Archive for 2017

Tony Howlett
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Sep 14, 2017
Codero is now offering Microsoft Server 2016 in our product lineup. In this post, we’ll review some of the new features you’ll see with this updated version. Microsoft Server 2016 Compute: More memory, processors, and VMs supported per server. Physical and virtual machines will show improvement due to updates to Win32 Time and Hyper-V Time Synchronization Services. You’ll also see improvements in the Recovery Console and a new Nano Server for “headless” operations. Another benefit here is that Shielded Virtual Machines will see improved protection… Read More
Tony Howlett
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Sep 6, 2017
After testing and verification, Codero is now offering Microsoft SQL Server 2016, with advanced security and improved performance. The 2016 edition was released June 1, 2017, and offers significant improvements over the 2012 and 2014 versions of SQL Server, including: Security – Data at rest and data in motion are protected by a platform that has been rated by NIST as having the best security six years in a row High-speed transactional performance for fast analytical processing on transactional data, such as real-time fraud detection… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Sep 5, 2017
Hosting Provider Codero and Partners Provide Support to Companies Hit by Hurricane Harvey Catastrophic. Epic. The words used to describe the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey barely meet the description as the images of the destruction in Houston unfolded. As businesses try to restore business as usual, they’re working to find solutions for flooded buildings, continued power outages, and inaccessible areas. Keeping Business Up and Running When some business owners reached out to Codero Reseller Partner CloudSpace USA, quick response resulted in the transport of… Read More
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