Archive for the ‘Disaster Recovery’ Category

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 notable market shifts in the report. Gartner’s own scoring criteria can be very telling in terms of where the market is heading and the types of questions they’re received from their enterprise clients. This is Gartner’s… 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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Mar 28, 2017
If you host critical company infrastructure solely on a public cloud like AWS or Azure, you might be wondering how resilient that infrastructure is. After a major AWS outage, their largest region (Virginia) was affected for hours a few weeks ago. Large organizations like SnapChat and NetFlix were affected, as were many small- to medium-sized companies. Your company may have decided that it makes financial sense to use the public cloud as a primary rather than a secondary (or tertiary) backup site. But when AWS… Read More
Tony Howlett
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Mar 21, 2017
The current readout on the eastern region outage of Amazon’s popular AWS cloud service is that it was caused by single technician’s errant command.  The four hour outage caused downtime for many large websites and apps that depend on the service – including Netflix, Slack, and the SEC. It also made headlines in all the major news services.  And while the popular view holds the root cause as a techie typo, this was not the ultimate underlying problem.  Sure, the sequence of events was put in… Read More