IBM Can Continually Backup Information

    August 26, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

IBM wants to help computer users by offering a backup and recovery “data safety net” that never stops working.

It’s 4 AM, and you’re putting the finishing touches on a big client SEM proposal. Suddenly, the acrid smell of smoke fills your nostrils, as Murphy’s Law asserts itself and plunges a dagger of lightning through your surge protector and into your PC.

The hard drive, and the DVD you were using to store and backup the proposal, melt into uselessness. Instead of a vacation at Disney World, you get to tell the kids you’re taking them on a tour of the local unemployment office.

Nightmare scenarios like hardware failures, virus attacks, data corruption, and not doing a backup before deleting what turns out to be an important file have no place in the world, as IBM suggests in a press release. Big Blue has announced the Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files.

The proliferation of broadband connections, and the use of laptops by remote sales and marketing personnel who are not as tech-savvy as their IT support teams, has led to a need and ability to backup data in a seamless fashion. IBM details the straightforward approach the product takes to the process:

“The software creates a copy on the local machine within milliseconds, and then sends another copy to a remote server. People on-the-go can protect and restore files that are corrupted or accidentally deleted, back to any point in time, even before they were lost – adding multiple layers of defense against data loss.”

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.