Data Backup

Making mass data storage in the cloud a reality

Until recent years, cloud-based mass data storage was impractical because of prevailing internet connectivity speeds, and the lack of robust management options for remote storage and access to large amounts of data. Since most if not all companies had their primary IT infrastructure in-house, cloud-based storage required immense throughput and was considerably less responsive than local storage options. In addition, the cost of running a suitable data center meant that cloud storage was economically un-viable for most common cases.

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Outage prevention tip of the month – Reduce downtime with Atlantic.Net!

Disaster recovery planning is crucial. Ensuring you have a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan in place is one way to prevent an outage. Having one in place, however, won’t prevent an outage and not knowing how to implement it won’t mitigate loss associated with downtime. Make sure your staff is properly trained on the policies and procedures in order to facilitate a smooth transition to help ensure your engineers meet their recovery time objectives. Atlantic.net


Fix the Net Today!

When Atlantic.Net was asked to help answer some questions for an article to be published in the computer world, we turned to Tony S., our Sr. Windows Administrators. With his 15+ years of full spectrum IT experience, Tony is a Microsoft specialist and also holds certifications from Cisco, Citrix, and VMware.  He has experience in development of advanced technology solutions and designing/building/managing IT operations for both internal and customer-facing systems.

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Outage prevention tip of the month – Reduce downtime with Atlantic.Net!

Even the world’s most advanced, well-planned data center operations are not immune to outages due to the unexpected. According to a recent study by the Uptime Institute, “human errors account for nearly 70% of reported outages.” Data center facilities are run by people, so be prepared by ensuring you have a Business Continuity plan in place.

Cold Site storage of your data backups , and even a clone of your online web presence is always a good idea to avoid costly repercussions of downtime from an outage caused by human error.

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An Introduction to Data Loss Prevention

Data loss

This paper serves as a primer on preventing “data loss,” an umbrella term that encompasses two distinct phenomena: system failure and network intrusion.

Firms that fail to protect their data – often proprietary customer information – not only suffer from unflattering news coverage but the often crippling expenses related to churn, Service Level Agreements and project redesign.  A good deal of the fallout from data loss can be prevented with a measure of investment that seems minute in comparison to the risks of remaining vulnerable.

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Disposing Off Old Computers And Servers.

Old Computers

Several weeks ago it was decided across the board that I needed a fast computer for my daily activities here in our corporate office.  I contacted our NOC, told them what I wanted and a few days later a shiny new desktop sat atop my desk. I took care of all of the necessary transfer of data and whatnots and politely asked the guys, “So what do you want me to do with this dinosaur? Toss it?” They looked at me like I had a third eye and quickly informed me that there are “proper” ways to dispose of your computer. Gently removing it from my death grip they carried it out of my office, never to be seen again.

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Outage prevention tip of the month – Reduce downtime with Atlantic.Net!

Productivity gains are more important than ever for organizations working to be more efficient. Equipping all employee workstations with a standard power backup UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) provides a five-minute window to save work and properly shut down computers in the event of a power outage. Regular testing of this UPS equipment can help ensure the success of this backup plan. Alternatively, you can also setup remote workstations in the cloud by using cloud servers. Atlantic.net


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