Taking a Singular Approach to Protecting from Ransomware Attacks

Bringing together backup and cybersecurity software and delivering them as a single solution used to strike me an improbable combination. After all, what was the business driver to bring them together? Then ransomware changed everything. Suddenly, the idea that an organization had good but compromised backups did not seem so far-fetched. This created the need for singular data and threat protection solutions that Acronis Cyber Protect helps exemplify.

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StorMagic and Quantum in Focus as Spotlight on Video Surveillance Grows

Quantum’s acquisition of Pivot3 in July 2021 cast a spot­light on video surveillance in general and Pivot3 in particular. Enterprises expect video surveillance solu­tions to deliver much more robust features than simple video capture, storage, and archival. While they still need those features, they also want high-speed video capture and retrieval, real-time viewing, and analytics.

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New Video Surveillance Features Changing Business Operations

All organizations, regardless of their size or vertical, are more apt to implement a video surveillance solution in their environment. While multiple factors influence them to implement video surveillance, its continuing drop in cost may be the biggest contributor. However, the drop in cost of video surveillance is not yet so large organizations may throw caution to the wind. New factors now exist that should influence their choice of a video surveillance solution.

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Innovations in Instant Recovery

Application outages may occur for any number of reasons. Whether hardware failures, software bugs, user error, or a ransomware attack, these events cause application downtime. Since application downtime has multiple deleterious effects on organizations, fast application recoveries have taken on new importance. In response, virtual machine (VM) backup software providers have introduced and implemented multiple new instant recovery features into their solutions.

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Network Entropy is Decomposing Memory

The article title, “Network Entropy is Decomposing Memory” may call up ghoulish images from a B-Horror movie, but it shouldn’t. It refers to a positive dynamic described by Rob Gingell, former chief engineer at Sun Microsystems. He said that, “Over time networks have this property of wanting to decompose things into constituent parts, have those parts get specialized and then reintegrated.”

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Nasuni – A DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Cloud-based NAS Consolidation Solution

Many enterprises struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data throughout the organization. Storing, protecting, and securing this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. Cloud-based NAS consolidation offers a solution for providing fast, flexible, usable access to all of an organization’s file data for all of its end users. DCIG ranks Nasuni as a TOP 5 solution for the cloud-based NAS consolidation use-case.

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Certainty Trumps End of Life for Technology Deployments in Edge Locations

Affordability, ease of deployment, and power and space constraints factor into product deployments at edge locations. However, some intangibles factor in more strongly with these types of deployments. Among them, organizations need certainty that they have deployed a highly available and reliable solution the provider will support.

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It is Time to Demand More from Infrastructure Providers

Ransomware attacks are escalating in terms of frequency, variety, and impact. Based on reliable information sources, it is reasonable for every organization to expect it will experience multiple attempted ransomware attacks in the next twelve months. Given this threat environment, it is time to demand more from infrastructure providers.

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