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EMC Session at Cloud Expo There are certainly many benefits to backing up your data to EMC Atmos, but how can users be sure that noone can look at their files after they’re backed up online? Until now, that was a nagging question with no good answer. With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files backed up to EMC Atmos, Gladinet is tackling that concern head-on: The system encrypts users’ files on the storage client before saving them on the servers in their encrypted form. Cloud Desktop 2.0 allows EMC Atmos to be mapped as a network drive. To backup securely to EMC Atmos, we have to first select a folder for encryption in the Virtual Directory Manager of the Gladinet Management Console: Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! After clicking on the icon to add a new encrypted folder, select the EMC Atmos folder that will be your... (more)

SANpulse Saves the Day During Major Data Center Consolidation Project

Customer: Fortune 100 Financial Services Firm Challenge: Market volatility led to the cancellation of a migration event and with a hard time line to exit two existing data centers, this SANpulse customer more than doubled the host counts for the next two migration events. Key Metrics: 100% successful migration in a timely risk free manner Migrated and transformed 257 hosts Migrated and optimized 104TBs of data Expedited adoption of new technologies resulting in double digit operational efficiencies No additional delivery resources added (1 Architect and 2 implementation teams of 2 each working in shifts) SANpulse Delivers Business Value: Real-time scalability to meet real-time business needs Maintained the schedule to exit the data centers on time avoiding $1.5 million in lease penalties Accommodated dynamic business requirements while delivering on schedule Deliver... (more)

Online Server Backup Essentials

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net One of the first questions we get asked by folks interested in Zetta's online server backup solution is, "How long will it take to ‘seed' our initial backup?" The answer is that it depends on three things: 1. How much data do you want to protect? 2. How much bandwidth does your office have available? 3. Would you prefer to have Zetta ship you an encrypted drive to "side-load" your data into our data centers? The vast majority of new customers choose to seed their backup via the internet. Once you've configured the lightweight software client we call ZettaMirror with the paths to backup, it begins providing data protection by sending that data to Zetta's data centers and replicating your files there. Exactly how long it takes for the initial "seed" depends on how much bandwidth you're willing to let Zetta use, so the backup transfer doesn't ... (more)

Challenges in Virtualization

By Sue Poremba Virtualization has been a boon to enterprise as it makes IT operations more efficient. Some like its green qualities as virtualization saves on energy consumption, while others appreciate the storage capacity, as well as the data recovery solutions for if disaster strikes. However, the virtual environment is invisible, and with that come more challenges in making sure it runs smoothly. The cloud might be simple to setup, but it becomes more complex over time. In addition, the more machines and data involved, the more difficult it can be to monitor for space, CPU spikes, network security and other indicators. “If there is a bug or a discrepancy, I need to know that there’s a problem before my customer does. And though that is the biggest challenge, it’s also a great opportunity,” Russ Caldwell, CTO, Emcien Corporation said. One of those challenges is... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

Interop Las Vegas Previews Announcements From More Than 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop previews the latest innovations and news from more than 100 exhibitors who will make announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, March 31-April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the leading independent technology conference and expo series, Interop will highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and everything in between. For more information and to register, please visit: interop.com. "Interop continues to inspire and inform the world's foremost IT decision makers, serving as a place to find actionable solutions for pain points and future developments in the enterprise," explained Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to have the opportunity to evaluate products and services side... (more)

Natural Disasters Can Pull the Plug on Your Business If You Haven't Backed Up Your Data

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, fires and flooding can cause extreme damage to homes and businesses in affected areas. While physical damage to property may be unavoidable, data loss isn't. It's important for small business owners to take the necessary precautions to ensure their computer systems, filled with valuable data, are properly backed-up offsite. SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, recently published the findings of a study revealing that nearly 50 percent of small businesses do not back-up their data regularly. Losing databases, possibly amounting to years' worth of financial, customer and other confidential information, as the result of a natural disaster could result in a bigger disaster - the failure of your small business. According to the Institute for Bu... (more)

When Is A Copy A Backup?

Ocarina's Carter George continued the conversation on backups, asking if the conventional backup paradigm was obsolete, and if file copies could serve the same purpose. As mentioned in our "What Is a Backup?" post, this is the same question posed by EMC's Scott Waterhouse recently. Putting Copies To The Test George suggests a copy-based scenario: "Why not just move files that are candidates for being backed up to a separate tier of storage, keeping them as files in their native format, and organizing them in time coherent views?" To determine whether this is truly a backup, let's apply our new rules to determine when a copy becomes a backup: A copy is, by definition, a copy of a set of data. This copy is not mentioned as being protected or offline, which worries the IT admin in me. Could they be overwritten or corrupted? Would they disappear along with the primary data... (more)

Cloud Computing Company Unveils New Dashboard

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Nomadesk, developer of the easiest and most secure on-demand file sharing software, unveiled several new service enhancements to its online dashboard. The new file manager features pop-up menus and an easier and faster navigation structure to make the user experience more intuitive. In addition, Nomadesk's appraised TheftGuard service, which allows users to remotely shred important docs on the Nomadesk drive in the event of theft or lost hardware while keeping the data neatly tucked-away in the Cloud, now features more advanced tracking and allows users to spot their stolen or misplaced device on Google Maps. Nomadesk gives business teams the ability to share, synchronize and safely file documents in one place, while having access to unlimited storage capacity. "As we gather customer feedback, we have begun the process of upgrading our so... (more)

Danger in the Clouds: Four Lessons from the Sidekick Disaster

Do you own a Sidekick mobile phone (AKA the Danger Hiptop)?  Then please accept my condolences while I describe the pain and suffering you’ve experienced over the past few days. The Sidekick is made by Danger, a company acquired by Microsoft in 2008.  As one of T-Mobile’s flagship mobile phones, the Sidekick was one of the first and most popular consumer smartphones.  Featuring a real keyboard, it offered an instant messaging application at a time when many phones were still figuring out SMS.  For IM and SMS addicts, the Sidekick was THE phone to own. One of the Sidekick’s key features was that it kept all of your important stuff “in the cloud.”  That meant it stored all of your contacts, messages, photos, and just about everything else on a server managed by Danger.  This made it easy to recover your data in case your phone lost power or failed.  What nobody anti... (more)

How to Install CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server

CloudBerry at Cloud Expo In this post we will explain how to install or re-install CloudBerry Backup add-on for Windows Home Server. Originally it is from here. Open WHS server shared folder: \\YOUR WHS\Shared Folders\Software\Add-Ins Copy the add-in (it is likely to be called WHS_CloudBerryOnlineBackupSetup_v1.3.1.371o.msi) to the Add-Ins folder. Launch the Windows Home Server Console. Click the Settings button on the Windows Home Server Console to open the Settings screen. Click Add-ins in the left pane. Click the Available tab. You should now see CloudBerry Online Backup add-in listed. Please note you should uninstall previous versions of CloudBerry Online Backup if you ever had it before. CloudBerry S3 Backup for Windows Home Server is WHS add-on that automates data backup and restore to online storage powered by Amazon S3 cloud storage. It comes with onetime ... (more)