Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan: 5 Things to Consider

Posted by Sydney Boman on Jan 17, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Implementing a disaster recovery plan can often be a daunting task. When it comes to ensuring the security and continuity of your business’s data, there are a lot of factors for companies to consider. Everything, from identifying risk areas to choosing a location to host the disaster recovery site, takes time money and resources that many companies do not have.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Plan, Disaster Recovery, cloud backup solutions, cloud backup, Backup, Backup as a Service

The Benefits of Virtual Machines

Posted by Matthew Fall on Sep 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What is a Virtual Machine?

Think of a Virtual Machine as a computer within a computer. VMs allow us to open up an application window on our computer and utilize the functionality of another computer. In short, VMs imitate the behavior of another computer. Entering into a VM requires network connectivity, log-in credentials, and a computer. Once inside the VM environment, the user has access to the same applications, user interface, and settings as if it were your own computer. Now that you’ve got a basic understanding of what VMs are, let’s dive into some of the benefits of using virtual machines:

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Topics: VMware, Virtual Desktops, cloud backup, Backup

Top Use Cases for Backup as a Service

Posted by Matthew Fall on Sep 19, 2018 2:07:55 PM

In today’s business environment, companies are dealing with threats left and right. Cyber attacks are on the rise leaving precious data (from financials to employee data to customer data) vulnerable to hackers, theft, and viruses. Not to mention human error and disasters that can create serious concerns for your business. Businesses are finding that the safe, secure, and reliable way to protect data is in the cloud. Backup as a Service (BaaS) has become an integral part of any data security plan due to growing threats, but also due to the ease and simplicity of moving backups off-site and away from harm. Below are the top use cases for BaaS:

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Topics: cloud backup, cloud backup solutions, Cloud Solutions, Backup, Backup as a Service

Air-Gapping your Data: 3-2-1-1

Posted by Matthew Fall on Sep 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Adding another “1” to the 3-2-1 rule

Remember the 3-2-1 data backup rule? You know, replicate to at least 3 copies of your data, store these copies on 2 different media (tape/disk/Cloud), and place at least 1 copy off-site/off-premise. Today, IT professionals are adding 1 more step. The backup rule is now 3-2-1-1. That extra “1” accounts for an air-gapped copy of your data.

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Topics: cloud backup solutions, Backup

Why you need Office 365 Backup for your Business

Posted by Matthew Fall on Aug 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

What is Office 365?

While many organizations don’t have to think  twice about protecting on-premise data, several don’t realize that they still need to protect their Cloud data, like data from Microsoft Office 365.  Instead of running Microsoft applications themselves, businesses are consuming it as a service. Hosted  in the Cloud, businesses can get the most up-to-date versions of the Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, and mobile apps. This allows users to access and edit documents anywhere, at any time, on any device. Office 365 is an example of Software as a Service (SaaS), but many SaaS applications have no data protection capabilities.

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Topics: BaaS, Backup

5 Reasons You Need Cloud Backup Solutions

Posted by Sydney Boman on Jan 2, 2018 11:16:09 AM

Data continuity is a critical part of your business plan. You want to know that no matter what happens to your business, you will be able to continue to provide great service to your customers. If you're still wondering whether or not cloud backup solutions are the right option for your business, these five key reasons to utilize cloud backups will help you make the right decision. 

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Topics: Backup, Backup as a Service, cloud backup, cloud backup solutions

Top 5 Reasons To Backup Your Data

Posted by Sydney Boman on Dec 19, 2017 10:20:00 AM

You have probably heard the mantra of "back everything up" - but not everyone does, and furthermore, not everyone is clear on why you should. The fact is, data loss can be a disaster for a business - or even an individual. Here are the top five reasons why you should, indeed, keep regular backups.

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Topics: BaaS, Backup, Backup as a Service

Why Did Your Disaster Recovery Plan Fail? Here Are Ten Reasons

Posted by Sydney Boman on Nov 21, 2017 10:35:00 AM

If you do your disaster recovery plan right, it should not fail. If it does, then you have overlooked something in the planning process. There are ten major reasons why disaster recovery plans fail - adding a second disaster to your first. As human error or hardware failure are far more significant problems than natural disasters, your disaster recovery plan needs to be as close to foolproof as possible. Here are the ten things to consider:

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Backup as a Service, Disaster Recovery Plan

The ROI of a Cloud-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

Posted by Sydney Boman on Sep 7, 2017 10:13:00 AM

With the rise in ransomware, there's been a lot of chatter about the need for a disaster recovery plan. In some cases,cloud-based backup (BaaS) and disaster recovery (DRaaS) options seem like an expensive tool that may never have to be used. The reality, however, is that there is a high ROI for cloud-based backup and disaster recovery. While it can be difficult to calculate an exact number for the return on your investment, a basic understanding of the potential gains will help you determine whether or not a cloud backup option is the right choice for your organization.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Cloud Solutions, ROI

The Why, What and How of Cloud-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery

Posted by Sydney Boman on Aug 24, 2017 10:01:00 AM

In the midst of a cloud revolution, it is easy to get lost in the terms that are thrown around on a daily basis. Arguably the most important solutions to commit to memory and add to your cloud portfolio are Backup and Disaster Recovery. In order to shed some light on these services and emphasize their importance to day to day operation, we have outlined the why,  what and how of choosing a backup and DR solution. 

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Topics: Backup, Disaster Recovery

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