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Should disasters such as server failure, flooding or fires leave people with irrecoverable data? No, states the paper and discusses how underlying backup technologies have advanced in recent times. Backups have moved from tapes handled every day to dynamic disk-based storage and further to automatic off-site storage. Automation advances have enabled backup to become an un-ignorable critical element in the IT strategy of any business. The paper highlights how such systems - with the use of utilities such as Continuous Data Protection - reduce recovery time by over eighty percent. It states that these advances are available to businesses using Novell GroupWise. The paper points out how TouchPoint and Gwava Reload have come together to offer a Managed Backup Service from a single source, and how data is backed-up at Smartways' secure facility. This Service has been available to the GroupWise market, which addresses the requirements of users of GroupWise as well as non-GroupWise systems. And it has been installing backups at customer sites across the UK. The paper goes on to offer a detailed discussion on what Reload does and how the feature facilitates Push-Button Disaster Recovery. The paper also offers details on Smartways and TouchPoint, defining the latter as a fully automated disk-based offsite backup service which ensures quick recovery of data.
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