Category: Data Protection

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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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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SDS Object Storage – 7 Key Data Security and Protection Features

Object storage used to be just the slow final resting place for archive data. That is no longer true. As enterprises shift to cloud-native technologies, object storage is often used for active data. With the growing importance of object storage in the enterprise, and the trend toward software-defined storage solutions, organizations would do well to pay special attention to the data security and data protection features of SDS object storage solutions.

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Five Challenges of Kubernetes Backup

Almost every enterprise in the next few years expects to introduce and adopt Kubernetes in their production environment. These same enterprises also recognize moving Kubernetes into production requires it meet the same standards as their other production platforms. Among these requirements, they must have a means to backup and recover the containerized applications they host in Kubernetes. This presents five specific backup challenges organizations should prepare to address as they host applications and data on Kubernetes.

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Kaseya’s CEO Response to Its Current Ransomware Attack

As many are aware, Kaseya’s Virtual System Administrator (VSA) was the target of a ransomware attack over the Independence Day weekend. Two days ago, on July 6, 2021, Kaseya’s CEO, Fred Voccola, posted a video on YouTube that summarized Kaseya’s response to this attack. This blog entry contains a summary of his comments from that video. You may access the full video available through this link.

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Four Critical Components of a Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

More enterprises than ever anticipate adopting Microsoft 365 online now and in the years to come. However, moving the burden of hosting Microsoft Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams to the Microsoft cloud can be deceiving. Microsoft still leaves the responsibility of protecting Microsoft 365 data with enterprises. In a new Competitive Intelligence report, DCIG examines four critical components a Microsoft 365 enterprise backup solution should possess. It then discusses how well the Afi SaaS Platform and Backupify deliver on them.

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Three New Evaluation Criteria for VMware vSphere Backup Software

In the last 20 years, VMware vSphere has expanded from a nascent technology to a staple of data centers worldwide. Right alongside it, backup software that protects applications and data hosted on vSphere virtual machines (VMs) has experienced similar growth. Now as vSphere backup software enters its third decade of existence, new criteria exist for evaluating and selecting these solutions.

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TOP 5 Questions to Ask a VMware vSphere Backup Solution Provider

Selecting the best solution for any project, regardless of what it is, starts with asking the right questions. To select the best VMware vSphere backup solution, the process is the same. Begin with a list of questions to ask the provider. These represent the TOP 5 questions organizations should ask to identify the best vSphere backup solution for their environment.

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