Backup: Tape vs. Online

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The tape vs. online backup debate is the theme of this whitepaper from Sungard. In their continuing series examining data center strategies the authors bring a straight forward explanation of this argument as well as providing insight for the forward thinking IT professional.

In a practical way they make an extremely important point. “ While compliance and headline-grabbing disasters are often credited for increased focus on business continuity, the truth remains that IT staffs must solve more common, everyday issues if they are going to maintain optimum data availability.”  This is truth indeed in an era of data proliferation.

In a simple 5 bullet chart they outline what the leading problems of traditional tape backup are as well as their causes. However, much more is offered, in particular it provides a list of features to look for in online back up as well how to evaluate potential vendors.

Entitled, “The Dollars and Sense of Online Backup” this concise whitepaper offers both a compelling argument and practical advice.

About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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  1. To backup data to cloud storage powered by Amazon S3 one can check out CloudBerry Backup http://www.cloudberrylab.com/backup It is onetime fee and the rest what you pay for Amazon S3. Besides, there is no proprietary data format and you can access your data using other Amazon s3 tools. It supports all AWS regions, Reduced Redundancy Storage and access to cloud storage using the virtual drive. Girlincloud, CloudBerry Lab team