StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com Recovery Zone Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.storagecraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-STC_logo-32x32.jpg StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com 32 32 What to Look for in a DRaaS Solution https://blog.storagecraft.com/look-for-draas-solution/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/look-for-draas-solution/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:38 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28219 Have your eye on Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)? You are not the only one. A report from MarketsandMarkets estimates that the global DRaaS industry will reach $12.54 billion in 2022 — up from $2.19 billion in 2017. The increase represents an impressive 17.29 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). According to the report, the MSP segment of... Read more »

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5 Converged Storage Myths Debunked https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-converged-storage-myths-debunked/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-converged-storage-myths-debunked/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28209 To maintain a competitive edge, critical infrastructure components must be easy to afford, deploy, and manage — all while eliminating the data and application silos that can prevent an organization from reaching its full potential. An IDC study found that reducing IT complexity resulted in annual cost savings of $3610 per user. Unfortunately, getting there... Read more »

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Converged Infrastructure – The Future of Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrast-future-data-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrast-future-data-storage/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:00:34 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28211 SMBs and other companies are facing many challenges and changes when it comes to present-day data storage. Big data is making it difficult and expensive to manage storage hardware, but the option to harness the cloud is improving storage infrastructures for small and large businesses alike. The solution to the storage crisis lies in infrastructure... Read more »

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Why You Might Consider Implementing a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-you-might-consider-hci/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-you-might-consider-hci/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:38 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28203 Hyper-converged infrastructure systems (HCI) are becoming a new standard for many businesses. Research firm Forrester even predicts that HCI will become a ubiquitous platform for on-premises deployments. If you’re not using it now, there’s a good chance you’ll want to soon. Like converged infrastructure (CI), HCI brings together virtualization, storage, compute power, and even network... Read more »

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How to Sift Through the Big Data Madness https://blog.storagecraft.com/sift-through-big-data-madness/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/sift-through-big-data-madness/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28192 One of the tough things about data growth isn’t necessarily turning data into intelligence or finding a way to store all the information a business creates and gathers. Instead, it’s finding smart ways to store data. It’s not that data storage is necessarily expensive, it’s that data loss and poor data retention policies can be... Read more »

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How To Improve IT Efficiency (part 2) https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-2/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28173 In our previous post, we talked about the importance of developing an effective process and keeping thorough documentation of client expectations, projects, as well as timetables. We also touched on defining the challenge and keeping a reasonable, realistic budget. This article will continue to showcase some effective policies and practices to help your IT team... Read more »

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Start Scaling Out Your Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-scaling-out/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-scaling-out/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:00:44 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28180 As more and more data is being produced, IT departments are having to deduce the best way to move forward with storage. The server rooms and hard drives of yesterday are proving to be far too bulky to provide the storage companies need to store, sort and protect their data. The future of data storage... Read more »

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4 Reasons to Consider a Cloud Provider Besides the Big Four https://blog.storagecraft.com/consider-cloud-provider-besides-big-four/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/consider-cloud-provider-besides-big-four/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28162 Amazon Web Services (AWS) has maintained its grip as the leader in cloud computing with a 33% market share, according to Synergy Research Group. AWS has kept this margin now for 12 quarters while the cloud market has tripled in size. Microsoft, IBM, and Google have also grown their market share, but they have not... Read more »

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How To Improve IT Efficiency (part 1) https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-1/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-1/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28155 Are you happy with how you and your team manage projects? Are there ways you could be more efficient? Are you tracking enough even to know whether you’re effective? Certainly, larger IT projects are tough. When there are lots of people and tasks, project timelines deteriorate quickly if there isn’t someone managing the process. Projects... Read more »

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Tackling Big Data: 3 Success Stories https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackling-big-data-success-stories/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackling-big-data-success-stories/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:00:11 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28147 Big data is one of the latest victims of buzzword fatigue. Once the talk of the town, the term was dropped from the hype train years ago in favor of various other promising trends. Some pundits have even said big data is dead. In this post, we’ll examine three case studies that suggest big data... Read more »

