The Top 15 Solutions Review Backup and Disaster Recovery Articles of 2020

The Top 15 Solutions Review Backup and Disaster Recovery Articles of 2020The editors of Solutions Review work to research and produce backup and disaster recovery articles on a constant basis.  We compile technology research papers and reports, product updates, and capability trends. Then, we compile it into best practices articles posted every week. We offer many backup and disaster recovery articles and best practices. Sorting through all of them could feel daunting to the IT decision-maker. Thus, we compiled some of our best backup and disaster recovery articles and best practices that were the most popular in 2020 to simplify the research process.

The Top 17 Free and Open Source Backup Solutions

“Searching for backup software can be a daunting (and expensive) process, one that requires long hours of research and deep pockets. The most popular enterprise backup tools often provide more than what’s necessary for non-enterprise organizations, with advanced functionality relevant to only the most technically savvy users. Thankfully, there are a number of free and open-source backup tools out there. Some of these solutions are offered by vendors looking to eventually sell you on their enterprise product, and others are maintained and operated by a community of developers looking to democratize backup.”

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2020 Vendors to Know: Backup and Disaster Recovery

“The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential backup and disaster recovery vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we listed the Vendors to Know in Backup and Disaster Recovery.

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Top 4 Types of Disaster Recovery Plans

“Disaster recovery (DR) is an essential part of keeping data safe and maintaining business continuity. However, with so many different options of disaster recovery plans that a business can implement out there, the process of finding the best fit can be overwhelming. Each business is different, so it’s important to understand all of the choices available to you. This way, you can pick which plan best suits your needs. To help you out, here’s what you should consider about four types of disaster recovery plans.”

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The Top 12 Best Data Protection Companies for 2020

“The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best data protection companies to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best data protection companies all in one place. We’ve also included solution names and areas of focus, as well as introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.”

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The 15 Best Free Data Recovery Software Tools and Applications

“The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best free data recovery software to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and tool can be a complicated process that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best free data recovery software and solutions all in one place.”

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Top 10 Free Disaster Recovery Plans Online

“With cyber-attacks and natural disasters threatening your data at every turn, being prepared with a disaster recovery plan is your best defense. Having a plan can prevent debilitating data and financial loss and give you peace of mind while running your business. Creating a disaster recovery plan from scratch is a daunting task. Luckily, there are free examples of these plans online. Instead of having to search for one that works for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 free disaster recovery plans online.”

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A Step By Step Guide to Backup Testing

“Backups are critical for the protection of your data, as well as the credibility of your organization. However, backups that are not regularly tested are essentially useless. Without consistent testing, you run the risk of losing the data, applications, systems, and workloads that your backups contain, potentially with no way to recover them. Because of this, a comprehensive testing plan is a necessity to ensure your backups will perform as expected in a disaster scenario. To help you figure out the best way to maintain resilience, we’ve put together a step by step guide to backup testing.”

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Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery; What’s the Difference?

“There’s no doubt that there is overlap between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery tools and planning. However, each one exists independent of the other. Companies can choose to focus more on one or the other, subscribing to a Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery mentality. To be completely prepared, though, having both a Business Continuity plan and a Disaster Recovery plan ensures complete coverage should the unthinkable happen.”

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The 20 Best Disaster Recovery as a Service Companies for 2020

“Technically speaking, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) tools are often labeled as stand-alone offerings. However, they are more accurately classified as an add-on resource for colocation services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Some solution providers view DRaaS as a potential up-sell to fully managed services, or as a supplementary feature added after software or an appliance is sold. With many capabilities, Disaster Recovery as a Service companies offer versatility and appeals to a variety of user needs.”

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What’s Changed: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

“In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of 11 providers that it considers most significant in the marketplace, and provides readers with a graph (the Magic Quadrant) plotting the vendors based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. The graph is divided into four quadrants: niche players, challengers, visionaries, and leaders. At Solutions Review, we read the report, available here, and pulled out the key takeaways.”

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The 28 Best Backup and Disaster Recovery Companies for 2020

“Though backup and recovery practices have existed for years, there have been major changes and challenges in the space. New developments in deployment options like the proliferation of cloud technologies, as well as recovery techniques, pricing models and venture-backed startups all promise to disrupt the market. Vendors also continue to struggle when protecting server-virtualized environments, emerging next-generation databases, very large databases, and big data applications. The need exists for more simplistic functionality, though just how that aligns with the complex needs of enterprise organizations remains to be seen.”

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The Top 13 Best Business Continuity Books You Need to Read in 2020

“Sometimes, in order to advance technologically, it’s helpful to look at an old-school approach. Business continuity is essential for your organization, but you should first ensure what plan is right for you and your team. While there are many free resources available online, (such as Solutions Review’s best practices articles, solutions directories, and buyer’s guides), doing things the old-fashioned way can be beneficial. Solutions Review has taken the liberty of doing the research for you, having reviewed a multitude of books. We’ve carefully selected the best business continuity books based on relevance, popularity, review ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value. Here they are in no particular order.”

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The Top 5 Tips for the Perfect Backup Plan

“Data loss can be disastrous for a business; potentially leading to financial losses, damage to the organization’s reputation, and lengthy downtime. For this reason, it is essential to protect all critical and relevant data and databases. The best way to accomplish this is to implement data backup planning practices with technology that allows data to be accessible quickly and securely, while simultaneously protecting it. To start you off right, we’ve compiled a list of essential tips to make a better backup plan.”

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The 7 Best LinkedIn Backup and Disaster Recovery Groups You Should Join

“LinkedIn is one of the premier places for enterprise technology professionals to gather, share ideas, and connect. If you are a backup or disaster recovery practitioner, or you’re just looking for additional insights into what the smartest folks in the industry are talking about, LinkedIn professional groups are a great place to start. In that spirit, the editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the 7 best LinkedIn backup and disaster recovery groups you should join. These are the most active forums on LinkedIn, and they regularly help us keep tabs on the industry.”

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51% of Organizations Have no Business Continuity Plan to Combat Coronavirus

“According to a study based on Mercer’s Business Responses to the COVID-19 Outbreak Survey, 51 percent of organizations around the world do not have a business continuity plan in the case of emergencies or disasters, such as the current outbreak of coronavirus. This report shared insights from over 300 businesses across 37 countries. The survey revealed that 27.2 percent of companies do not have a business continuity plan in place, while 23.8 percent are in the process of developing a plan.”

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How to Learn More

You can find more backup and disaster recovery articles and best practices here. Also, download our FREE Backup and Disaster Recovery Buyer’s Guide for more on solution providers and key capabilities.

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Tess Hanna

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Tess Hanna is an editor and writer at Solutions Review covering Backup and Disaster Recovery, Data Storage, Business Process Management, and Talent Management. Recognized by Onalytica in the 2021 "Who's Who in Data Management." You can contact her at thanna@solutionsreview.com
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