This Week in Data (January 23, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 23, 2015 8:59:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week gave us some amazing announcements that seemingly come straight out of Star Trek, from holographic goggles that create an augmented reality to the launch of hundreds of small satellites that will improve the transfer of data across the globe. Check out the links below the infographic to get the fully story behind each headline.

 Have a story to add? Let us hear it by adding a comment at the bottom of the page.

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The Big Three: Tips for Getting Ramped up with Server Backup Manager

Posted by Ben Barker on Jan 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

There's nothing worse than being flooded with scores of information that you can't possibly retain. Chunks of otherwise useful knowledge can go in one ear and out the other when you're trying to remember every last detail. That's why we felt it necessary to offer you three high-level tips or strategies that can help better your respective businesses.

"The Big Three" was created to convey the expertise of our amazing R1Soft team in small, easily digestible chunks. With each installment, you'll be able to walk away with a few helpful pieces of information that you can apply to your current business practices.

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Computing Deltas in Server Data

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 20, 2015 6:24:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our recently published eBook, The Big Book of Backup. If you'd like to download the full eBook for free, click here.

All backup strategies must have a method to determine which data to include and exclude. To find the differences in each iteration, or deltas, the backup system uses either file-level or block-level backup technology. Depending on which method a backup system uses, it may have some benefits or limitations compared to other systems.

Check out the information below, which outlines the three main technologies used to calculate deltas in server data, and consider which option would best fit the needs of your organization.

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This Week in Data (January 16, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 16, 2015 8:29:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week the White House and European Union both pull a u-turn when it comes to data policies, notable experts are stepping up to save mankind from the far-off danger of advances in artificial intelligence, and MongoDB locked in plenty of cash to fuel its future growth. Check below the graphic to find the full story behind each headline.

 Do you have a story to add? Let us hear it by commenting below!

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It's Time to Take Advantage of R1Soft's API

Posted by Ben Barker on Jan 14, 2015 8:14:19 AM

If you bought a new car, would you utilize all of its features? Would you turn on the windshield wipers when it rained, four-wheel drive when it snowed, and the radio when... well, just all time time? 

Of course you would.

So then why, if using R1Soft's Server Backup Manager, wouldn't you make it a point to take advantage of all of its value-adding features?

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Topics: Backups, API, Quick Tips

Make R1Soft Your Anti-Resolution With Two Free Months of Server Backup Manager

Posted by Ben Barker on Jan 12, 2015 8:09:00 AM

With the start of 2015 comes the inevitable list of New Year's resolutions. Each year we set these lofty goals for ourselves that, often times, fail after a few weeks or months. In fact, according to Forbes, 92% of New Year's resolutions end up failing.

It's great to strive for self-improvement, but wouldn't it be nice if you could take your goals on a test-run before fully committing to a year-long pact? Well, now you have that chance.

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This Week in Data (January 9, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 9, 2015 11:29:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week we heard news of a bizarre insider data breach at Morgan Stanley, Rackspace is finally pushing its last group of customers off of its first-generation cloud, and AT&T is defending its practice of throttling user data. 

Check out the infographic and links below to get the full story, and don't forget to let us hear it if we forgot your favorite tech news story of the week.

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Topics: TWID

The Four Methods of Server Backup

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 6, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

The following is an excerpt from our recently published eBook, The Big Book of Backup. If you'd like to download the full eBook for free, click here.

The objective of the vast majority of backups is to save data without errors or corruption in a way that minimizes storage space. Additional objectives also often include reducing the impact on computing resources and bandwidth usage, while making the recovery process as quick and easy as possible.

While individual systems may boast some additional features, all backup methods share many of the same components. The following sections explain the four most commonly used backup methods in use today, and highlights the pros and cons associated with each method.

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Topics: Backups, virtual backup, server backup

This Week in Data (January 2, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jan 2, 2015 10:40:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week marked a bridge between 2014, a year that Sony Pictures is happy to have in its rearview mirror, and 2015, which is likely to be filled with plenty more major data security and encryption stories - including the release of Kim Dotcom's fully-encrypted video service. Meanwhile, Wikibon's recent report gave some valuable advice for organizations that made resolutions to improve their Big Data ROI. 

Read about all that and more by checking out the infographic and clicking the links below to get the full stories. As always, leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you have any major stories to add to our list.

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Redditors Share their Worst Data Loss Stories of 2014

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 31, 2014 5:30:00 AM

A recent post on Reddit's Sysadmin subreddit asked users to talk about their most notable tale of data loss, security breach, or IT SNAFU from this past year. With these types of incidents seemingly becoming more and more prevalent over the last 18 months - including making some of the top news headlines of 2014 - it's interesting to hear about lesser-known stories from normal, every day system administrators.

While you may never actually have to worry about a highly publicized breach the likes of Sony Pictures or Target, the following stories (although somewhat bizarre) could very well happen to any of us if we're not careful.

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Topics: data loss