Once a business clears the financial hurdle and begins to plan their data protection strategy the choices can appear daunting. Do they select tape or disk? Apply differential or incremental backups? How much will a new system cost and how much time will it take to implement? What data should be included in the backup? This article attempts to address these concerns.
Increased regulatory scrutiny on the protection levels afforded sensitive information by those that transact and process it is causing enterprises to improve mainframe security strategies. This entails proactively investigating exposures and implementing appropriate policies, processes and technologies, including those for data z/OS tape encryption. Read this Technology Brief created by CA to learn how to identify exposure points and through the use of Tape Encryption.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
This report highlights the top five reasons why
businesses are leaving tape technology and
moving to the cloud for data protection. It also
includes a cheat sheet for getting started with
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
We are living in an age of explosive data growth. IDC projects that the digital universe is growing 50% a year, doubling in size every 2 years. In media and entertainment, the growth is even faster as capacity-intensive formats such as 4K, 8K, and 360/VR gain traction. Fortunately, new trends in data storage are making it easier to stay ahead of the curve.
In this paper, we will examine how object storage stacks up against LTO tape for media archives and backup. In addition to a detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis covering both capital and operational expenses, this paper will look at the opportunity costs of not leveraging the real-time data access of object storage to monetize existing data.
Finally, we will demonstrate the validity of the analysis with a real-world case study of a longstanding network TV show that made the switch from tape to object storage.
The limitations of tape storage go way beyond its lack of scalability. Data that isn’t searchable is becoming
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper provides: An objective approach to making decisions about data recovery technologies. (disk-based enhanced data recovery or traditional tape-based) The disk-based architectures for enhanced data recovery.
By utilizing the speed and reliability of the EMC CLARiiON® AX150 networked storage system and the convenience of EMC Retrospect® 7.5 for Windows backup and recovery software, SMBs can implement fast, effective, reliable data protection that is easy to set up and manage without placing undue strain on IT resources.
Offsite media can be lost or stolen while in transit, exposing sensitive information to potential misuse. By using AES encryption on backup data, a business can feel confident that sensitive customer information will remain safe and secure, even if the backups tapes are lost of stolen.
Go hybrid and get the best of both data protection worlds. Cloud-connected backup and recovery seamlessly combines cloud-based and onsite data protection technologies for fast, local restores and ensured, offsite disaster recovery.
Read the white paper to:
. Discover the benefits of transitioning from tape to disk
. Learn how to get shorter backup windows and faster recovery times
. Ensure your data is totally secure and easily recovered
This white paper provides an in-depth understanding of the integration of HP Data Protector with Virtual Tape Libraries by utilizing the Advanced Backup to Disk functionality available with the HP Data Protector software.
Although ESG continues to see the vast majority of IT organizations living within a disk-plus-tape world, no one can argue against the idea that the cloud is becoming a viable and attractive component of any data protection architecture. Modern disk and tape solutions have overwhelming benefits for ROI, but those benefits can often be expanded by leveraging the economics and additional agility capabilities of a cloud tier. And all of those tiers would benefit from smarter data protection and preservation mechanisms through the combination of both backups and archiving.
Data protection and recovery can be a complicated problem in remote offices. But there are options. This white paper explores a range of possibilities, and shows how an adaptive data protection solution can protect remotely stored data for enterprises of all sizes.
It’s a fact: nearly 48 percent of first-time Disaster Recovery (DR) plan implementations fail due to inaccurate estimates of necessary resources. Due in large part to faulty methods of estimating resource requirements, such as analyzing logs generated by tape backup software, organizations come to conclusions that are drastically wrong.
This webcast will explore the options and benefits of VTL's, give you a basic understanding of what is available in the marketplace, and help you decide if this solution is right for your organization.
CCU sought to encrypt its backup tapes for keeping customer data secure in transit and in storage at the offsite tape-vault vendor’s facility. As a financial institution, CCU was subject to stringent government regulations. With nearly 60 gigabytes of data to encrypt each night, CCU knew that a software solution was out of the question.
Given Payformance’s longstanding commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients’ information, the company has decided to investigate data encryption solutions for its primary hard drive storage and secondary backup tape storage. With its multi-vendor interoperability, NeoScale’s CryptoStor storage security appliances emerge as the obvious choice.
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Qsent needed to shore up its disaster recovery strategy. This meant sending backup tapes – each with more than 2.5 terabytes of data – between data centers and storing them offsite. To keep all its data safe and secure, Qsent chose NeoScale’s CryptoStor wire-speed tape security appliance to encrypt and decrypt data.
With horror stories in the news every week about lost or stolen laptops and backup tapes, the senior management team at Oregon Community Credit Union knew they had to do everything within their powers to protect their critical data as it traveled offsite to a third-party tape vaulting vendor. They were tasked with finding an affordable solution that would strike a balance between security, ease of use, and scalability.