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Tape vs. Cloud: No Contest

Tape vs. Cloud: No Contest | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It’s not King Kong vs. Godzilla. And it’s certainly not an epic encounter, as the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout promises to be. In fact, tape vs. the cloud is more like UFC fighters Ronda Rousey against Cat Zingano--it’s no contest.
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The mechanics of tape make it susceptible to a host of potential failure points.

 

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Cloud Backup vs. In-House: 3 Points to Consider

Cloud Backup vs. In-House: 3 Points to Consider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A recent report by Leviathan Security offers significant insights on the security and cost concerns surrounding online and in-house (i.e. physical) backups.
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While the report is focused on data storage in general, its findings offer significant insights on the security and cost concerns surrounding online and in-house (i.e. physical) backup.

 

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Q&A: Backup Trends For 2015

Q&A: Backup Trends For 2015 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Big backup and recovery trends for 2015 and how these trends are providing new data protection approaches.
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As the steady growth continues, IT administrators will be challenged with having to reduce complexity and resources of managing large number of snapshots, incremental changes and backup images generated by highly virtualized environments which affects overall backup efficiency and capacity.

 

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CryptoLocker Breach Prompts Cloud Backup Overhaul at K.E. Andrews

CryptoLocker Breach Prompts Cloud Backup Overhaul at K.E. Andrews | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cryptolocker breach prompts K.E. Andrews to overhaul backup strategy with Zetta.net cloud backup.
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Cloud backup had been on the radar screen of KEA’s IT group for some time, but it was the CryptoLocker incident that launched the evaluation effort into high gear.

 

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An Example of Success in the Cloud | Cloud Computing content from Talkin' Cloud

An Example of Success in the Cloud | Cloud Computing content from Talkin' Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
All kinds of businesses can benefit from cloud adoption — even those in technology. Here's an example of how one technology provider found success in the cloud.
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It took me five minutes to fire up my home desktop, install one of my five instances of Office365 available to me, download the client connector to our main PSA solution and I was up and running.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Disaster Recovery - Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern.
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Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Evolution Of The Backup

INFOGRAPHIC: Evolution Of The Backup | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Evolution Of The Backup Infographic...
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"......the time has come to ditch the tape ...."

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Très belle chronologie de l'évolution du backup.

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VIDEO: How Google backs up the Internet

VIDEO: How Google backs up the Internet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You think your company's backup needs are challenging? Google has an World Wide Web-sized backup plan
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Raymond Blum, a site reliability engineer, details Google's backup strategy in an hour-long talk.

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Have Offline Google Docs Access Right From Your Hard Drive

Have Offline Google Docs Access Right From Your Hard Drive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As long as you have internet access, there are no problems to accessing your Google Docs. But what happens if you're traveling, or are in an area that has no internet access? You'll be unproductively waiting for online access to get your doc. 

We think that's unacceptable, so we found a way to sync your Google Drive to your Google Drive as a folder! Anything on your folder is actually saved on your hard drive! 

Here's a simple step-by-step guide to constantly be able to access your Google Docs offline:

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How to set up cloudHQ

Basically, you need to create a cloudHQ sync pair: Google Drive -> Google Drive/Folder with MS Office and tell cloudHQ to convert all Google Docs files in MS Office format when saving them into ‘Folder with MS Office.’ ....

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How To Set Off With Confidence On The Road To Cloud Computing

How To Set Off With Confidence On The Road To Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At its most basic level, traveling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery
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Most cloud providers and purveyors of cloud technology like to act as if they have all the answers. In fact, you are the only one who really does. The goal isn’t to be able to see cloud computing from their perspective, but to use the viewpoint of cloud computing to see yourself and your business needs more clearly and in more detail.

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MyPCBackup, Just Cloud, Zip Cloud and Backup Genie

MyPCBackup, Just Cloud, Zip Cloud and Backup Genie | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Why some companies do what they do never ceases to amaze me. The online backup space is pretty crowded as it is but not enough for JDI Backup apparently. They recently just launched another brand along side their already existing brands of MyPCBackup, Just Cloud and Zip Cloud called Backup Genie. I will give them this much, it is a good name, to good maybe.

