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Spanning: Cloud Storage Doesn’t “Protect You from You”!

Having your data in the cloud is a great business move. Making that call limits your hardware footprint. This frees your IT team to focus on beneficial projects unconcerned about routine maintenance. Furthermore, projects they’re routinely concerned with, scaling to meet business needs, becomes far easier to manage. Business units can leverage the power of cloud to scale up, or down, as the market reacts to their latest initiative. What the cloud doesn’t do is offer a 100%, fool proof way to protect your data. Uptimes aren’t even 100%. Nor do today’s cloud providers offer recovery of your cloud implementation.

Spanning aims to fill this gap. Regardless of the concerns, user error, implementation error or integration error, Spanning backups everything from field-specific data to the metadata that encapsulates your Salesforce implementation. Recover from the worst “permanent” deletions in a few clicks, even child and grandchildren, if you want the descendants at all! Through constant logs, reporting and integrated Chatter messaging your admin will be fully aware of what’s going on, positive or negative.

About The Author

Jeremy Whittington

Jeremy Whittington is the Founder & CEO of Thinkaholics, a cloud computing news and consulting firm. Over his 20 year career, Jeremy has served as an adviser, architect, and developer.

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