It was mostly the provocative title of this article at NetworkWorld.com http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/041712-byod-258264.html?hpg1=bn about the Bring Your Own Device trend that got us thinking about how the mobile insurrection is affecting IT departments facing a data recovery emergency. Network World and Solar Winds conducted a survey of 400 IT pros and discovered:
Posted on: 5/30/2012
Posted on: 5/22/2012
It's a data recovery myth that's as old as the original hard disk drives: freezing a damaged hard disk drive can help restore lost data. Unfortunately, if it was ever true, it's not anymore. Freezing a damaged hard drive can create further damage, making it more expensive, time-consuming and risky for data recovery specialists to recover the lost data, after your do-it-yourself tactics have failed.
Posted on: 5/18/2012
The InformationWeek State of Cloud Computing Survey, a survey of 240 IT professionals, shows the growth in not only cloud computing but also in virtualization. While the two technologies are very different, they often go hand-in-hand because of the benefits. Both virtualization and cloud computing help conserve IT resources (technology, financial and human), reduce the likelihood of catastrophic data loss, and are increasingly becoming the choice of large and small companies.
Posted on: 5/15/2012
Seagate is breaking through previous storage capacity caps, once again, with hard disk drives that use new Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology that permits a storage density of 1 terabit per square inch (1 trillion bits per square inch). In 2006, hard drive manufacturer Fujitsu developed HAMR technology, but Seagate is the first to apply it to a working hard drive and achieve the milestone 1 terabit per square inch storage density.
Posted on: 5/11/2012
In our last post, we talked about three do-it-yourself data recovery solutions that could actually render all the data on a hard drive unrecoverable. Private individuals and IT staff, alike, sometimes give in to the temptation to attempt do-it-yourself data recovery. But to minimize downtime and maximize the chances of complete recovery of your mission critical data, it's best to call data recovery experts at the first signs of hard drive failure if you can't access your files.
Posted on: 5/08/2012
Virtualization helps consolidate resources so that large-scale IT operations can accomplish more with less: That is to say, less infrastructure, fewer power requirements, less hardware and less actual real estate space. Even so, pooling resources through virtualization leaves server farms in need of storage, which typically remains local, in the form of Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Direct Attached Storage (DAS.) While most virtual servers are created with CPU power, memory, and I/O speeds as the top considerations, fast, reliable, efficient data storage should also be at the top of the IT wish list for a cost-effective virtual server.
Posted on: 5/04/2012
Hurricane season is upon us, and that means area businesses are at risk for flooding, which could damage computer servers, hard drives and RAID arrays, disrupt business and cost thousands (or millions) of dollars in lost data and lost productivity. Not fun, right? Here are some ways to protect yourself against data loss caused by floods and hurricanes. 1. Make sure mission critical servers and RAID arrays are above the flood lines. A basement is no place for a server farm if the level is prone to flooding. If possible, place computer equipment on second floors for greater protection. 2. Keep cloud-based back-ups so you can access mission critical data even if your company has to move to a temporary location during a natural disaster. 3. Essential personnel should know how to access data back-ups to get the company's data infrastructure back up and running, even in a crisis.
Posted on: 5/02/2012
Are you confused about selecting the right data recovery service to recover lost data from your hard drive, solid state drive or RAID array? It's important to look for a data recovery service that operates in a certified clean room environment if your hard drive has suffered physical damage. When you open a hard drive case, it exposes the delicate platters to dust and other particles in the air. Particles such as dead skin can immediately stick to the platters, resulting in further corrupt files which can damage the drive even further. When sectors are damaged on a hard drive, it makes data recovery even more time consuming. If you've suffered hard drive failure, do not open the hard drive to investigate. Instead, call a data recovery service with a certified clean room environment to recover your lost data. What Is a Clean Room?
Posted on: 4/26/2012
Tired of losing your USB drive? (Unfortunately, even 24 Hour Data can't recover lost data from a drive if you can't provide us with the drive!) Leading storage media manufacturer Verbatim has come up with a solution in its “Store 'n' Stay” USB drive. With an ultra-low profile, this drive about the size of a dime is designed to stay right inside your laptop wherever you go. You can even slide your laptop into its bag or case with the USB drive attached.
Posted on: 4/24/2012
NETGEAR showcased what judges rated as one of the most innovative inventions of the year, the N900 media storage router, at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new, integrated device took home an Innovations Design and Engineering Award at the show, and is scheduled to ship to consumers some time this summer. The WNDR4500 combines storage and back-up capabilities with streaming and wireless networking all in one package, creating an integrated solution for families and small or businesses. The Media Storage Router also offers the ability to run downloadable applications from the NETGEAR Smart Network App Store.