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  • How has business recovery planning changed with cloud technology?

    Despite business disaster recovery planning shifting to the cloud, historically crucial elements of legacy DR, such as location and testing, are still important. Continue Reading

  • Hot info on cold cloud storage: Glacier vs. Cool Blob Storage

    Not all storage needs to be about super speedy SSDs and the lowest latency or retrieval times. Cold storage is an inexpensive way to handle data archiving. Continue Reading

  • Everything you need to know about storage snapshots

    The role of storage snapshots in data protection is growing. Essentially, groups of disk blocks -- physical in an array or virtualized within a software-defined storage or virtual appliance -- storage snapshots embody what a file system or volume looked like at a specific moment. So if you are performing instant recovery, flat backup or any type of continuous data protection, storage snapshots are going to be a part of the picture.

    Switching cloud storage providers isn't often a breeze, and one of the biggest headaches of all when doing so is data migration -- especially if you've got hundreds of terabytes, or even petabytes, of data stashed away. Fortunately, there are tools, approaches and third parties that can ease the transition process.

    Technology convergence in the modern data center is reshaping traditional IT jobs and responsibilities. Consequently, storage know-how, while still very valuable, is no longer the only area of expertise a storage professional needs to be proficient in to succeed. The good news is there are plenty of ways to take your career into your own hands to adapt to this new reality.

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  • Take the sting out of switching cloud data storage providers

    Switching your cloud storage provider is a complicated, sometimes painful, process, but here's what you need to know before making the decision to migrate your data. Continue Reading

  • For HIPAA-compliant cloud storage, weigh risks and set recovery steps

    Healthcare organizations and the cloud storage providers they work with must conduct risk assessments to confirm that all parties are safeguarding patient data as part of HIPAA-compliant cloud storage.

    Cloud companies that handle protected health information on behalf of providers are required to sign business associate agreements, some aspects of which are now subject to HIPAA audits by the federal government.

    This handbook looks at cloud storage and backup technology and its relationship to HIPAA compliance. Over the three chapters in this guide, our contributing writers look at how providers, business associates and covered entities are preparing for HIPAA audits; how health systems use the cloud for backup storage purposes and disaster recovery efforts; and how moving more healthcare data into the cloud has changed other aspects of providers' businesses.

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  • Cloud storage issues are more complicated than you think

    Your app might be happy in the cloud, but it's possible your storage might not be. Find out why 'noisy neighbors' can make cloud storage so tricky and what to do about it. Continue Reading

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