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eBook – Backup & DR Planning Guide for Small & Medium Businesses
The Backup & Disaster Recovery for SMBs - Concepts, Best Practices, and Design Decisions ebook covers in-depth the considerations that need to be made while designing your backup and disaster recovery strategy along with the concepts involved in doing so.
The Backup & Disaster Recovery for SMBs- Concepts, Best Practices, and Design Decisions ebook covers in-depth the considerations that need to be made while designing your backup and disaster recovery strategy along with the concepts involved in doing so.
  • What are RPO and RTO, and their differences
  • Why is High Availability not enough to protect your data
  • The difference between High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • 3-2-1 backup strategy to ensure data protection, and much more.
IDC: SaaS Backup and Recovery: Simplified Data Protection Without Compromise
Although the majority of organizations have a "cloud first" strategy, most also continue to manage onsite applications and the backup infrastructure associated with them. However, many are moving away from backup specialists and instead are leaving the task to virtual infrastructure administrators or other IT generalists. Metallic represents Commvault's direct entry into one of the fastest-growing segments of the data protection market. Its hallmarks are simplicity and flexibility of deployment

Metallic is a new SaaS backup and recovery solution based on Commvault's data protection software suite, proven in the marketplace for more than 20 years. It is designed specifically for the needs of medium-scale enterprises but is architected to grow with them based on data growth, user growth, or other requirements. Metallic initially offers either monthly or annual subscriptions through reseller partners; it will be available through cloud service providers and managed service providers over time. The initial workload use cases for Metallic include virtual machine (VM), SQL Server, file server, MS Office 365, and endpoint device recovery support; the company expects to add more use cases and supported workloads as the solution evolves.

Metallic is designed to offer flexibility as one of the service's hallmarks. Aspects of this include:

  • On-demand infrastructure: Metallic manages the cloud-based infrastructure components and software for the backup environment, though the customer will still manage any of its own on- premise infrastructure. This environment will support on-premise, cloud, and hybrid workloads. IT organizations are relieved of the daily task of managing the infrastructure components and do not have to worry about upgrades, OS or firmware updates and the like, for the cloud infrastructure, so people can repurpose that time saved toward other activities.
  • Metallic offers preconfigured plans designed to have users up and running in approximately 15 minutes, eliminating the need for a proof-of-concept test. These preconfigured systems have Commvault best practices built into the design, or organizations can configure their own.
  • Partner-delivered services: Metallic plans to go to market with resellers that can offer a range of services on top of the basic solution's capabilities. These services will vary by provider and will give users a variety of choices when selecting a provider to match the services offered with the organization's needs.
  • "Bring your own storage": Among the flexible options of Metallic, including VM and file or SQL database use cases, users can deploy their own storage, either on-premise or in the cloud, while utilizing the backup/recovery services of Metallic. The company refers to this option as "SaaS Plus."
7 Tips to Safeguard Your Company's Data
Anyone who works in IT will tell you, losing data is no joke. Ransomware and malware attacks are on the rise, but that’s not the only risk. Far too often, a company thinks data is backed up – when it’s really not. The good news? There are simple ways to safeguard your organization. To help you protect your company (and get a good night’s sleep), our experts share seven common reasons companies lose data – often because it was never really protected in the first place – plus tips to help you avoi

Anyone who works in IT will tell you, losing data is no joke. Ransomware and malware attacks are on the rise, but that’s not the only risk. Far too often, a company thinks data is backed up – when it’s really not. The good news? There are simple ways to safeguard your organization. To help you protect your company (and get a good night’s sleep), our experts share seven common reasons companies lose data – often because it was never really protected in the first place – plus tips to help you avoid the same.

Metallic’s our engineers and product team have decades of combined experience protecting customer data. When it comes to backup and recovery, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the ugly.

We understand backup is not something you want to worry about – which is why we’ve designed MetallicTM enterprise- grade backup and recovery with the simplicity of SaaS. Our cloud-based data protection solution comes with underlying technology from industry-leader Commvault and best practices baked in. Metallic offerings help you ensure your backups are running fast and reliably, and your data is there when you need it. Any company can be up and running with simple, powerful backup and recovery in as little as 15 minutes.

