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It’s time to press stop on Tape Backup and use BaaS in the Middle East.

Posted by Dominic Docherty   May 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Regardless of the alleged capacity, performance, reliability and durability of the backup media, the real test of a backup solution – indeed, the sole purpose of it – is how easily it is restored and recovered. However, in a recent survey conducted by data recovery specialists Kroll Ontrack, 60% of the 600 respondents experienced some form of data loss despite using a backup solution. Several common scenarios were identified for the unexpected backup failures.

  • Backup windows were not automated and thus prone to inconsistencies and human error
  • Backup windows scheduled at times when target computer not on/unavailable
  • Backup software failed
  • Backup ran out of destination space
  • File lost before scheduled backup
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Topics: Cloud Backup, Data Storage, BaaS

You don't store music on tape, why company data? Cloud backup for UAE

Posted by Dominic Docherty   May 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Making the case for cloud backup UAE (BAAS UAE)

Backup is an intensive process that can put a lot of stress on infrastructure. It touches every part of the environment; from local storage on a server, through that server’s CPU and memory, down the network, past the switches and into another form of storage media.

Every stage of this process has to go right for the backup to complete successfully. Add to this the challenges around inter-compatibility between different systems and the task of managing backup can quickly become hugely time consuming. This is primarily because infrastructure is typically built it stages, over time. Investment comes incrementally, and as the business acquires different products, the idea of acquiring a single backup solution that caters to all of them can seem increasingly remote. However, newer services are getting better at offering an integrated experience; it just comes down to finding a provider with the right offering.

What’s available today?

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Topics: Cloud Backup, Data Storage, BaaS

Managing Costs and Simplifying IT Infrastructure in the UAE and Dubai

Posted by Dominic Docherty   May 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Do you need your IT infrastructure to deliver greater value and respond faster to shifts in business demands?

The cloud is a new model for buying information technology at a vastly reduced per-user cost. It can help reduce your provisioning and delivery budgets and increase your speed to ROI. It can help you standardize, simplify and centralize your infrastructure and applications. It can also help cut capital expenses when you need to build temporary capacity.

By leveraging the cloud, you will find the flexibility to act quickly when things change. And you will be better able to keep pace with shifts in IT skills and knowledge.

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Topics: Cloud Backup, Data Storage, IT Infrastructure,

5 questions to ask your online backup provider in the UAE

Posted by Dominic Docherty   Mar 27, 2014 8:49:00 PM

These days companies have huge amounts of data but not necessarily huge amounts of bandwidth at their disposal. In an emergency you can always access files with any Internet-connected computer and a web browser but there are situations in which a customer needs to restore a lot of data and online backup downloading would take too long or the hardware isn’t available.

You don’t want to try and download 1TB from Europe – it could take a week or more. Since CloudHPT is based in the Dubai we can deliver disks (and servers if required) in a matter of hours to your site throughout the UAE. Also, Data is in the Middle East so throughput rates are much higher.

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Topics: Cloud Backup, Data Storage, Disaster Recovery