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All new features for 2012 that makes Basecamp even better

All new features for 2012 that makes Basecamp even better | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.
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Cloud Computing Moves Into Next Stage with Some Great Offers

Cloud Computing Moves Into Next Stage with Some Great Offers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing isn't wasting time hurrying us along to the next stage of development with lots and lots of free stuff and some great functionality.
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What is Cloud Backup and why should you go for it

What is Cloud Backup and why should you go for it | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As the term itself suggests, cloud backup is nothing but backing up your resources and saving it to cloud. Cloud backup improves efficiency and decreases
Peter Azzopardi's insight:
........ cloud backup is really quite different from cloud storage.

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WAN Optimization: The Secret Sauce for Online Backup

WAN Optimization: The Secret Sauce for Online Backup | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
How important is WAN optimization for cloud services? As a recent TechTarget article demonstrates, it’s pretty much indispensable.
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Make sure your online backup has the secret sauce.

 

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Microsoft Azure Backup now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Microsoft Azure Backup now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Microsoft Azure Backup is now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Azure Backup is a fast and reliable way to backup your data to the cloud. Curiously, Azure Backup offers an 99.99% service availability, maybe as a way to acknowledge that there may be some shortcomings as Microsoft begins to release Azure Backup in the beginning stages of implementation.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

 Link to Microsoft's Azure Backup is on site.

 

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Beware the fat finger when it comes to cloudy data loss

Beware the fat finger when it comes to cloudy data loss | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Human error is responsible for one in five data loss errors, according to the latest study from cloud provider Databarracks.
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A fat finger can still have the power to bring down the cloud, at least temporarily. Back in May Joyent’s entire US-East-1 data centre hit the skids because of a typo.

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Kick-start Your Cloud Computing Strategy

Kick-start Your Cloud Computing Strategy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you understand cloud computing but struggle to know where to start? Learn more about these cloud application categories to help guide your decisions.
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It seems today that you can’t escape a technology based discussion without cloud computing being mentioned – ten times.

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Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle

Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The package of acquired technologies is Dell's first play at becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor
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The new Backup and Disaster Recovery Suite contains popular Dell backup programs, AppAssure, NetVault Backup and vRanger.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Preventing Computing Disasters In The Cloud: Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning.
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Moving to the cloud goes a long way to improving loss of data that would be incurred in the event that your Hard Disk failed. Yet it is still not 100% because maybe something would happen to your host storage provider. Therefore the a backup would even your odds even further.

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The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses

The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you are running a small to medium sized business, you will have probably heard of cloud computing.
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Because working in the cloud means accessing applications via a web browser, it’s easy and fast to set up. There’s also generally no need for detailed training for your employees.

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is an Internet-based facility that allows users to access shared computer applications, storage and other resources through a network of remote servers, rather than each individual user installing hardware and software onto their on-site server and personal computer.

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Accessibility and flexibility, security, affordability, back-up, and so on are aspects one might need to know when choosing the cloud.

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Cloud Computing Enables Business Scalability And Flexibility | CloudTweaks

Cloud Computing Enables Business Scalability And Flexibility | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The most common meaning of the term cloud computing refers to the delivery of scalable IT resources over the Internet as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally. Cloud computing enables your company to react faster to the needs of your business, while driving greater operational efficiencies.

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Microsoft Azure outage shows clear need for different cloud testing

Microsoft Azure outage shows clear need for different cloud testing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Software quality assurance for the cloud is not the same as for traditional applications, and the industry needs to adjust...
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Humans Invent | Innovation, Craftsmanship & Design

Humans Invent | Innovation, Craftsmanship & Design | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The Cloud was once an IT buzz word, understood only by a select group, but increasingly it has started to infiltrate all of our lives, originally, through personal home use with online email such as Google’s Gmail, photo storage on services such as Flickr and social media tools, such as mySpace and Facebook, and now it is gaining ground in the business world.

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