Tag: offsite backup

Staying ahead of the enterprise cloud backup and recovery curve

At the end of May, I’m speaking on a panel at IMN’s Data Center East Conference in New York City. The panel is titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve on Services (for data center operators)” and will focus its message … Continue reading

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Offsite Backup: Thwarting the Profitable Encryption Malware Cryptolocker

Malware with a business plan – that’s how I’d describe Cryptolocker, the latest encryption-turned-bad software to hit PCs. Categorized as ‘ransomware,’ this type of malware encrypts files on your computer and refuses to decrypt until you pay the malware authors … Continue reading

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What Michigan Data Centers Can Learn From the Colorado Floods

As you watch with amazement and awe of the devastation seen with Colorado’s massive flooding, you can’t help but realize that you can never predict a natural disaster.   Unfortunately, this might only be the start as climatologists predict an increase … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Preparedness Month: What’s Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

September 2013 has been deemed National Preparedness Month (NPM) by President Barack Obama. The White House press release notes that FEMA intends to build and sustain national preparedness in the face of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods to … Continue reading

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Offsite Backup & Disaster Recovery for Mission-Critical Data Security

The following is an excerpt from our Disaster Recovery white paper that explains different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service … Continue reading

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Security and Availability: Michigan Data Centers for Michigan Businesses

With large corporations dominating the news, it’s sometimes hard to realize that 99% of all independent U.S. enterprises employ fewer than 500 people.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 14.6 million Americans work for firms with 100 to … Continue reading

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Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Cloud-based disaster recovery can streamline data backup and recovery times, useful for mission-critical applications and data  required to be up and running at all times. Read below for an excerpt about virtualization and disaster recovery from our newest white paper, … Continue reading

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High Availability & Redundancy: Smart Design for Disaster Recovery

We’ve just launched our latest white paper, Disaster Recovery! This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers seeking a primer as well as up-to-date information regarding disaster recovery best practices and specific technology recommendations, including cloud-based disaster recovery options. … Continue reading

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Offsite HIPAA Data Centers are Key to Health Organization Disaster Recovery

Offsite Data Centers are Key to Healthcare’s Disaster Recovery Catastrophes can happen at anytime and anywhere.  Just ask the staff and patients at the Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma, when last month a deadly tornado struck the medical facility … Continue reading

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Offsite Backup and IT Disaster Recovery for PCI DSS Compliance

For companies that deal with credit cardholder data, including e-commerce, retail, franchise, etc., the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are the official security guidelines set by the major credit card brands. Of the 12 PCI DSS requirements … Continue reading

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