philadelphia    
Channel Transitions September 14, 2016 Boston    
ISV IQ Live! East October 6, 2016 Philadelphia    


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.


  • 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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