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Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info Selected from 25 Online Backup services throughout the world in the Consumer category. Rome, July 10, 2009. Memopal is the number 1 Online Backup provider in Europe according to BackupReview. Just in one year time, the European start-up has conquered BackupReview's “Top 25” ranking, which includes the 25 best Online Backup services throughout the world, awarding it first place in Europe and second place worldwide. “We are proud that a small European start-up is able to produce technology and win global recognition” said Marco Trombetti, Memopal's CEO. BackupReview is one of the most authoritative sources of Online Backup news. Every month, it publishes a ranking that classifies backup services by their target audience: Consumer, Small Medium Business and Enterprise,... (more)

Simplifying Server Backups: Reducing Operator Intervention

by Gary Sevounts, VP Marketing at Zetta 72% of IT directors we surveyed recently think the biggest server backup challenge is complexity. Maintaining an effective backup process for critical data is a priority for many organizations, but despite rapid changes in technology in the last 10 years, the backup process has evolved little. What makes backup such a challenge? Backup Operator Intervention Finding the Right RPO and RTO Keeping Up With Data Growth Inability to Validate Backups This article is the first in a series that will offer some perspective on overcoming backup challenges. If you're interested in seeing specific best practices being applied, attend the Simplifying Backups Webinar on Thursday, March 8, at 9am PST. Backup Operator Intervention The first major problem with backups is that they require significant amounts of operator time. In many organization... (more)

The Cloud: The Most Disruptive Approach to DR/BC

Floods, fires, tornados, earthquakes, pandemics, riots, and hurricanes are just a small sample of the potential disasters that threaten businesses almost daily. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for preparing, managing, and rebuilding major communications infrastructure and the businesses they support before, during, and after disasters. Sometimes this was due to devastating natural disasters but most were the more common disasters that visit us every day like burst pipes, public transportation strikes and the extended loss of utilities to one or more locations. Naturally, businesses are all building good Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance (DR/BC) plans for that inevitable bad day - or are they? According to the Small Business Alliance and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), between 25 and 40 percent of businesses never reopen after a ... (more)

Digi-Data Launches Telefonica's Terabox Service

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Digi-Data Corporation, a leader in online storage technologies, announced today the launch of the terabox service for Telefonica, the world's fourth largest telecommunications provider. With over 260 million customers worldwide, terabox marks Telefonica's entrance into the cloud computing market. Terabox, based on Digi-Data's V4 online storage technology, is available to new and existing Telefonica ADSL customers in Spain. The service enables customers to store, share, back up, organize and remotely access valuable digital files, including documents and multimedia, from anywhere there is an Internet connection. "The industry is at a critical juncture where more content is being created by consumers than enterprise," said Dennis Cindrich, Digi-Data's chief executive officer. "We are very excited about the launch of tera... (more)

New IBM Offerings Help Midsize Companies Work Smarter

IBM has introduced new services, software and systems for midsize companies that can help them gain actionable insight, increase productivity, and improve collaboration. IBM is introducing Cognos Express business intelligence software, an analytics solution designed for companies with 100 to 1,000 employees. Also being introduced is a new offering from IBM Global Technology Services, the IBM Storage Optimization and Integration Services - transformation strategy - rapid. In addition, two existing products IBM Mashup Center, and Lotus Live Engage, have been certified by IBM as "Midmarket Ready." Recently, IBM also introduced a new storage system, the IBM System Storage DS5020 Express, and updated the SurePOS 500 Express point-of-sale solution. Cognos Express is designed to deliver essential business intelligence and planning capabilities purpose built for midsize comp... (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)

Qsan High Availability Storage Solutions for Cloud Computing

The P500H storage solution can provide users for dual active protection, high bandwidth cache mirroring, seamless management, multiple target nodes, high availability / load-balancing, and high performance. Qsan redundant controllers are designed on its own invented technology of active-active controller configuration, and it doesn't compromise to the performance. P500H IOPS is up to 210K and the throughput is up to 1200MB/s. At drive-side, P500H supports both SAS and SATA II interfaces. With the green feature of disk auto spindown and advanced cooling, the whole system including P500H and expansion JBOD enclosures can achieve high power efficiency and save the overall drive power cost. By the characteristics of high availability, scalability, sustainability, and high IOPS, the 10GbE iSCSI redundant controller can be applied to SQL/Exchange storage, high efficient f... (more)

Enterprises Adopt Primary Storage in the Cloud with Zetta

Cloud Computing Journal Cloud Storage service provider Zetta, Inc announces the commercial availability of its enterprise-class on-demand NAS, opening up a new solution for enterprise IT storage buyers. Zetta Enterprise Cloud Storage enables businesses to quickly adopt storage-as-a-service without expensive or risky changes to their current IT environments. LiveOps provides cloud computing-based contact center platform and services to hundreds of companies in both direct response and enterprise markets that rely on the company's technology for delivering a superior customer service experience. “One of the value propositions of the cloud computing model is scalability, which is why we decided to work with fellow cloud computing company Zetta on this pilot project to address some of our current needs for on-demand video storage,” said Gary Slater, VP of Network Opera... (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)

The Keys to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Backup Outsourcing Journal on Ulitzer As we come to the close of 2009 and the larger close of a decade, I remind all of you out there to test your backups. With recent events like the loss of flight data at Shaw Air Force Base and subsequent realization that backups were not working, it is more important than ever to test the integrity of your backup, archive and restoration platforms. It is no secret that enterprises have slashed IT budgets over the last few years, and some of this pruning came at the expense of backup platforms and personnel. In many of these enterprises, no one has stepped up to verify that the critical data backups (if they are even backing this data up) are valid. I implore you to not be one of the negative statistics. Let’s take a look at the holy trinity of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Backup Once a company has identified the busi... (more)

Easyspace Hosting Services Offers Free Online Storage

Easyspace, one of the UKs leading providers of domain name and web hosting services, has announced the launch of a partnership with Humyo, Europe's largest independent online storage and desktop backup provider. As part of this new venture, Easyspace customers will be given 30 days free access to a Premium Level Humyo account, with a 10% discount on the full price if they decide to upgrade their trial. Humyo is a multi-award winning mass market online storage service which enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Using intuitive Desktop software, Humyo can continuously backup your selected files and folders by instantly replicating any change on your local machine to the Humyo online storage platform. This technology, in turn, provides a variety of additional benefits for use... (more)