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backup

1 a duplicate computer, data file, equipment, or procedure for use in the event of equipment failure.
2 The act of creating another copy of a file, group of files, or an entire computer hard drive.

backup

Informatics A function that allows users to copy one or more files to a storage pool to protect against data loss. See Incremental backup, Mirroring, Selective backup. Cf Restore.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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The entry-level NEC fault tolerant server supports Microsoft([R]) Windows([R]) 2003 Enterprise Edition R2, Red Hat([R]) Enterprise Linux([R]) AS4, and up to 8 GB of memory.
NEC Computers' Express5800/ft server series expands the use of fault tolerant systems into branch office and infrastructure intensive enterprise environments, back office retail environments, and the small- to medium-sized enterprise, among others.
NEC's commitment to the channel, combined with their industry-leading fault tolerant servers, has enabled us to deliver additional value to our partners through a broader suite of options," said Jack Morris, vice president, Business Innovation, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, an NEC distributor.
NEC's Fault Tolerant Server incorporates everything we desire in a server solution," said Chuck Pennewill, Vice President Manager EFT "Our legacy solution wasn't able to provide the level of service and reliability that our customers demand.
provider of the SoftGrid(R) application virtualization platform, today announced an agreement to offer the first on demand, fault tolerant application management solution.
a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today introduced the NEC Disaster Recovery Fault Tolerant (FT) Solution, a highly anticipated new enterprise-grade disaster recovery solution that allows companies to recover from virtually any infrastructure system failure while ensuring the ongoing availability and integrity of mission-critical resources.
OTCBB: SENG) a provider of data storage solutions, document imaging solutions and fault tolerant information systems, today reported that Mr.
The choice to go with fault tolerant servers will also eliminate the need to custom-code applications, further reducing deployment and management costs.