Active Directory: Best Practices for Administration and Backup
Active Directory: Best Practices for Administration and Backup
Active Directory: Best Practices for Administration and Backup
3 Ultimate Strategies for Ransomware Prevention
Let’s explore all the options that exist to prevent, locate, disarm and mitigate ransomware risks.

Ransomware is here to stay. As much as no one likes to hear that, we have to admit that it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’ and ‘to what’ extent your business might be affected.

Rather than hope it won’t get you, let’s explore all the options that exist to prevent, locate, disarm and mitigate ransomware risks.

We’ll go over some essential strategies you can implement today and also review what a comprehensive backup software can offer you, such as:

•    Simple things to implement right away: 3‑2‑1 rule, air gapped backups and access policies
•    Ransomware myths: what really should be taken seriously?
•    What today’s backup technologies can offer: in‑flight malware check, immutable backups
•    And more!

10 Best Practices for VM Backup
Topics: VM, backup, Veeam
Proper protection for critical applications and implementing off‑site solutions are essential to keeping VM data available while minimizing data loss. Every business should have a backup strategy to guarantee virtual machines are properly protected and recoverable.

When backing up virtual machines, one should consider applications running on the machine, how critical the machine is for business operations and how fast you can get back up running when a disaster occurs. Proper protection for critical applications and implementing off‑site solutions are essential to keeping VM data available while minimizing data loss. Every business should have a backup strategy to guarantee virtual machines are properly protected and recoverable.

Join this webinar to learn more about:

•    Factors affecting VM backups
•    Off‑site data protection strategies
•    Ensuring data is recoverable and secure

Top 10 Best Practices for VMware Backups
Topics: vSphere, backup, Veeam
Backup is the foundation for restores, so it is essential to have backups always available with the required speed. The “Top 10 Best Practices for vSphere Backups” white paper discusses best practices with Veeam Backup & Replication and VMware vSphere.

More and more companies come to understand that server virtualization is the way for modern data safety. In 2019, VMware is still the market leader and many Veeam customers use VMware vSphere as their preferred virtualization platform. But, backup of virtual machines on vSphere is only one part of service Availability. Backup is the foundation for restores, so it is essential to have backups always available with the required speed. The “Top 10 Best Practices for vSphere Backups” white paper discusses best practices with Veeam Backup & Replication and VMware vSphere, such as:

•    Planning your data restore in advance
•    Keeping track of your data backup software updates and keeping your backup tools up-to-date
•    Integrating storage based snapshots into your Availability concept
•    And much more!

10 tips to make your daily backup easier
Topics: VM, backup, Veeam
Dive deeper in this educational technical session, where we showcase particular features that help backup admins to go through the day-to-day routine with ease!

There are a lot of game-changing features in every release of Veeam Backup & Replication, whether it be native object storage integration, SAP HANA support or built-in backup testing. However, besides these obvious heavy-lifters, there are many other features that are specifically designed and constantly improved to make a backup administrator’s daily life easier.

•    Let’s see if any of these sounds familiar:
•    How to I create quick, on-demand restore point and not disrupt any existing backup policy?
•    How to archive and export just one single VM?
•    How to exclude deleted file blocks from my backup?

If these questions are on you mind — great news! All that and more is covered by Veeam!
Dive deeper in this educational technical session, where we showcase particular features that help backup admins to go through the day-to-day routine with ease!

Beat ransomware: Education, Implementation and remediation with Veeam
These strategies will cover more than just how to configure Veeam products and recover from ransomware. They’ll also give you tools and techniques that can be used to address ransomware ahead of the problem
The war on ransomware is real. Today’s organizations need to have a strong, multi-layered defense and strategy to address ransomware. In this paper, Rick Vanover from Veeam® will provide organizations with practical steps they can take to protect data and avoid being in a situation where data loss or ransom payment are their only options. These strategies will cover more than just how to configure Veeam products and recover from ransomware. They’ll also give you tools and techniques that can be used to address ransomware ahead of the problem.
Hyper‑V: best practices for protection and security
Topics: Hyper-V, Backup, Veeam
Join us for a webinar discussing business continuity and disaster recovery in Hyper‑V environments from a general perspective.
Join us for a webinar discussing business continuity and disaster recovery in Hyper‑V environments from a general perspective.
More specifically, we’ll cover:
•    Trends and common backup pitfalls to avoid
•    Different types and methods of Hyper‑V replication
•    How to keep your backups secure
•    And more!
Unleash the Power of NAS Backup
Topics: NAS, Backup, VAS v10, Veeam
With the NEW Veeam Backup & Replication v10, we bring the most powerful, reliable and easy-to-use file-level backup capabilities aimed at protecting your file shares.

