Backup

Disaster Recovery and the SolarWinds Exploit

by Michael Otey

One of the biggest malware attacks in recent history was the SolarWinds exploit where malware was spread through SolarWinds’ software update process to thousands of government and private sector customers. SolarWinds is a well-known provider of IT management products and their Orion infrastructure monitoring and management platform was the product that was attacked. Automatic updates… Read More

Four Common Disaster Recovery Myths

by Michael Otey

Most organizations have finally been convinced about the need to have a robust disaster recovery (DR) plan to protect their essential workloads. That’s due in a big part to the fact that almost everyone in IT is all too familiar with Murphy’s Law that states if something can go wrong it will go wrong and… Read More

The Problem with Office 365 Backups

with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

ISVs are sometimes criticized because their backup products don't do a great job of handling Office 365 data. That might be true, but the real issue is the lack of APIs delivered by Microsoft. The available APIs are rooted in an on-premises heritage and don't cover apps like Teams which knit together multiple cloud components. Future developments will increase the challenge.

The Importance of Endpoint Backup

with 1 Comment by Michael Otey

While almost every business has some type of backup processes in place for their important servers, many of these same companies have neglected endpoint backup. There’s no doubt that servers are more important as they provide a platform for the business-critical applications and services that the business relies on but they are not the only critical component.

Five Facts about Hybrid Cloud Backup

by Michael Otey

Using the cloud as a backup target is definitely one of the ways that many businesses are adopting the hybrid cloud. Today, almost all businesses are dealing with massive data growth. The research firm IDC has estimated that overall data is doubling every two years. Keeping up with this level of data growth is tough… Read More

The Benefits of DRaaS for the SMB

with 2 Comments by Michael Otey

While definitely necessary, making and maintaining disaster recovery (DR) plans is definitely not one of the favorite tasks for IT personnel. DR planning is complex, time-consuming, and it involves the resources of a number of both IT and non-IT related personnel. In addition, implementing DR plans isn’t cheap.