The Seven Tiers of BCP

Disaster Recovery and The Seven Tiers of BCP The seven tiers of disaster recovery were developed in the late 1980s by the SHARE Technical Steering Committee and IBM are a still used currently by enterprises as a measurement of priority. Each Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is defined by the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the…

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It is an unfortunate reality that disaster can strike at any time. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. No matter how diligent your organization is with performing on-site backups, your data will always be vulnerable. That is why…

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Most companies and organizations these days are not only generating large amounts of data on a regular basis, they are also managing different types of data that require different storage options in terms of recovery and retention. For example, anything involving near term operations, or data that needs to be accessed at a moment’s notice,…

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The latest version of NetBackup software, Veritas NetBackup (NBU) 7.7, was released by Veritas Technologies in early July 2015, and is designed to simplify data protection and manage relentless data center growth. Its major advances in cloud backup provide customers with new features and capabilities that make 7.7 unique from previous NetBackup products. The video…

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This summer, Symantec released its latest version of its NetBackup data protection software: Veritas NetBackup 7.7 . The new upgrade boasts major advances in cloud backup, as it allows organizations to easily add cloud storage as a backup solution within their data environments. “Today many enterprises are adding cloud storage to their menu of backup storage…

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Over the last several years, more and more IT organizations have turned to virtual machines for their backup and recovery needs. Virtualization technology offers benefits to organizations of all sizes. Although not all organizations plan to become fully virtualized, and although the virtualization use cases do vary somewhat from organization to organization, most have adopted…

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Every company or organization has its own set of backup and recovery requirements. That is why, when considering a backup vendor or appliance, you should pursue an option that suits your company’s needs rather than the most popular one on the market. The wide range of backup techniques and appliances available today may make the decision process…

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Backup Appliances for Disaster Recovery

The days of in-house data recovery could be numbered thanks to the growing adaptation of backup appliances and the cloud. Companies are coming to depend on the remote backup of data, applications and operating systems, and they’re finding backup appliances let them accomplish this task almost seamlessly. Remote backup appliances are integrated, purpose-built hardware with…

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For the last several years, virtual machines have been rising in popularity as the standard method for backing up large company data. While virtualization has improved efficiencies, it can also introduce new challenges driven by consolidated data stores, heavy workloads and scalable infrastructures. Many organizations are still protecting their virtual machines just as they did…

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Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets you restore individual items from database backups. A separate backup of the individual items…

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