Cloud Backup: The Foundation for Disaster Recovery

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Cloud Backup: The Foundation for Disaster Recovery

Issue Summary

The bombings at the Boston Marathon. Killer tornadoes in Oklahoma. Early wildfires in New Mexico and California. These events, from just the first half of 2013, may have you questioning your clients' disaster recovery strategies and whether they're solid. Where should you start? Data backup is widely considered a sound foundation for a disaster recovery plan. And today that means storing data in the cloud.

Editor's Take

The proliferation of cloud in the past several years and its ability to accommodate initiatives such as disaster recovery make a move away from legacy, tape-based backup technologies a no-brainer. Worldwide adoption of cloud disaster recovery and backup services reflects that trend.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • The demand for cloud backup and recovery services
  • How to help customers determine their risk tolerance and calculate cost of downtime
  • When and why to recommend hybrid cloud backup solutions