Cloud Backup Calculator: Why Local Data Matters

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The High-Rely Cloud Backup Calculator estimates your backup data upload time to the Cloud, assuming your connection to the Internet will be the primary bottleneck. To use the Cloud Backup Calculator, input the size of data to be uploaded then choose the bandwidth of your connection in the upstream direction (note that your connection may be asymmetrical). Theoretically, all locally stored backup data will be saved and retrieved much faster than files sent to the Cloud.

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Backup Protection from Cryptolocker

How do you provide backup protection from Cryptolocker? This virus has the potential to not only lock you out of your server files, but potentially encrypt files located at network shares as well.  Which means it could have devastating impact on backup data hosted on a local  backup appliance if you keep the backup data online…

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Best Backup for Small Business?

A customer asked for our latest thoughts on what is the Best Backup for Small Business. The choices include local (to USB or NAS) versus cloud backup (to the Internet), image backup verus file backup, using backup appliances (NAS) versus a full BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) appliance.  There can be a reluctance for customers in…

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Best Backup Solution for a Small Business?

An IT provider asked us:  “We’re working on further standardizing our backup for clients and had a couple questions.  We want the best backup solution for a small business. Are we better off for smaller 1-10 client (or even larger) networks to add Active Directory, File Server, and a “golden image” or use image-based backups…

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