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Data backup – how good is ‘good’?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 29-Jan-2016 17:21:51

Topics: Cloud backup, Predatar, SoftLayer cloud back up, cloud backup service, data backup

Latest analysis from Gartner warns that businesses are spending at least 20 per cent more than they need to on unnecessary data backup and storage. That’s a scary $10 billion wasted every year.

In Gartner’s view this is down to a number of issues, including a common failure for corporate backup policies to keep pace with a fast-changing data environment. Another is that many businesses misunderstand the purpose of backup. “Often, the problem is that companies mistake backup technology for data archiving,” says research vice-president, Dave Russell. “Backup is largely for operational recovery, not for long-term retention.”

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Why BaaS is not the same as break-fix support

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 15-Jan-2016 17:16:00

Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud backup, SoftLayer cloud back up, cloud backup service, SoftLayer

In this post we explore 3 areas in which a backup managed service, or backup as a service (BaaS), is very different from old style break fix support.

The 3 areas in which they differ are:

  1. Scope of work of the service
  2. Measurement of service performance
  3. Billing for the service

Let’s look at each one in turn.

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SoftLayer and Silverstring - the story

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 18-Dec-2015 17:31:26

Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud backup, SoftLayer cloud back up, cloud backup service, SoftLayer

Discover the three reasons why Silverstring chose to work with SoftLayer when looking to expand their global reach by watching this video. 

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How to build a cloud backup service with IBM Spectrum Protect

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 11-Dec-2015 16:55:56

Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud backup, Cloud Disaster Recovery, SoftLayer cloud back up, cloud backup service, SoftLayer

If all you want for Christmas this year is a new or upgraded backup service here are a few ideas for your shopping list. If you have no plans to use public cloud services please keep reading.

Before you go shopping, stop.

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NEW – on G-Cloud 7 – Silverstring Cloud Transitioning Services

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 04-Dec-2015 15:34:38

Topics: Cloud backup, Cloud Disaster Recovery, G-Cloud

November 20th marked the announcement of a new round of approved cloud services, available to buy from the Government Digital Marketplace.

Silverstring has significantly strengthened its public-sector cloud offering in this round.  It has added cloud transitioning consultancy services.  These enable buyers to easily access the skills needed to transition from an on-site service (or no service) situation, to cloud-based data protection and storage.

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