Channel Expert Podcast: Implementing a modern backup strategy

W. Curtis Preston

 In this two-part Channel Expert Podcast, Executive Editor and backup expert W. Curtis Preston examines the tools that should be used when developing a modern backup strategy for customers -- including deduplication, CDP and near-CDP, and replication. Curtis also explains how to approach the choice of a reporting and monitoring product, as well as why testing and verification of the backup strategy is critical.

Part 1: Understanding backup goals and technologies

Every business needs a comprehensive and sensible backup strategy to protect valuable data and ensure recoverability in the event of data loss or system faults. In this first podcast of a two-part series, backup expert W. Curtis Preston will explain the essential backup goals of a sound backup strategy that channel solution providers can apply to their clients. Providers will also learn about the growing mix of backup technologies that can support backup objectives.

Part 1of the Channel Expert Podcast: Listen to Curtis W. Preston explain the goals and technologies used in a modern backup system.

Part 2: Backup testing and verification

Backup testing is oftentimes an afterthought at a lot of companies, but without it, your customers are putting their critical systems in serious jeopardy. In this second podcast in a two-part series, backup expert W. Curtis Preston discusses backup testing and verification strategies that can help you ensure the availability of client backups.

Part 2 of the Channel Expert Podcast: Listen to Curtis W. Preston explain the right way to handle backup testing.

About the expert

W. Curtis Preston, executive editor for TechTarget's Storage Media Group and backup expert, has been singularly focused on data backup and recovery for more than 15 years. He is the webmaster of BackupCentral.com, the author of hundreds of articles, and the books "Backup and Recovery" and "Using SANs and NAS."

This was first published in March 2009

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