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4 Big Questions Data Analytics Can Answer for Your Business https://blog.storagecraft.com/questions-data-analytics-answer/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/questions-data-analytics-answer/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28143 Data analytics seem like a tough nut to crack, particularly for smaller businesses. The questions on the mind of many small-shop decision-makers are this: Why should you care about data analytics at all? What can they help you do and are they practical for your business? Data analytics can help businesses of nearly any size.... Read more »

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Outdated IT Habits You Should Stop Doing https://blog.storagecraft.com/outdated-it-habits-stop-doing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/outdated-it-habits-stop-doing/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:00:48 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28133 As the saying goes, “Old habits die hard,” and that saying rings as true in IT as it does in life. Some old habits are still helpful. For example, it is always wise to avoid shopping on unsecured wireless networks as well as avoid simple passwords. That being said, we often cling to those practices... Read more »

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Healthcare is Changing in Light of Big Data https://blog.storagecraft.com/healthcare-changing-big-data/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/healthcare-changing-big-data/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28129 Once business sectors can sort and analyze big data, their potential efficiency and earnings will skyrocket. Organizations in almost every industry can benefit. For example, retail companies will be able to maintain a useful database of customer information to hyper-target and personalize their communications, insurance companies will be able to simplify their premium calculating systems,... Read more »

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What Industries Will Benefit Most from the Big Data Boom? https://blog.storagecraft.com/industries-benefit-big-data/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/industries-benefit-big-data/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:00:52 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28120 “The big data boom is the innovation story of our time.” That quote is from a story in the Atlantic nearly seven years ago. Yet it might as well have been made last month because we are finally watching big data transform industries from finance to health care. These and other industries which embrace big... Read more »

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The 5 IoT Trends Dominating 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-trends-dominating-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-trends-dominating-2018/#respond Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:00:12 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28113 2017 was an exciting year for the Internet of Things movement. The industry saw tremendous growth and is projected to experience an even bigger surge this year. According to IDC, global IoT revenue is on track to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an estimated 14.6 percent increase from the $674 billion tallied for 2017. IDC... Read more »

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How is Data Storage Changing and How Does that Affect You? https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-storage-changing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-storage-changing/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:00:22 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28107 One of the major challenges SMBs and big business face today is devising proper sorting and storing of Big Data. We’re at a point now where the number of emails sent, files downloaded, texts exchanged, etc. has overwhelmed outdated methods of storage. Methods like stand-alone servers and USB drives now need advanced storage and sorting... Read more »

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The Convergence of IoT and Big Data https://blog.storagecraft.com/convergence-iot-big-data/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/convergence-iot-big-data/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28102 It’s safe to say if you work in the IT world, you have probably heard about both the Internet of Things and Big Data. In a lot of ways, the two terms refer to completely different concepts. The IoT encompasses all things connected — like a smart home to a connected car. Big data refers... Read more »

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How Businesses Can Use Big Data to their Advantage https://blog.storagecraft.com/businesses-use-big-data-advantage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/businesses-use-big-data-advantage/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:00:04 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28095 Big data is one of the hottest topics in technology today. An array of technologies has come together to make real-time analytics possible for companies both big and small. These include advanced NoSQL databases, data virtualization, and distributed storage along with many software tools that predict the most useful data. The amount of data each... Read more »

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Big Data – What is It and How Can I Secure It? https://blog.storagecraft.com/big-data-secure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/big-data-secure/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:45 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28082 The amount of time people surf, stream and share online on a day-to-day basis is immense. Multiply that by the number of people using their computers and the web and you’ll be left with a number that is near-inconceivable. Now imagine how much data billions of computer users will develop and exchange at any given... Read more »

