Data Backup & Archiving

Outages and the cloud – what does responsibility mean?

An interesting question has been raised on today’s article from Channel Web. Doug Woodburn asks: Have we become over-reliant on Amazon Web Services (AWS)? With this weekend’s five-hour outage on it’s S3 storage platform allegedly (according to the media) killing  both digital business services and consumer offerings like music services, crowd sourcing […]


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Evaluating Your Storage Options: Tape or Cloud

Over the past few years or so, data protection has trended towards the Cloud. But that doesn’t mean tape is dead—far from it. Today’s forward-thinking organisations needs to evaluate the risks, long-term costs and the respective strength and weaknesses of both tape and Cloud to decide which option better addresses […]


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The Consequences of Data Hoarding

At some point during the past decade, storage costs crossed a threshold that made it cheaper and easier for organisations to keep data than to throw it away. That technology trend is only accelerating. The cost of disk storage has dropped more than 90% from $1.24 in 2005 to less […]


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How to Reduce Data Management Costs- Part Two

In my last blog, I looked at some of the data management costs businesses face. Here are a few more hidden costs that go beyond primary storage expenses. Seeing Double: The Soft Costs of Dirty Data Hard dollar costs are one thing, but the soft costs of managing data are […]


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How to Reduce Data Management Costs: Part One

Instead of talking about the traditional costs of data management, what if the discussion became broader and more holistic? In the age of Big Data, IT professionals and CIOs are increasingly tasked with taking more comprehensive views of their organisations’ data. This requires them to evaluate not just the buy-in costs […]


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