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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 1 March 2006 issue of Strategies to take the sting out of microcode upgrades
In environments where the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA or other privacy and protection laws and regulations apply, safe backup and off-site storage have become more important for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Many organizations are limited in terms of what conventional backup systems can deliver, particularly with large volumes of data or 24/7 operations. Another option is continuous data protection, or continuous backup. More storage resources Hot data storage technologies for SMBs: Small business storage trends Data storage technology: Know your FAQs and options From a traffic perspective, the characteristics of network backup are: Backup operations are scheduled to take a snapshot of the contents of a host machine, such as a desktop or server. When the scheduled time is reached, backup operations begin. This generally consumes as much of the host's CPU and disk resources needed to complete the operation. It also consumes as much network bandwidth as is available on the link between the target host and the backup host. Thus, from a network and ... Access >>>
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Continuous data protection: Check IT List
by Ed Tittel
Continuous data protection might cost more in the short term, but the benefits will outweigh the cost for small and medium-sized businesses in the long run.
Continuous data protection technology trends in storage
by Jon Oltsik
Continuous data protection (CDP) has great potential benefits, but it shouldn't be viewed as an isolated technology widget. Rather, CDP should be treated as a little piece of a much more profound process and business change.
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