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Disaster Recovery Download: Disaster Recovery and Data Storage

According to industry analysts, the amount of data that companies collect and store is growing at an unprecedented rate. IT resources are being increasingly channeled to store, analyze and retrieve this data in order to leverage it for a variety of purposes (generally referred to under the umbrella of “big data”). However, with this increasing reliance on data comes added risk. Companies no longer just have to focus on mission-critical applications and data, but also petabytes of information that was previously seen as less important to protect. In this week’s Disaster Recovery Download we focus on the intersection of big data, backup and all things DR. Enjoy!

Disaster Recovery and the Big Data Application

In the first article for Database Journal, Lockwood Lyon analyzes the intersection between disaster recovery and big data. He writes that with the additional importance being placed on stored information, data that was one perceived as auxiliary could eventually be listed as “mission critical,” and therefore required to be available should a disaster occur. Lockwood argues that the status quo of data is shifting from the perspective of IT professionals and that the way we protect our information merits a second look.

Data Storage’s Changing Status Quo

The IT industry is changing rapidly, and storage is right there to change alongside it. In this article from Enterprise Storage Forum, Henry Newman looks at the shifting trends in the industry and IT professional’s increased reliance on cutting edge technologies in the storage market. Newman not only looks to recent changes in storage devices themselves, but also at what is to come in the future.

Disaster Recovery and Virtual Server Backup Top 2014 Storage Projects

The final article from this week’s DR Download highlights the results of the 2014 Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT priorities survey. In this article for ComputerWeekly, Antony Ashead looks at the top line statistics of this survey, specifically the data that asserts that disaster recovery and business continuity are the key backup and storage projects for IT professionals in 2014. Nearly 44% of respondents agreed with this statement, followed by 41.5% that cited virtual server backup as a top priority.

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More Stories By Josh Mazgelis

Josh Mazgelis is senior product marketing manager at Neverfail. He has been working in the storage and disaster recovery industries for close to two decades and brings a wide array of knowledge and insight to any technology conversation.

Prior to joining Neverfail, Josh worked as a product manager and senior support engineer at Computer Associates. Before working at CA, he was a senior systems engineer at technology companies such as XOsoft, Netflix, and Quantum Corporation. Josh graduated from Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied computer science and enjoys working with virtualization and disaster recovery.

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