Legacy Backup Tape Remediation Chalk Talk

Watch Ed Moke, VP of Operations at Index Engines explains the process of legacy backup tape remediation. Purging legacy disaster recovery tapes saves offsite storage costs (Iron Mountain, Recall and others) and eliminates risk and liability of the unmanaged user files and email. Index Engines supports direct indexing, search and extraction of files and email from tapes created using Symantec NetBackup and Backup Exec, IBM TSM, EMC Legato Networker, CA ArcServe, HP DataProtector, and others. Simply load DLT, LTO, AIT and other tapes in library and automate the process of indexing and extraction of the content based on legal and compliance policy. No need for expensive tape restoration or the original backup software.

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IT plays an ascending role in e-discovery

IT is taking on greater responsibility in e-discovery – the process of exchanging documents in electronic format during the evidence-gathering period prior to a trial.

The courts gradually have been getting tougher about e-discovery requirements, and some heavy penalties for non-compliance have been paid. Karnick (Glaser Weil’s CIO) said that he is seeing less tolerance among judges for e-discovery failures that result from ignorance.

Back-up tapes “might be the most expensive type of forensic function there is,” says Karnick. “You have to figure out what’s on the tape and then replicate the system that was originally used so you can pull the data off of them.” – Read Complete Article>

Index Engines has streamlined access to legacy data on backup tapes. No more replicating or restore. Learn how>

Backup Tapes At Center of Key Case

Penalties issued in case where emails were not produced at the request of the judge. The plaintiff could not initially find the emails, but after digging deeper into all ESI sources found the relevant emails on legacy backup tapes. This caused the judge to issue fines and sanctions for failing to preserve emails. Backup tapes have become a key source of relevant ESI and are often the only source of data that has been purged from online sources. Organizations must include backup tapes when implementing legal hold and preservation efforts. Ignoring legacy backup tapes will be the cause for future fines and sanctions. Read Article: http://bit.ly/N8CCKp

Medical data breaches raising alarm – the Washington Post

Important article on the increasing issue of medical/patient data being accessed and/or stolen. Most stolen data is taken because it’s not where it’s supposed to be. Indexing the data on your enterprise, including backup tapes, to identify and classify files is key to finding storage-related security lapses before they occur.

Read this article: http://go.indexengines.com/databreach

More information on how to protect your data before its compromised: http://www.indexengines.com/solutions_BusNeed_DM-DA.html

Recoup Offsite Tape Storage Expenses – WP

How to Reclaim Wasted IT Expenses by Remediating Legacy Backup Tapes – White Paper Now Available
Over time, legacy backup tapes accumulate in offsite storage vaults. Tapes quickly multiply into the thousands, even hundreds of thousands, without any end in sight. Before you know it, you are spending a significant amount of money in offsite storage fees and overall management of this media.

Direct indexing technology allows companies to manage and organize legacy backup tapes without the requirement of the original software that made the tape. This process is cost effective and delivers long term benefits to IT budgets, as well as to legal and compliance departments. Download this White Paper>

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Delta Airlines Learns the Importance of Proper ESI Collection

Many organizations have ignored legacy backup tapes and not included them in their records and information governance strategies. Tapes have been out of sight out of mind, often stored in offsite storage vaults like Iron Mountain or Recall, or stuffed away in file cabinets and IT storage rooms. Delta Airlines recently learned a lesson when they failed to make a reasonable inquiry into the completeness of its discovery responses as it had certified pursuant to FRCP 26(g). In the case Delta/Airtran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13462 (N.D. Ga. February 3, 2012) the court indicated that Delta should have done a better job making sure that the IT department followed its instructions and produced the correct documents from hard drives and backup tapes. Delta originally produced 103,000 pages of documents in support of litigation. In a similar investigation by the Department of Justice Delta produced an additional 60,000 pages of documents from backup tapes and hard drives that were not previously included in the discovery process. Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., of the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, imposed discovery sanctions against Delta Air Lines for failure to disclose documents contained in backup tapes and hard drives that had been inadvertently overlooked by Delta’s counsel and IT personnel.

Organizations need to incorporate all sources of user data, and proactively manage this content according to policy. This will avoid fines and sanctions down the road. Many organizations have “mystery tapes” lying around and are unaware of the content. Index Engines popular “mystery tape” cloud service shows how easily and economically companies can learn what is contained on these tapes and incorporate this content into their ongoing legal and compliance policies. Learn what is on your “Mystery Tapes”.

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Uncovering hidden budget to manage long-term legacy data liability

Eliminating the hidden risk resident on legacy backup tapes generally pays for itself –sometimes in mere months. One area of escalating risk and cost to the enterprise is unmanaged information. Whether resident on seemingly self-propagating data archives, forgotten shared drives or mounting stores of legacy backup tapes, unmanaged information not only accounts for an increasingly large percentage of a company’s IT budget, it also represents an unknown and seemingly unknowable risk.

How can legal teams help their clients proactively manage user data within tight budgets and ensure that corporate information management policies are implemented?

Read more about this topic at InsideCounsel.com .

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Are Legacy Backup Tapes Putting Your Firm at Risk?

Join Index Engines on Thur. Sept. 29th, for a webinar discussing the liability of backup tapes and new technology that makes tape discovery for proactive governance of legacy data a feasible and cost-effective endeavor. Attend this webinar and learn how you can build a complete, defensible solution to manage legacy backup tape risk and expense.

Webinar Information:
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT
Register At: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/385324770