Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018

Making Virtual Backups Easier Than Ever

Making Virtual Backups Easier Than Ever


IBM has long been able to back up virtualized infrastructures with Spectrum Protect for Virtualized Environments (formally TSM for VE); but it always had the reputation of being a little more complicated then its rivals. The detailed retention policies of Spectrum Protect’s file-based world were not made for the image-based backups of the virtualized world we find today. With virtualization becoming more prevalent, things had to change - and they sure have.

Read more »

Number of views (3547)

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Are your backups ready in case of a Ransomware attack?

Are your backups ready in case of a Ransomware attack?

By : snowicki@sentia.ca
">Stephen Nowicki

With the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks that affected more than 150 countries worldwide and with the threat of more attacks to come, we wanted to share some important reminders from a 2016 blog post on how to protect your data from the dangers of ransomware.

Computer-related crime is becoming increasingly hostile.

This recent surge in ransomware attacks against organizations of all sizes has added a new sense of urgency to ever-increasing security worries while taking steps to ensure their data is protected from cyber extortion. Many studies report that since 2015, the threat of ransomware has increased by 165%.

Read more »

Number of views (10344)

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016

How to Keep Your Data Safe At All Times

How to Keep Your Data Safe At All Times

By : Paul Oh


Most organizations today, both large and small, rely on their information technology systems for business to the extent that data loss and system failure would be devastating. To alleviate these risks, organizations have invested in data backup systems with the expectation that by simply performing backups, their data will be safe.

Read more »

Number of views (21716)

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015

Protect your business by selecting the right Cloud Backup provider

Protect your business by selecting the right Cloud Backup provider


In recent blogs, we’ve talked about backup challenges and keeping your data safe. Today, I’d like to talk about Cloud Backup Services you’ll find online and what you need to look for when choosing a service to fit your needs as well as a reliable provider.

Read more »

Number of views (8847)

Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Protect your data and mitigate risk while dealing with budget constraints

Protect your data and mitigate risk while dealing with budget constraints


In my last post, I talked about the risks associated with system failure and data loss and the high impact it has on organizations. CIO Insight Study recently posted a worldwide survey of IT leaders confirming that most organizations understand and recognize that protecting the company’s critical data is vital to their success. 
The business impact from data loss and downtime remains staggering and a large majority of businesses are behind the curve in the maturity of their data protection strategies.

Read more »

Number of views (9467)

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What’s the value of Managed Services?

What’s the value of Managed Services?


Your corporate data is a strategic asset. If it’s improperly managed, it can become a significant liability. I’ll be providing you today some of my views to address this challenge by using managed services. Businesses today must address the dual challenges of safely storing and protecting their corporate data at a time when the mere quantity of the information they generate and consume daily has grown exponentially. 

Read more »

Number of views (27495)

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Back Up Alternatives - Cloud vs. On-Premise

By : Paul Oh


Organizations of all sizes in many different industries still struggle with choices for storing, protecting, and managing growing amounts of business information and data. Companies want to move away from tape backup and traditional server backup software because of the complexity of dealing with them on daily basis and the small costs that quickly add up.

Read more »

Number of views (11119)

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Have your back up & restore processes and technologies kept pace with the demands of your business?

By : Paul Oh


Data is being created today at an exponential rate and the more data an organization creates, the greater the challenge to manage it. This is an unavoidable fact of business today in a digital world and one that all organizations need to address with a modern data protection and management strategy.

Read more »

Number of views (10597)

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Disk vs. tape from Sentia’s perspective

By : Paul Oh

Disk vs. tape is a very hot topic these days and is on most people’s radar for their backup solution. It’s also a polarizing topic – different people and vendors have different recommendations and solutions.

Read more »

Number of views (32259)

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013

Tape versus disk: The backup war exposed

By : Paul Oh

Tape backup is running in 2nd place to disk as a backup solution, but tape still has a great number of benefits therefore it should be with us for a long time yet. While disk is less fussy about the throughput of your backup systems and is superb at rapid restores it is still more expensive as a medium than tape. Meanwhile, tape is cheap and boasts incredible write speeds. So when to use disk and tape and what are the financial impacts.

Read more »

Number of views (20672)

CategoryID: