IT - Backup

No change for first ones: Carbonite, Arcserve (Zetta), Databarracks, Asigra

"Backup Review has published its monthly list Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies.

They are grouped into 4 categories:

  • Consumer - for the general consumers
  • SMB - for SMBs
  • Enterprise - for large enterprise corporations
  • Enablers - for enablers, channel, white label companies

In addition to the points specified in the above link, the report also take into consideration news releases companies publish in the preceding month, server stability, reports from our mystery shoppers, our own reviews, the company's culture and ethics, users' feedback, company corporate blogs..."

City lost key data in a ransomware attack earlier this year that's already cost more than $18.2 million in recovery and related expenses

"The government of Baltimore reportedly lost a lot of key data in ransomware attacks earlier this year because it did not have basic policies for backing up employee systems.

A new audit has shown that prior to the attack, at least, the only copies of critical data that the city had in many instances was what was stored on user systems, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday..."

Managing Legacy Backups
architectingIT, October 2nd, 2019
Many times in my career I've been faced with managing legacy secondary storage media. By this, I generally mean tapes, but equally, we see backup data being stored on removable drives or file servers too

"One of the biggest challenges in data protection has been to build a plan to deal with legacy media. Data ingest and recovery from old tapes is notoriously hard and expensive. So how can enterprises avoid the problem while dealing with that legacy of old storage?...

Secondary data has a very different usage profile to production or primary data. Where primary data represents the content actively being used by the business, secondary data can be short term backups, archive data or unstructured content that's being retained for some theoretical future value. In this discussion, we'll focus just on the backup portion..."

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