Cloud Storage and Backup Data

Backup and Cloud

Flood, fire, natural disaster, malware, spyware, ransomware, hardware failure, theft, disgruntled employee and so on, there are a multitude of ways to lose critical data. But for the record, you can rest assured that the undisputed, heavyweight champion of data loss is, none other than “human error”, that’s right; you, …

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Atlanta Still Struggling Following Cyber Attack

Atlanta, Georgia

As of Monday morning Atlanta had still not fully regained control of their systems, a week and a half after experiencing a targeted cyber attack. Mayor Keisha Bottoms has described the ransomware attack as a “hostage situation”. With a large part of the network affected, a number of important systems …

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A Case for Encryption

Encryption

Does the security of your online cloud-stored data-at-rest keep you awake at night? If it does, you’re not paranoid and you’re not alone. The amount of data being stored online and in the cloud, will continue to grow exponentially. This means that more of our data, whether it is at …

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Own Your Backup Responsibility

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When it comes to a backup and recovery software solution, we all want the “all-inclusive”, “fully-automated”, “lights-out”, “set-it and forget-it”, “heterogeneous” software that makes our life easy, right? But after all the word buzzing has passed and the backup software has been implemented, we still will need to “do-our-job”. Something …

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Build a Relevant Data Retention Policy

Tape Library

Do you have a well-thought-out policy for the retention of backup data and archiving? Does your current data-retention policy truly address your organization’s needs or was it more of an afterthought? Possibly your data retention was even a process inherited from whenever original backup jobs were created, a time when …

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Reaching Your Maximum Backup Speed

Full Speed Ahead

If I had a dime every time someone asked me why their backup jobs were slow; I’d be writing this essay with my toes in the sand on the beach of some remote island in the south pacific. I’d be a rich man. The movement of data, from a source …

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Data Protection in Educational (VS. Corporate) Environments

Securing data across a large network means dealing with challenges such as combatting ransomware infection, phishing and spam schemes, also threats that come from within. On the surface these threats are not much different from one environment to the next in the dangers that they present. Even the type of …

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