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Exploring the Business Continuity Software Market

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ClearView Continuity is a UK based supplier of specialist business continuity software. Re-launched in 2010, it has seen rapid global growth with collaborators and clients in all parts of the world, from Australia to South Africa, South East Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and the US. The global network of collaborators enables ClearView to provide 24/7 global support for its clients, who range from the largest global financials to more modest single-country organizations. Clearview does not place restrictions on user numbers or functionality which means that all clients benefit from the same powerful functionality.

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Technical Brief: Secure, Efficient Data Deduplication for Endpoint Protection

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Data deduplication is a key to managing bandwidth impact and storage growth. But not all deduplication is the same: many deduplication processes expose data to security risks and, rather than improving bandwidth, actually further restrict it. The result is that many organizations are forced to choose between the benefits of deduplication or the continuous security and privacy offered by data encryption.

This paper examines how EVault's Endpoint Protection includes a client-side data deduplication process that goes several steps further than other deduplication processes to ensure data safety and minimize bandwidth and storage impact. Its goal is to ensure end-to-end data security and privacy while using the most efficient backup processes possible.

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Five Security and Risk Management Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

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For many CIOs and IT managers, the benefits of moving to the cloud—increased efficiency, reduced cost, excellent scalability, pay-as-you-go pricing, the latest technology without the capital expense—are offset by concerns about security and service quality. While highly publicized cloud security breaches and service outages have occurred, it's important to remember that all methods of data storage involve some risk. The key lies in choosing a provider with strong, comprehensive principles for security, data protection, and disaster recovery. If you're evaluating a cloud service provider, asking a few targeted questions now could save you from facing many more hard questions later.

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The Cloud Advantage: Five Ways the Cloud Is Better for Business When Disaster Strikes

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After Hurricane Sandy struck, companies with well-architected, thoroughly tested, and fully documented disaster recovery (DR) plans and solutions were able to bounce back quickly. DR in the cloud gives you at least five advantages:

  1. A current copy of your data is always outside the disaster zone.
  2. A third-party team offsite restores critical systems in the cloud while you focus on restoring order onsite.
  3. You have on-demand access to a virtually unlimited resource for exactly as long as you need it.
  4. You have secure remote access to critical data even if your offices aren't ready for your return.
  5. Cloud technology ensures data storage and recovery that's faster, cheaper, better

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Four Myths of Cloud Backup

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Here are four popular myths surrounding cloud backup and recovery:

  1. It's impossible to maintain data privacy in the cloud.
  2. It's impossible to control access to data in the cloud.
  3. The cloud and compliance don't mix.
  4. Cloud backup doesn't provide fast data recovery.

Learn the truth and find out why the cloud remains not only a viable option for backup but also the best one.

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Taneja Report: Making the Virtual Infrastructure Non-Stop

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The past few years have seen virtualization rapidly move into the mainstream of the data center. Today, virtualization is often the defacto standard in the data center for deployment of any application or service. This includes important operational and business systems that are the lifeblood of the business. For mission critical systems, customers necessarily demand a broader level of services than is common among the test and development environments where virtualization often gains its foothold in the data center. It goes almost without saying that topmost in customer's minds are issues of availability.

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Disaster Recovery Planning Guide

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For many organizations, a "disaster" usually means something that impacts the data center from the outside, such as the wrath of a storm or of a violent terrorist act. While newsworthy events should inspire reflection on the state of our preparations, disaster recovery assessment shouldn't be limited to the consequences of a hurricane, earthquake or similar catastrophe. Lower profile but nevertheless important events – from software bugs to hardware failures – that may be every bit as consequential as fire or flood, need to be considered as well

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Strategies to Solve and Optimize Management of Multi-Tiered Business Services

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Historically, datacenter administrators have been faced with challenges while managing multi-tier business services. The modern datacenter is often heterogeneous in terms of hardware, software, operating system and virtualization technologies. While new technologies such as virtualization offer cost savings and flexibility, they also introduce complexity in terms of management. Combined with the complexity of a heterogeneous environment, the challenge can be overwhelming. Using different management tools and different management procedures for each tier adds to this challenge.