With the NEW Veeam Backup & Replication v10, we bring the most powerful, reliable and easy-to-use file-level backup capabilities aimed at protecting your file shares.

Want to learn all the pros and cons of existing solutions on the market? Get a clear picture of why Veeam’s NAS backup is the best option for you? Learn how backup should be configured and stop worrying about restore options? Then, this session is for you!

Join this webinar to:
•    Take a deep look into the components required for Veeam NAS backup
•    Learn how and where you can store this data
•    Learn how to take advantage of cloud-based storage with NAS backup
•    Learn additional uses cases for NAS backup that are not just about recovery
•    And more!

Office 365 Backup For Dummies
This Office 365 Backup For Dummies e Book is the best guide for learning the what, why and how of Microsoft Office 365 data protection
This Office 365 Backup For Dummies e Book is the best guide for learning the what, why and how of Microsoft Office 365 data protection. It will help you develop an effective Office 365 backup and recovery strategy.
Conversational Geek: Azure Backup Best Practices
Topics: Azure, Backup, Veeam
Get 10 Azure backup best practices direct from two Microsoft MVPs!
Get 10 Azure backup best practices direct from two Microsoft MVPs! As the public cloud started to gain mainstream acceptance, people quickly realized that they had to adopt two different ways of doing things. One set of best practices – and tools – applied to resources that were running on premises, and an entirely different set applied to cloud resources. Now the industry is starting to get back to the point where a common set of best practices can be applied regardless of where an organization’s IT resources physically reside.
AWS Backup for Dummies
Topics: AWS, backup, Veeam
The ultimate guide to AWS data backup
So it turns out that data doesn’t protect itself. And despite providing what might be the most secure and reliable compute platform the Universe has ever seen, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can’t guarantee that you’ll never lose data either. To understand why that is, you’ll need to face your worst nightmares while visualizing all the horrifying things that can go wrong, and then boldly adopt some best‑practice solutions as you map out a plan to protect yourself.
The Changing Role of Backup and Secondary Storage
The role of backup and secondary storage is changing in the data center. Hyperconverged infrastructures are influencing secondary storage and backup for the better, and you can see for yourself how integrating Nutanix and Veeam deliver increased business results.

The role of backup and secondary storage is changing in the data center. Hyperconverged infrastructures are influencing secondary storage and backup for the better, and you can see for yourself how integrating Nutanix and Veeam deliver increased business results.

Download this white paper to learn how to:

•    Leverage the power of hyperconverged infrastructure for backup and secondary storage
•    Simplify management, operational efficiency and support\
•    Predict scalability with granular application recovery
•    Design for the future, not the past
•    Scale with the business in simple steps

The Backup Bible - Part 1: Creating a Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategy
This eBook is the first of a 3-part series covering everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery. By downloading this ebook you'll automatically receive part 2 and part 3 by email as soon as they become available!

INTRODUCTION

Humans tend to think optimistically. We plan for the best outcomes because we strive to make them happen. As a result, many organizations implicitly design their computing and data storage systems around the idea that they will operate as expected. They employ front-line fault-tolerance technologies such as RAID and multiple network adapters that will carry the systems through common, simple failures. However, few design plans include comprehensive coverage of catastrophic failures. Without a carefully crafted approach to backup, and a strategic plan to work through and recover from disasters, an organization runs substantial risks. They could experience data destruction or losses that cost them excessive amounts of time and money. Business principals and managers might even find themselves facing personal liability consequences for failing to take proper preparatory steps. At the worst, an emergency could permanently end the enterprise. This book seeks to guide you through all stages of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a substantial data loss event. In this first part, you will learn how to assess your situation and plan out a strategy that uniquely fits your needs.

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

This book was written for anyone with an interest in protecting organizational data, from system administrators to business owners. It explains the terms and technologies that it covers in simple, approachable language. As much as possible, it focuses on the business needs first. However, a reader with little experience in server and storage technologies may struggle with applying the content. To put it into action, use this material in conjunction with trained technical staff.

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