Data (files and folders) on servers have grown exponentially in the last 10 to 15 years. An office with 150 users would have an average data of 250 to 400 GB back around the year 2000. Nowadays, an office of a 150 users could easily average 1.5 to 2TB worth of data. This is of course contributed to many reasons such as higher resolution graphics, more reliance on digital forms, departments and companies wanting to go completely paperless.
This is of course considered to be great progress into the digital age but this also brings its own challenges to IT departments. Systems administrators now need to back up more data than they ever had before which possible given they have all the necessary hardware equipment. What becomes the real challenge is the time it takes to back up the data and most importantly how long it would take to restore it.
It is not uncommon to see an office of 500 employees with 15TB of data. The fear is if their SAN or network shares go offline due to hardware or data corruption, then it could take a week or more to bring this data restored. This of course may not be “acceptable” or even affordable by management. Many companies have lost customers and business because of similar outages. We are certainly not prune to that.
GuruSquad has assisted many businesses and government agencies worldwide to overcome these scenarios with the use of GS RichCopy 360 Enterprise. Given storage is now very cheap and affordable, businesses (of all sizes) can now stand up another “server or NAS” and replicate their data to standby shares. This reduces the downtime to minutes instead of days or even weeks to recover from a disastrous outage. As soon as an outage is declared, system administrators can quickly reroute the users to access the stand by shares while they work on bringing their main servers up and running. In the past such scenarios were not possible due to the high cost of storage hardware, but nowadays this has become one of the most affordable components in terms of hardware. Continue reading Data Replication – Best Disaster Recovery Plan
Fairfax, VA June 03, 2015
GuruSquad finds solution to the $1.7 trillion data loss problem with backup software.
GuruSquad rants and raves over $1.7 trillion EMC data loss study. They have released a GS Rich Copy 360 software and data loss white paper, looking at facts and figures, how data loss happens, and presenting several data protection solutions.
Data loss is a regular occurrence that grips organizations, corporations, businesses and home users around the world, causing a problem in excess of $1.7 trillion USD. The 22-page document highlights facts and figures from multiple studies, including:
Dunn and Bradstreet Continue reading GuruSquad Outraged at Global $1.7 Trillion Data Loss Problem – Finds Data Protection Solution
$1.7 Trillion in data loss and down time costs to enterprises. That’s a tough one and it doesn’t need to be that way.
Come on, $1.7 trillion in losses – how can that happen?
When I asked Try A Million to do research for us, I didn’t expect what I was going to see that came back.
EMC reported that enterprises lost $1.7 trillion due to data loss.
Another study found that 64% of enterprises will loose data in the next 12 months. It’s a disaster waiting to happen and we have the tools.
Look – GS RichCopy 360 in these companies would have solved their problem. Even with cloud based backups, 47% of enterprises still lost data even with having cloud backups. GS RichCopy 360 is needed and could save costly mistakes.
See for your self: GuruSquad Data Loss White-Paper Continue reading They Have Data Loss – We Have The Solution
Data loss and data protection are important points that every organization needs to keep in mind. When data loss happens in corporate organizations, it results in revenue losses, customer dissatisfaction and even causes some organizations to go out of business.
The GuruSquad Data Loss White Paper was commissioned to Try A Million to do further research into the issues, where data loss arises and the solutions to those problems.
What returned is a white paper that looks at the facts and figures of data loss from several studies from:
Boston Computing – Data Loss Statistics
Data Backup and Online Storage
Dunn and Bradstreet
Main factor of losses are to organizations with 250 or more employees where losses as a whole globally equals $1.7 trillion. Based on an EMC Corporation conducted study.
Another study found 6% of PC’s this year will experience data loss.
One study found this year there will be 4.6 million instances of data loss.
The white paper then goes onto explore the issue as well as solutions to the problems.
The GuruSquad Data Loss White Paper can be downloaded in PDF format.
- IT Professionals
- IT Decision Makers
A press release for this white paper will be released in due course. GuruSquad is conducting interviews regarding the issues brought up in the white paper. Media seeking an interview can contact us through http://www.gurusquad.com/contact
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