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Highlights From the Biggest Tech Events of 2018 … So Far https://blog.storagecraft.com/highlights-biggest-tech-events-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/highlights-biggest-tech-events-2018/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:00:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28084 If there is one word, to sum up, the tech scene in 2018, transformative might be the best fit. This year has been dominated by trends with the sort of transcendent promise that demands attention from savvy business leaders and IT experts alike. On that note, here are some highlights from six of the most... Read more »

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Downtime is More Expensive than You Realize https://blog.storagecraft.com/downtime-more-expensive-realize/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/downtime-more-expensive-realize/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:00:12 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28076 Whether your head office location was hit by a hurricane, or your systems are locked by a cyberattack, downtime in all its forms can be incredibly detrimental to the revenue and reputation of a business. Some Scary Numbers Downtime costs a lot. Statistically speaking it is the second largest expense after HR. According to ITIC,... Read more »

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Disaster Recovery Glossary https://blog.storagecraft.com/disaster-recovery-glossary/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/disaster-recovery-glossary/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28068 IT speak often comes off as an entirely different language to those who are unfamiliar with all the terminology and jargon. This is especially the case in a highly technical field such as disaster recovery. Never fear! Our disaster recovery glossary will help you keep up when discussing one of today’s fastest moving industries. Backup:... Read more »

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The Importance of Disaster Recovery in GDPR Compliance https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-dr/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-dr/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:00:31 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28065 On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) officially implemented the widely discussed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The act applies to any business that collects, stores, and processes confidential information belonging to European consumers. This would explain why the collective internet was recently bombarded with emails regarding privacy policy updates from nearly every website... Read more »

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Is Your IT Team Ready to Tackle Any Security Breach? https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackle-any-security-breach/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackle-any-security-breach/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:20:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28058 As the saying goes, a good offense is a great defense. When it comes to cybersecurity, taking the correct measures before a cyber-attack occurs is a necessary first step in securing your data from a breach. Implementing preventative technology to thwart things like ransomware and phishing should be a large focus of your security strategy.... Read more »

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False Beliefs About File-less Attacks https://blog.storagecraft.com/false-beliefs-fileless-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/false-beliefs-fileless-attacks/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:00:20 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28053 When people hear the word “cyberattack,” generally a few of the more popular hacks will come to mind. Ransomware is all over the news these days with some of the most prominent attacks of the last couple years being ransomware attacks, like WannaCry. Trojans are also a virus staple that tech users, from basic to... Read more »

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MSPs: Are You Leaving Money on the Table? https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-are-you-leaving-money-on-the-table/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-are-you-leaving-money-on-the-table/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28039 Over the past year I have met with hundreds of MSPs. Something that strikes me is the varying approach in how they sell disaster recovery products and services. At one end of the spectrum are those who are selling “backup,” and at the other end are those who are delivering disaster recovery (DR). In my... Read more »

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Video: Configuring an SPX Backup Job in ConnectWise Automate https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-configuring-an-spx-backup-job-in-connectwise-automate/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-configuring-an-spx-backup-job-in-connectwise-automate/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28025 Transcript: Hello, this is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to configure a ShadowProtect SPX backup using ConnectWise Automate. Inside control center, select a computer that has SPX installed then click the plug-in icon and then the StorageCraft tile. Click on destinations and then new. Our first step is to... Read more »

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Have You Heard of Jackware? https://blog.storagecraft.com/jackware/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/jackware/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:00:56 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28021 The IT world is no longer a stranger to ransomware. All of us are aware of the vast amount of damage it can do, only having to look so far as last year’s WannaCry virus for an example of its destructive capabilities. But what happens when ransomware is used on platforms other than computers and smartphones, like connected... Read more »

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5 Most Dangerous Ransomware Strains https://blog.storagecraft.com/dangerous-ransomware-strains/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/dangerous-ransomware-strains/#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28005 Ransomware has gone from being unknown to one of the biggest threats in cybersecurity. By encrypting critical system files, it renders conventional security mechanisms virtually powerless and in many cases, leaves the victim with no choice but to pay up. While they all share the same malicious goal, not all ransomware strains are created equal. In fact,... Read more »

