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A good portion of IT seems to have lost track of why we do backups and why we archive. The problem isn’t mechanical data loss anymore. Amazon S3 and other cloud storage services do protect against crashing disk drives. The issue is that hacking, software errors and plain admin finger trouble pose much more serious threats to data today.

In this white paper, an expert on architectural approach, cloud hardware, storage systems, virtualization and infrastructure software, Jim O’Reilly observes the key aspects you have to take under consideration while implementing efficient backup and disaster recovery procedures in the cloud environment:

  • Key aspects of image based backup to the cloud
  • The obstacles you have to confront while backing up the cloud
  • Restore and disaster recovery from images

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Jim O'Reilly is an expert on architectural approach, cloud hardware, storage systems, virtualization and infrastructure software.

Jim is a consultant providing temporary executive services, strategy and roadmap creation, business development support and architecture and design advice. He is a regular commentator on Information Week and EBN and have over 300 articles published.