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The industry’s most cutting-edge terms, explained.

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B

Backup as a Service

Backup as a service (BaaS) solutions offer cloud-based data backup and recovery capabilities without the presence of physical, on-premises hardware or appliances to host and run the backup infrastructure.

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Backup policy

A backup policy is a set of rules and procedures that describe the enterprise’s strategy when making backup copies of data for safekeeping.

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C

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage describes an IT infrastructure deployment model where storage resources reside in the cloud instead of being housed on-premises.

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D

Data Encryption

Data encryption is a type of security process that converts data from a readable format called plaintext into an encoded, unreadable form called ciphertext.

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Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) is part of a company’s security policy to prevent the loss, leakage, misuse, or access of data by unauthorized parties.

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Data retention policy

An organization’s data retention policy is a set of rules that describe the types of data that will be retained by the entity and for how long.

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Database Backup

Database backup is the process of creating a copy (backing up) of an organization’s structured data utilized by popular databases such as SAP HANA and Microsoft SQL Server.

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Deduplication

Data deduplication, also called “dedup”, eliminates duplicate or redundant information in a dataset. In short, dedup is a process that ensures only one copy of data exists in a particular dataset or block.

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eDiscovery

Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is the process of finding and collecting ESI – typically for lawsuits, investigation, or legal purposes.

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E

Endpoint Backup

Endpoint backup solutions offer data protection for employee user devices, including desktops and laptops for today’s remote workforce.

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F

File and Object Backup

File and object backup solutions offer data protection for two different unstructured data types: object storage and file systems.

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H

Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud is IT architecture that combines at least one private cloud, also known as an on-premises data center, with one or more public cloud services.

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K

Kubernetes Backup

Kubernetes backup is the process of backing up the components running in a Kubernetes orchestration platform, that is an abstraction layer for containerized applications and services.

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O

Office 365 Backup

Microsoft Office 365 (sometimes referred to as O365) is a popular SaaS (solution-as-a-service) offering for today’s businesses.

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R

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware protection is the process of preventing the occurrence of a ransomware event, and/or mitigating the risk of a successful attack.

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Recovery point objective

A recovery point objective (RPO) is part of an enterprise disaster recovery strategy that defines an organization’s data loss tolerance.

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Salesforce Backup

Salesforce backup and recovery offers automated data protection for content, files, objects, metadata relationships, and more living in Salesforce production organizations and sandbox environments.

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V

VM Backup

Virtual machine backup (VM backup) is the process of backing up the VMs running in an enterprise environment.

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