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Video: Activating an SPX License Using ConnectWise Automate https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-activating-spx-connectwise-automate/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-activating-spx-connectwise-automate/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28010 Transcript: Hello this is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to activate a license of ShadowProtect SPX using the ConnectWise Automate control center. From the computer management screen, click on plug-ins and then on StorageCraft. Then click on the view link next to the license status below the SPX logo.... Read more »

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Is Anti-Virus Software Enough to Keep Your Data Safe? https://blog.storagecraft.com/anti-virus-software-enough/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/anti-virus-software-enough/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27985 Since the release of the first anti-virus software in 1987, cybersecurity has become a well-known staple for all computer users. Whether you use Apple, Microsoft, or Linux, your PC or laptop will come pre-installed with the proper tools to keep you safe. Otherwise, you’re told to visit the website of a trusted anti-virus company to... Read more »

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Video: Creating ConnectWise Automate Internal Monitoring https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-connectwise-automate-internal-monitoring/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-connectwise-automate-internal-monitoring/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28002 Transcript: Hello. This is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to expand the StorageCraft solution for ConnectWise Automate to create some simple but very effective internal monitors to ensure your ShadowProtect SPX backups are up-to-date and you can meet you SLAs. For those not familiar, StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is a... Read more »

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How to Back Up Office 365 Accounts https://blog.storagecraft.com/back-up-office-365-accounts/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/back-up-office-365-accounts/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27996 So you’ve decided to move on-premises Exchange, SharePoint, and other Microsoft applications into the cloud. This gives you fewer things to manage and worry about, right? But how safe is your data? Sure, Microsoft works to prevent hardware and software failure, but what about accidentally deleted files, emails, and things like that? How can you... Read more »

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MSPs: Here’s When It’s Time to Hire a Disaster Recovery Consultant https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-hire-dr-consultant/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-hire-dr-consultant/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27978 Backups alone are straightforward. But add recovery objectives, on-site and off-site backup options, encryption, and detailed plans for data loss prevention and suddenly there’s a lot to handle. Disaster recovery might not be your specialty as an MSP but that doesn’t mean you can’t provide outstanding backup and disaster recovery services by bringing on a... Read more »

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How to Create and Present Security Trainings for Your End-Users https://blog.storagecraft.com/create-security-trainings-end-users/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/create-security-trainings-end-users/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27972 One of the best ways to reduce security risks is to help end users understand how to spot and avoid threats they face. A popular method of amping-up user knowledge (whether it’s for security, company policies, or IT in general) is to host a quarterly or biannual training. This lets you coach users on things... Read more »

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How to Devise a Budget for Your Disaster Recovery Plan https://blog.storagecraft.com/budget-disaster-recovery-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/budget-disaster-recovery-plan/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27965 Budgeting is one of those tasks few (if any) business continuity managers look forward to completing. After all, it is time-consuming, complicated, and often sobering after tallying up the final bill. Love it or hate it, devising a disaster recovery (DR) budget is a necessary evil which you just can’t avoid. On the bright side,... Read more »

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The Differences Between Converged Infrastructure and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrastructure-hyper-converged/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrastructure-hyper-converged/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:26 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27957 Think back to the birth of your IT management infrastructure. When did a true plan fall into place? Generally, components of infrastructure include computing, data storage, networking, and server virtualization. It’s likely all four of these were originally set up based on the needs of a particular workload. A certain method of storage would have... Read more »

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How to Prioritize Your DR Response Strategy https://blog.storagecraft.com/prioritize-dr-response-strategy/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/prioritize-dr-response-strategy/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27945 As a mid-size business owner, you fully understand the importance of disaster recovery planning. You have your backups scheduled like clockwork and stand confident that your data quickly recovers if the unthinkable happens. That sounds good, but are you truly ready to respond? Have you demonstrated that preparedness by ensuring your recovery objectives and business... Read more »

