Kami Haynes
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Aug 2, 2017
It’s hard to plan for every eventuality, whether at work or at home. When was the last time you backed up your phone or laptop data? Businesses aren’t much better about this kind of disaster recovery preparation, even though downtime or lost data can lead to lost revenue, or even to business failure. Small and Medium Businesses Unprepared A recent ComputerWeekly.com article highlighted research that only 42% of Small and Medium Business (SMB) IT decision makers are concerned about ransomware. This study, conducted by Webroot… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jul 20, 2017
Gartner names Infrascale a LEADER in Disaster Recovery as a Service Gartner released its annual Magic Quadrant report on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in June. Codero partner Infrascale was named a Leader in this evolving space – for which we applaud them – but there are other interesting items to be interpreted from the report. Let's start by reviewing Gartner’s own scoring criteria. The scoring mechanism can tell us a bit about where the market is heading, and can point to the types… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jun 28, 2017
Do you have a toxic backup relationship? These nine warning signs will help you decide if it’s time to breakup with your current backup and will ensure the right choice for a hybrid cloud backup solution. Nine warning signs you’re in a toxic relationship Is your vendor’s solution appliance-centric? The problem with many hybrid backup vendors is that everything on the appliance is replicated to the cloud. When you hit the storage limit on your appliance, you’re stuck buying another one. This doesn’t leverage the… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jun 20, 2017
Data continues to grow at an astronomical rate. Hardware and operating systems change. This is all part of the environment that makes data backup issues more complex than ever, and makes choosing between backup solutions more challenging. Why focus on backup solutions? The number one IT priority for mid-market organizations over the next 12 months is to improve data backup and recovery 1 96% of all business workstations are not being backed up 2 58% of downtime incidents are caused by human error alone. Natural disaster account… Read More
Tony Howlett
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May 31, 2017
It isn’t bad enough that the WannaCry ransomware is sweeping the globe, with even more dangerous variants  going after your servers. Now some forms of malware attempt to infect your backups. Unsuspecting IT managers will assume they can recover from a ransomware infection by restoring their backups, only to find those copies are infected as well. The Slow Burn Some versions of  malware will wait 16 or even 32 days to launch once they’ve infected a host, knowing most IT departments only keep two to four… Read More
Tony Howlett
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Apr 26, 2017
If your company uses cloud computing vendors such Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, IBM Softlayer or Google GCP in any significant capacity, you probably some rogue clouds. Even if you don’t think your company does cloud, you may have a rogue cloud instance or two. What are rogue clouds? These are clouds that are operating under the radar of the formal IT department, or perhaps authorized clouds that have spun out of control either via costs or in taking over functions they aren’t approved to… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 18, 2017
We’ve been digging deep into The 2017 State of IT from Spiceworks, which reflects the attitudes and opinions of nearly 900 IT buyers as well as data from within its IT-based social network. Here are three stats that point towards the rising importance of hosting services for most businesses. 2% — the expected decrease in IT spending for 2017, as projected by IT buyers in North America. In other words, IT spending will be essentially flat. The Spiceworks survey goes on to outline the top… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 11, 2017
Let’s look at how you might select hosting options based on the factors that matter most to your business. Of course, none of these factors exist in a vacuum. In reality, the wisest choice for your business will be one that strikes the best balance for your unique needs. The X-Factor: Performance Here, we’re talking about server hardware and storage features, such as CPUs, RAM, storage type, etc. Performance considerations also include issues like bandwidth, availability, and network latency — all of which will affect… Read More