Latest Amazon Outage Brings Down Businesses Big and Small

The Amazon outage this week brought down millions of businesses, big and small and gives us once more a reminder on how even giants can fall. Companies like Trello, Quora, Alexa and thousands of other smaller businesses experienced downtime or slowdowns due to the Amazon AWS issues. The problem started at 1  p.m. Eastern on… Read more »

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Lee Schor of StorageCraft Named 2017 Channel Chief

The Channel Company has chosen Lee Schor, VP of Americas Sales at StorageCraft, for its 2017 Channel Chiefs list. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel. They excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. The Channel Chiefs distinction honors professional achievements, standing in the industry and dedication… Read more »

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Data Loss Statistics – Infographic

IT professionals are most commonly concerned about ransomware and mobility (BYOD policies), according to a recent StorageCraft survey. Forty-two percent of IT professionals believe that ransomware is the technology that brings the most risk. Another 38 percent are concerned about mobility and BYOD policies, shows the survey. Hardware/system failure and human error are the most… Read more »

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File Backup vs Image Backup: How to Choose?

Getting the right solution in the right place, at the right time, is very important. Backup systems are critical to business success, and IT consultants are always looking for solutions that allow for high availability. When considering a file backup vs image backup, there truly are specific situations when one solution works better than the other…. Read more »

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Ransomware and BYOD Pose the Biggest Risk, Say IT Pros

Ransomware and mobility (BYOD policies) are the most common cause of concern among IT professionals, shows a recent StorageCraft survey. Among IT professionals, 42 percent believe that ransomware is the technology that brings the most risk. Another 38 percent are concerned about mobility and increasingly prevalent BYOD (bring your own device) policies, shows the survey…. Read more »

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6 Times When Hackers Took On Governments

Cyberattacks can lead to sensitive data exposure, data loss and even downtime as IT departments rush to find the best path to recovery. For government institutions, the damage can be severe, resulting lost trust from the citizens and even legal actions. Only a well planned out security strategy and a solid backup and recovery plan… Read more »

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5 Ways Ransomware Will Evolve In 2017

Ransomware models are adapting and evolving in the enterprise economy, show recent reports. New strains are popping up continually, and they are becoming more profit-oriented. As more and more business owners pay the ransom rather than lose access to their data, the industry is adapting and finding new ways to extort money. Read our take… Read more »

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Why DRaaS Makes Perfect Business Sense

The benefits of having a back-up and disaster recovery plan might seem obvious. You are mitigating risk, minimizing downtime and remaining compliant. Too often, management will forget or not allocate enough resources to backup and disaster recovery. This makes it a great opportunity for the channel. Analysts predict the DRaaS business will grow ten-fold over the… Read more »

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Lessons Learned from Gitlab’s Massive Backup Failure

GitLab.com, a multi-million dollar startup, lost over 300GB of data after a failed backup process. This is just one of the cases that show us that backups don’t matter if you can’t restore. And that IT admins need to make a solid habit out of testing their backups and recovery capacity. We’re living in the world where… Read more »

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We Heard You: ShadowProtect SPX Now Has Remote Backup Monitoring

ShadowProtect SPX, the award-winning backup software, got a major update in version 6.5.  Users will now be able to monitor their backup jobs remotely with the SPX dashboard, and right-click to VirtualBoot to load their backup images to a virtual machine. Both features were extremely popular in the ShadowProtect 5 backup software console. They have… Read more »

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