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Microsoft Azure Backup extends reach to VMs and PCs

Now in general availability, Microsoft's Azure-powered enterprise backup solution encompasses VMs, desktops, Windows, and Linux

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Cloud backup: Don't rely on your provider alone

Cloud providers take care of your data, even in disaster. But you shouldn't leave the job solely to them


How to make cloud backup a no-brainer

It's time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy

Microsoft slashes backup power costs with lithium-ion batteries

The company designed a system that's five times cheaper than a traditional data center UPS

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Don't let the cloud become your next data prison

Data portability is your key to keeping vendor lock-in from following you into the cloud

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

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We didn't nuke your files; we, er, mislaid them

A rookie technician snatches salvation from the jaws of destruction, all while running on too little sleep

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says

Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle

The package of acquired technologies is Dell's first play at becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor

Are users hoarding data? Here's where to put it

If you're maintaining data not accessed since the Clinton Administration, there's a place for it -- and it should ease data migration in the future

HP's Federated Catalyst lets users combine backup systems

The software can pool resources across StoreOnce 6500 nodes and is headed for other systems

IBM and Fujifilm show super dense storage tape for big data work

With IBM and Fujifilm technology, tomorrow's LTO tape cartridges could store up to 154TB of data each

Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server

A little-known Hyper-V export feature and Jeff Hicks' free PowerShell script can make an admin's work a lot easier

Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before

With no paperwork to fall back on, the techie must unravel a system problem with only one basic tidbit: the vendor name

Video: How Google backs up the Internet

You think your company's backup needs are challenging? Google has an World Wide Web-sized backup plan

The 25 geekiest moments from 25 years ago

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1989

The weirdest, wackiest, and coolest sci/tech stories of 2013

From bathroom malware and the mystery Google barge to Chinese Moon landings and humanoid robots, it has been one crazy year in high-tech

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