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New Fujitsu data protection appliance backs up hybrid IT


Fujitsu has announced its new Rapid Recovery Appliance, which it claimed will make it easier to install a cloud backup as a service (BaaS) offering.

Lessons from the Holborn fire: how disaster recovery as a service helps with business continuity

Disaster recovery is creeping up on the priority list for enterprises

The recent fire in Holborn highlighted an important lesson in business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning: when a prompt evacuation is necessary ‒ whether because of a fire, flood or other disaster ‒ you need to be able to relocate operations without advance notice.

CT-Pros acquires cloud storage and backup firm WeVault

Mobility and communications solutions provider CT-Pros announced Tuesday that the company has acquired cloud storage and backup firm WeVault, in a bid to grow its cloud subscriber base

Mobility and communications services provider Converged Technology Professionals announced Tuesday it has acquired cloud storage and backup firm WeVault for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to grow its cloud computing subscriber base.

London & Capital CIO: ‘Barriers to cloud uptake in financial services persist’

Glenn Murphy, chief information officer, London & Capital

Wealth management firm London & Capital recently completed a migration of its general ledger system to the cloud, shortly after replacing the company’s tape-based backup with a cloud-based solution. But the firm’s chief information officer Glenn Murphy told Business Cloud News that despite taking a ‘cloud first’ approach to IT, most providers are still unwilling to cater to the more rigorous security controls required in the financial services sector.

London & Capital rips out tape in favour of cloud-based backup

London & Capital ripped out its tape backups and put all of its data in the cloud

Wealth management firm London & Capital has overhauled its data backup systems, replacing its on premise tape-based backup with a cloud-based alternative – saving the London-based firm an estimated £80,000 per year in the process.

Cloud backup and sync provider abandons freemium for paid-only model

SugarSync will focus on acquiring paid users rather than converting free users

Online cloud backup and storage provider SugarSync that it will begin transitioning to a paid-only service in February 2014, abandoning the freemium model it’s held for nearly a decade – the same model most of its competitors still hold to. The company’s chief executive officer Mike Grossman said businesses that offer free storage as the core of their model “will not be viable” over the long term, another sign the cloud storage market is heating up.

Iomart buys Backup Technology for £23 Million

iomart's acquisition of BTL is the company's second in less than a month

Barely a month after its last acquisition Glasgow-based iomart announced that it is buying Backup Technology (BTL) for £23 million, expanding its cloud backup and data recovery services portfolio.