You’re overdue for a data protection checkup

Stethoscope-on-KeyboardData is among the most valuable assets for any organization. And collecting, storing, and securing internal and external information only grows more important as the amount of data flooding in continues to rise.

Securing that data from hardware failure, natural disaster, malicious activity, or erroneous deletion can be challenging, especially if your data protection systems and processes aren’t functioning at their highest level. Given the speed with which data stores grow every day, it’s important to periodically audit and reassess your current data protection systems and determine whether an upgrade, refresh, or consolidation could better assist your organization in guarding your content.

Here are the four areas to review when evaluating your data protection solution. Continue Reading…

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SHI Cloud gets creative with Vine: Poll

With the 12th International Cloud Expo only a few days away, the SHI Cloud team has been hard at work preparing their presentations and making sure our booth is ready to accept visitors. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been able to have a little fun too. This week we launched a series of animated Vine videos to get customers, partners, and other attendees pumped about the show and eager to learn more about the new SHI Backup as a Service offering that we’ll be showcasing at our booth.

If you’re following us on Twitter, you might have seen them. But if you haven’t, here are the six videos we’ve published so far. If you have 36 seconds, you have enough time to watch them all. But good luck watching each one only once!

When you’re done watching, scroll down to let us know which is your favorite.

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iomartcloud adds cloud backup and disaster recovery to SHI BaaS

Yesterday we unveiled the new SHI Backup as a Service (BaaS) offering and today, at EMC World, we introduced one of the partners that is helping to power that solution. SHI BaaS uses iomartcloud‘s enterprise cloud platform for its scalable, secure, and easy-to-manage enterprise-grade data backup and recovery capabilities as well as its user-friendly interface.

The press release we issued this afternoon has all of the details. Click below to read the announcement in its entirety.

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SHI launches Backup as a Service to help customers manage Big Data

Big Data can offer organizations a true competitive advantage, creating new ways to enhance their dialogue with customers and partners, evaluate and improve marketing and pricing strategies, and identify new revenue opportunities. But it also creates challenges for the IT folks tasked with storing, backing up, and protecting the massive amounts of digital information.

As the amount of data grows, and organizations also deal with accelerated virtualization, regulatory compliance, strict SLAs, and shrinking backup windows, IT departments will be forced to rethink their data backup and recovery strategies.

To better help our customers navigate this environment, SHI has partnered with EMC to create a Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution. SHI Backup as a Service is an end-to-end software and hardware backup and recovery solution that’s delivered as a self or managed service.

It combines SHI’s Management and Support Services with EMC Avamar and Data Domain to provide high-speed data deduplication, predictable performance, and simple scalability. With BaaS, organizations can cut down network bandwidth issues, reduce backup time, and keep data safe at minimal cost, without upfront expenditure.

SHI BaaS provides fast, daily full backups of physical and virtual servers, desktops, laptops, enterprise applications, and network-attached storage (NAS) servers. It easily integrates with many existing environments — Oracle, NetBackup, Microsoft, and VMware, to name a few — so organizations don’t have to worry about a major process or infrastructure change.

SHI BaaS is available in several deployment models to meet the needs of every IT department: Continue Reading…

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