Category: Data Protection

Cloud Backup Ultimately Requires a Cloud Native Architecture

Using lift-and-shift, organizations harness the power of the cloud to optimize applications once they host them there. Unfortunately, this methodology may break down when one considers moving backup software to the cloud. The backup software will almost certainly still work if moved to the cloud. However, organizations need to ask how easily, efficiently, and effectively will it perform backups once in the cloud? The answer to that question often necessitates that organizations select cloud backup software that uses a cloud native architecture.

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Kaseya Reveals Its Simple Strategy to Resolve Growing IT Complexity

Do you ever wonder why achieving simplicity is so hard? I certainly do. Everyone tends to recognize simplicity when they see or experience it. However, simple to manage and use technology remains elusive. Further, making multiple technologies simple to use and manage rarely happens. That said, Kaseya may a simple answer to this challenge. Its strategy entails providing companies with a management console that centrally monitors and manages multiple disparate technologies.

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StorageCraft Packages Enterprise Value in a Sweet Little Box

In the past, organizations sometimes measured a technology’s value by its physical size. Thank God that ship has sailed. Perhaps no new product better illustrates the need to forever abandon that metric than the newly announced StorageCraft OneXafe Solo. Otherwise StorageCraft may have needed a refrigerator box to fully communicate the value that its new OneXafe Solo delivers.

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Cloud-native Microsoft Azure VM Backups: Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times

During these uncertain times, everyone wants some certainty. They want certainty they stay healthy, do not contract the corona virus, and that this economic shutdown will end sooner than later. Hopefully, we addres these concerns very soon. Thankfully, in other areas, enterprises can experience a higher degree of certainty about a successful outcome. In the backup arena, enterprises that need a viable backup solution for their Microsoft Azure VMs may now turn to HYCU for Azure.

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An Anatomy of Responding to and Surviving a Ransomware Attack

The statistics and fears associated with ransomware receive a lot of attention from the press and in the media alike. However, to fully appreciate the devastating impact that a ransomware attack may have on an organization, it helps to speak to someone who survived one. Recently, I had that opportunity. That conversation provided a sobering look into the speed of ransomware attacks and their increasingly insidious nature.

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Backup Software’s Expanding Efforts to Help Defeat Ransomware in the Data Center

Ask anyone how to defeat ransomware and software from cyber security providers may first come to mind. These include Avast, Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, Sophos, and others. Mention using backup software to defeat ransomware and people may look at you like you have lost your mind. Crazy or not, backup software now incorporates features that serve as a secondary perimeter to defend against ransomware attacks.

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Four Practical Steps to Achieving Ransom-free Recoveries

Another New Year, another new series of ransomware attacks. Barely one full month into 2020 and already numerous institutions throughout the US report ransomware attacks. The fact that ransomware attacks continue to occur should not surprise anyone. The surprise may be the growing number of organizations that are now prepared to respond and recover from them.

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Close the Data Protection Gap in GCP with Better Backups at a Lower Cost

The “newer†the cloud, the more likely organizations will encounter issues with protecting applications and data hosted in it. If using Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations may be less likely to encounter this challenge. Multiple backup products support backing up VMs in AWS and can leverage AWS’ available features. On the other hand, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) represents a “newer†cloud that currently lacks the same ecosystem of robust backup software offerings. It is this backup gap that the HYCU Backup as a Service (BaaS) for GCP continues to close.

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Put Data Protection in Context

Almost every backup, hyperconverged, security, software, and storage vendor claim to provide data protection in some way. The challenge becomes identifying the exact context in which they use the term data protection to describe their offering.

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Recovery as Part of DRaaS – Read the Fine Print

DRaaS (disaster-recovery-as-a-service) in the cloud continues to gain traction among organizations as an idea whose time has come. Adopting this technique, organizations can recover their data in the cloud should a disaster of any magnitude occurs. However, read the fine print as the recovery options that a DRaaS provider offers can take many forms. An organization must verify that the DRaaS vendor it selects delivers the type of recovery experience that it expects.

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