To address the above issues, Symantec has introduced a new feature called Virtual Business Services. Historically, Symantec has been providing customers with a single product set to standardize storage and availability management in the datacenter. This product set is known as Storage Foundation HA. It provides enterprise class high availability and storage management across multiple platforms, storage arrays and virtualization technologies. With Virtual Business Service and Storage Foundation HA combined together, Symantec provides an end-to-end solution for Storage and Availability management. This white paper covers a set of Virtual Business Services use cases, recommendations and example environments.

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Architecting Resilient Private Clouds

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This white paper proposes an approach to building resilient private clouds in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This idealized architecture incorporates solutions that address cloud server and storage needs and reconciles them with the realities of the data center such as heterogeneity and existing infrastructure. This paper also discusses how these solutions help data centers achieve the operational flexibility of a cloud-like model without compromising the service-level agreement (SLA) requirements.

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Generating Proven Business Value with EMC Next-Generation Backup and Recovery

ESGSponsored by EMC

IDC interviewed ten companies that have deployed EMC backup and recovery solutions, including EMC Data Domain and EMC Avamar. Some of the customers also had EMC NetWorker. The purpose was to identify and quantify the resulting business value of each project, in order to calculate a cumulative return on investment.

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EMC Best Practices in Data Protection Monitoring

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If you're reading this white paper, then quite possibly you're in the business of providing data protection, i.e., backup, replication, deduplication, and possibly IT-as‐a‐Service (ITaaS). You may be a member of an IT department within a large enterprise providing backups to constituent business units. You may be a systems integrator providing Backup-as‐a-Service (BaaS)—where your clients own their own backup infrastructure, but you manage it for them. Or you may work for a cloud-based service provider delivering BaaS or Disaster Recovery-as‐a‐Service (DRaaS).

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Taking a Single-System Approach to Enable Faster Backup and More Effective Long-Term Archiving

RSASponsored by RSA

Organizations around the world require more robust backup and archive-optimized storage solutions as they look to improve the availability of applications and deal with an explosion in the creation and use of unstructured data, including handling multiple retention periods on different types of archive data. They need storage systems that are optimized for usability in backup and archival environments.

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PHD Virtual's ReliableDR Adds DR Assurance, Subtracts Cost and Risk

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ReliableDR adds service recovery testing and disaster recovery orchestration to PHD Virtual's solid VM and file recovery capabilities. ReliableDR makes it possible for many more businesses to more quickly and effectively prepare for—and recover from—disasters at a cost that is substantially lower than traditional manual approaches to disaster recovery. ReliableDR changes the disaster recovery equation: it adds disaster recovery assurance and subtracts cost and risk.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Fire Preparedness

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The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let's take a look at the threat of a fire...

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Avoiding Disaster Recovery Epic Fails

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Most disaster recovery (DR) articles focus on convincing readers that the risk of a business altering disaster is real, and as such, they should buy a set of products and services to mitigate that risk. But, if you're reading this, I know you already understand the importance of DR, and so my focus will be a little bit different. This article will explore various causes of DR epic fails – ranging from traditional issues, such as backup and replication malfunctions and a lack of planning, to new challenges, such as assuming homogeneity.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Flood Preparedness

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Unitrends

The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let's take a look at the threat of a flood…

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Is Business Continuity Certification Right For your Organization?

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This white paper analyzes the business case for pursuing organizational business continuity certification, including what it takes to complete the certification process and how best to begin preparing.

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Designing a Business Continuity Training Program to Maximize Value & Minimize Cost

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Business continuity is a key component of an organization's risk management program. However, employees (ranging from executives to the general employee population), partners and customers are often unaware of the existence of the program or their role within the business continuity effort. Can management rely on a business continuity program if key stakeholders are unaware of their response and recovery responsibilities? No. And, as a result, the time and resources invested in the planning effort are often wasted.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Hurricane Preparedness

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Unitrends

The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let's take a look at the threat of a hurricane…

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Tornado Preparedness

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Unitrends

The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let's take a look at the threat of a tornado…

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A BCM Professional's Playbook on Evaluating and Applying Relevant BCM Standards

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Discover a better way to address key business continuity standards and guidelines that are so important for compliance and better continuity plans. Harness the power of the original BCP Genome™ to strengthen your own planning and compliance practices—whether you adopt its framework as is, or adapt its logic to create your own framework. Also, compare eight leading industry standards—ISO22301, FFIEC, NFPA, NIST, HIPAA, and more—to identify their strengths and gaps relative to program organization, management, training, and audit vs. emergency facilities or business and IT recovery.

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