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Don’t Let Personal Cloud Storage Become an IT Nightmare https://blog.storagecraft.com/personal-cloud-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/personal-cloud-storage/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:36 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27928 Dropbox burst onto the scene just over ten years ago. Millions of people flocked to the service because it offered 2GB of free storage and promised to synchronize your files across all your devices. Like many personal cloud storage companies, Dropbox aimed its products at consumers and priced them accordingly. Only after Dropbox gained traction... Read more »

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All-Flash Converged Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/all-flash-converged-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/all-flash-converged-storage/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27930 The introduction of the smartphone enabled customers to carry a single device that can run multiple applications, instead of carrying multiple devices that each work for one app (such as a music player, camera, calculator, phone, etc.). Similarly, it is time to collapse the islands of storage that exist in a company by having the... Read more »

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The Basics of GDPR https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-basics/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-basics/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27922 On May 25, a new European privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. This will change the way businesses are allowed to collect, store, and leverage customer data. If you have not heard of this new legislation, it’s imperative to inform yourself on its specifics and alter your customer relations... Read more »

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Why Cloud Storage? https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-cloud-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-cloud-storage/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27907 Protecting your company’s data against threats like ransomware, phishing scams, and the latest cyber-attacks should be at the forefront of your IT strategy. However, what’s the best way to keep your files safe? There are plenty of preventative measures you can take to avoid the costly risk of downtime. Arguably the most important one is... Read more »

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Backup Software or Backup Appliance: What’s the Best Way to Backup Your Data? https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-software-backup-appliance/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-software-backup-appliance/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27914 The growing importance of data protection has made backup and recovery a fiercely competitive market. According to Markets and Markets, the industry is projected to reach $11.59 billion by 2022, nearly doubling the $6.58 billion value estimated in 2016. In recent years, this fast-growing industry has undergone a dramatic transformation and changed the way we... Read more »

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5 Fundamentals of Backup & BC Planning https://blog.storagecraft.com/fundamentals-backup-bc-planning/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/fundamentals-backup-bc-planning/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27902 Data is the lifeblood of every business. The inability to access that data could result in damage that takes some organizations years to repair. In some cases, that lack of access may very well spell the end of the road. Your future is only as promising as your business continuity plan, and your backup strategy... Read more »

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StorageCraft’s GDPR Compliance Statement https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27861 Data privacy is very important here at StorageCraft and we take protecting that data very seriously. This is one of the many reasons our partners, as well as their customers, feel secure in storing their data with us. We are currently updating our privacy policy to accommodate the new GDPR requirements. Because at StorageCraft, we... Read more »

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Storage: The Paradox https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27881 A significant portion of current tech news focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning and what they can do to help move society forward. From fighting malware to flying a drone, AI and machine learning are already at a stage of development where they can be incredibly impactful in a multitude of industries such as... Read more »

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From Tape Backup to Cloud: Evolution of Iron Mountain https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:52 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27866 Tape backup has been around for a long time. Tape data storage is an archive, which is long-term storage of inactive or low-activity data retained for future use. Even though it’s prominent in the archive world, the demise of tape has been an annual prediction since the cloud pushed its way onto the scene. Taking... Read more »

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Is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) the Best Cloud Flavor for MSPs? https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27855 Cloud computing has changed the way we deploy business applications and manage IT environments. While all cloud services share some common ground, not all cloud services are created equal. In this post we’ll take a closer at Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and why it may be the perfect cloud solution for managed service providers. IaaS Overview The... Read more »

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Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27850 Of all the IT buzzwords to come around, none have been filled with more hype and promise that “the cloud”. Cloud computing took the world by storm, and in the process, proved that it was far more than hoopla. Though it’s still a big deal, there is talk that the cloud may soon be “edged”... Read more »

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The 8 Top Myths and Realities of Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27841 Whenever we witness the rapid adoption of technology, we also must sift through the hyperbole and misconceptions that follow. Cloud computing is one of those technologies where everyone has an opinion, and yet there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to picking through the facts and myths. One might expect there to... Read more »

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