Tape vs. Online Backup

  Tape vs. Online Backup Recent advancements in network speeds within Australia, have seen a large increase in the number of organisations moving from tape to online backup. Improved broadband capabilities have reduced the previously lengthy backup window associated with online backup. Where historically backup windows for tape based backup were shorter than online, the[…]

What is WAN Optimisation?

WAN optimisation is the process of utilising applications and products designed to improve the speed and efficiency of data transfer across a wide-area network (WAN). A key objective is to ensure bandwidth is prioritized for mission critical applications rather than less important processes. The result is improved file transfer speeds and more responsive applications. Devices[…]

Did you know: Windows Server 2012 R2 has a deduplication function?

Data deduplication is a data compression method for the removal of duplicate files. The process reduces the amount of storage space required within an organisations server. Purchasing deduplication software and hardware can be expensive. Conveniently Windows Server 2012 R2 natively has built-in deduplication functionality. Windows Server 2012 R2 deduplication is only available on files on[…]

The Importance of Computer Backup

Backup is a critical yet often neglected facet of IT. Backups allow an organisations computer systems to resume operation in the event of a disaster such as: fire, theft, power loss, war, human error or computer virus. While retrieving data off a failed hard-drive is possible in some instances, it is a time consuming, costly,[…]