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Top Stories by Derek Kol, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has unveiled the next generation of its flagship cloud service. Zetta DataProtect 3.0 brings enterprise-grade cloud data protection for small and mid-size enterprises in a single managed service that requires no appliances and can be deployed within minutes. It simplifies and automates backups of critical IT assets and enables businesses to access and instantly recover critical files, directories or entire file systems from anywhere via the Web. Advanced security, high redundancy and a high-performance architecture deliver true enterprise-grade data protection that scales to meet customers' business requirements. "Fast, uninterrupted access to data is increasingly important to the livelihood of businesses today - when a system failure occurs, having to wait for data access and... (more)

Where Is My Disk Space?

by Nick Mueller, Hello new users! The file system visualizer can be found at - continue reading to learn more about the development of the tool and the visualization options. Before buying more storage space it's a good idea to make sure your existing space isn't filled with redundant or old data - or hundreds of downloaded cat videos. Disk capacity is increasing and while prices continue to drop, those savings are offset by demands for new capacity to store more and larger files. Not only does this mean more primary disk space, but 2x that amount... (more)

Reducing Windows Server Backup Costs

by Nick Mueller, How can you free up to 70 percent of your backup budget in 2013? George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, and Chris Schin of recently presented a whiteboard discussion on the challenges of Windows server backup and approaches that cut both cost and complexity. First, let's address complexity: Why Windows Server Backup is Complex The complexity starts with the fact that the Windows server platform is not homogeneous - there's usually at least 2008 and 2012 with R1 and R2 versions, with SQL, System State, and VSS done differently in eac... (more)

Is Microsoft Azure Online Backup Overpriced?

0 0 1 432 2468 Ventana Public Relations 20 5 2895 14.0 1 utf-8 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE by Nick Mueller, What does $1,094 a month buy you from Microsoft Azure Online Backup? The answer is: 500GB of online storage, no platform support beyond Windows, extra charges to recover your data, and upgraded phone support - 4x higher overall costs and less functionality than alternative online backup solutions like Zetta. Of course, it's possible to lower that bill by choosing Microsoft's "standard" or "included" support levels, but IT managers who have experienced a ma... (more)

Belkin Introduces Air Protect™ Case

Belkin, a provider of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today the introduction of its newest product for the education market, the Belkin Air Protect Case for iPads. The Belkin Air Protect Case uses ultra-protective, closed-cell foam that dissipates and absorbs shock to provide reliable, cart-compatible iPad protection without unnecessary bulk or weight. Apple iPads are important, effective learning tools in many modern classrooms that often represent a significant investment of limited school resources. Transporting... (more)