As a Service: The Top 6 Cloud Services Your Business Should Be Using

Posted by Peter Zeller on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Tech Industry is growing at a break neck pace and shows no sign of stopping. New waves of innovation keep hitting the market, and  IT and Software Development jobs are growing at 2x the rate of national job growth.

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Topics: DRaaS, SECaaS, SaaS, DaaS, BaaS, IaaS

Why Are More Businesses Choosing Cloud Backup?

Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Jun 19, 2019 12:13:10 PM

Without a doubt, cloud-based technology is changing the way the modern business world operates. As this technology grows and evolves, small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are reaping the benefits.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Backup as a Service, DRaaS, Cloud Hosting, Cloud, Cloud Data Center

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for Healthcare Organizations

Posted by Jill Sullivan on Jun 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM
Over the past several years, physicians and other ancillary healthcare workers have shifted away from paper documentation to the use of electronic medical records (EMRs). The establishment of the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs (now called the Promoting Interoperability Programs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2011 has further served to hasten this transition. Under this program, providers and eligible health facilities receive federal payments for their adoption and utilization of electronic health systems.

With this increase in medical data being stored electronically, it is essential to have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure that your healthcare facility can still function if its data is lost or corrupted. An effective disaster recovery plan lets you restore your medical data and resume normal processes with minimal downtime following any type of data loss. Without a disaster recovery plan, your business may have a delayed recovery or even fail following any type of significant data loss.

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Topics: DRaaS, healthcare

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

Posted by Matthew Fall on Jun 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Remember the 3-2-1 data backup rule? It states that it's a best practice to replicate at least three copies of data stored on two different media, with at least one copy off-site or off-premise. IT professionals often use an additional 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: DRaaS, Backup

Defining Proper Crisis Communication in IT Organizations

Posted by Sydney Boman on May 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

With major hacks, hurricanes and other disasters hitting the news lately, disaster recovery planning has become a necessity for every IT organization. We've talked a lot about how to handle a disaster and developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, but let's take a deeper dive into actually putting a plan into motion.

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Topics: DRaaS, Crisis Communication

4 Considerations for Choosing the Right Data Center Location

Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 24, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Choosing the right data center location to house your virtual infrastructure and data can be crucial to avoiding the debilitating costs of unplanned downtime. To the same token, choosing the wrong data center location may lead to serious issues. Here are four things to keep in mind as you evaluate a cloud service provider’s data centers and where they are located.

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Topics: DRaaS, Natural Disasters, cloud backup solutions, NewCloud Networks

Disasters and Your Data: How to Prepare for This Year’s Hurricane Season

Posted by Manas Parthasarathy on Apr 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is quickly approaching, beginning on June 1st and lasting through the end of November. AccuWeather predicts up to 14 tropical storms, of which seven storms could have the potential to develop to hurricane strength. The devastation from these storms is staggering; storms such as Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and Hurricane Harvey in the Southeast and Gulf regions have caused over $260 billion worth of damage between them within the past ten years.

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Topics: DRaaS, Data Protection, Hurricane Preparedness

IT's all in the Test: How to Test your DR Plan

Posted by Sydney Boman on Feb 13, 2019 6:30:00 AM

One of the most important things for any business is to ensure the continuity of operations in the event of a disaster. As more companies are investing in disaster recovery techniques, they are becoming overly complacent without implementing a proper test.

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Topics: DRaaS

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

5 Benefits of Cloud DR Solutions

Posted by Matthew Fall on Jan 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Cloud DR (disaster recovery), also known as DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) puts a twist on traditional DR practices so that organizations can achieve greater cost savings while also achieving more security and reliability in the wake of disaster. Traditional site-to-site data replication has inherent expenses that cloud DR solutions bypass, including the upfront costs of building out a geographically redundant data repository some 500 miles away.  

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Topics: DRaaS, Natural Disasters

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