Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster

Network World

European’s largest cloud provider, OVHcloud, suffered a catastrophic fire last month that destroyed one of its data centers and smoke-damaged a neighboring one.

Backup 163

Tape backup as a defense vs. ransomware

Network World

The cloud has many more upsides than tape as a recovery tool in general, but there are circumstances where tape should be seriously considerd, and ransomware recovery is one of them. When cloud’s not good enough.

Backup 164
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Object storage in the cloud: Is backup needed?

CTOvision

Curtis Preston explain why block storage in the cloud that is not properly backed up can result in lost data, and while object storage in the cloud is more resilient on Network World : The failure to back up data that is stored in a cloud block-storage service can be lost forever if […]. Read W.

Backup 150

Make sure your laptop backups can handle ransomware

Network World

With increasingly mobile workforces, it’s important to effectively backup corporate data that resides on laptops, which requires a unique set of features not found in traditional backup systems used for desktops attached to corporate LANs. Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster.

Backup 141

Hot Backup Software

Galido

A hot backup, also called a dynamic backup, is a backup performed on data even though it is actively accessible to users and may currently be in a state of being updated. Hot backups can provide a convenient solution in multi-user systems, because they do not require downtime, as does a conventional cold backup. Here are some free and effective hot backup software that may be useful for your environment. EaseUS Todo Backup Free. Uranium Backup.

Use FBackup to automate backups of your important files

TechSpot

FBackup can make exact copies of your important files to network locations, external drives or the cloud, like Google Drive or Dropbox

Juniper software triggers network response to threats

Network World

Juniper Networks continues to grow its enterprise cloud- security family with a new product that promises to protect application workloads in any cloud or on-premises environment. Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster.

IDG Contributor Network: OwnBackup: Don't rely on SaaS vendors to do their own backup and recovery

Network World

Also on Network World: Why it takes a cloud service to manage cloud services +. Given this fact, you could be forgiven for assuming that there would be no opportunity for a vendor whose core mission is to help users backup their SaaS data. For one thing, SaaS vendors hardly ever fail and for another, even if short-term outages and small-scale losses occur, SaaS vendors can be relied upon to do their own backup and recovery.

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It’s that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting […] The post World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Include the Cloud?

Eric D. Brown

With the growth in popularity, functionality and capabilities of cloud technology and cloud vendors, CIO’s and IT Managers began to investigate the use of public, private and hybrid cloud systems for disaster recovery solutions. It’s taken a while for many companies to feel comfortable with the cloud as a platform that is an integral part of their business systems, but most CIO’s and IT professionals have come to terms with the capabilities and impact of cloud technology.

ESG Economic Validation: Understanding the Economics of In-cloud Data Protection: A Dell Technologies Data Protection Solution Designed with Cost Optimization in Mind

Tech Republic Big Data

IT teams often struggle to manage backup solutions designed for on-premises environments that are “shoe-horned” into public cloud deployments and it is not uncommon for organizations to incur large cost overruns when using public cloud infrastructure. ESG validated that Dell Technologies data protection solutions are extremely cost-efficient when running in any public cloud environment. Big Data Cloud Data Management Digital Transformation Innovation Networking

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR

Storage IO Blog

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR It’s time for Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date. The annual March 31 world backup day focus has come and gone once again. However, that does not mean data protection including backup as well as recovery along with security […] The post Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Network Software Defined Cloud and Virtual Recommended Reading List

IT Toolbox

The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection (backup, security, HA, BC, DR). The evolving list includes books, blogs, podcast?s, s, events and industry links among other resources and related data infrastructure topics, tools, techniques as well as trends

Backup 100

Asigra evolves backup/recovery to address security, compliance needs

Network World

As backup and recovery products and solutions evolve, they are beginning to intersect with security and compliance. Online backup and recovery software company Asigra has announced a new version of its software that addresses the risks posed by ransomware and non-compliance with Article 17 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data Protection Fundamentals Recovery Points (Backup, Snapshots, Versions)

Storage IO Blog

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Storage IO Blog

For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and storage (as well as […] The post Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast appeared first on StorageIOblog. In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).

Ransomware targets backups: 3 ways to protect your company’s data

IT Manager Daily

But if people think ransomware is simple to recover by just relying on strong backup systems, they should be more concerned. Security researchers predict that ransomware will keep evolving, and one day soon may start targeting backup systems. On the Mac, backups were being targeted back in 2015 when a ransomware virus shut down Mac’s recovery program, Time Machine. You may think that in the age of the cloud, backups are safer, but that may not necessarily be the case.

Toshiba hopes cloudless smartphone backup will have a bright future

Network World

No, it's not another cloud backup service, it's the centerpiece of Toshiba Storage Peripherals' booth at IFA. There will be no cloud servers involved, and no internet connection needed: Everything will stay inside the device, said Toshiba's product manager for hard disks, Eun-Kyung Hong. This is for home backup where you know all your data is in your home, not in the cloud where you don't know whether it's secure or not," she said.

Use Cases for the Cloud

Eric D. Brown

If you’ve spent any time within IT over the last few years, you’ve probably heard the term ‘cloud’ more than you really wanted to. The cloud has become something of a buzzword over the years. Buzzwords are created when a term is overused, and the cloud has been overused quite a bit in many organizations. It seems that any time a problem arises, the first solution is to use ‘the cloud’. Use Cases for the Cloud.

Cloud 164

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober Peripheral Computer Interconnect Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamental component.

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bu e s & Kevin Jackson This is Part 1 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design: The “Internet of Things” depends on the “Cloud” for the processing and storage of data. The Cloud’s backbone, however, is the network. This logic train reveals the importance of professional rigor and solid System Engineering (SE) of the network. Next Part 2: Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt.

SCRUM 104

Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor - Information Technology Blog. PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler AG is a powerful network monitoring solution. This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use. PRTG is network software that monitors your entire infrastructure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and alerts you to problems before users even realize it. Problems in the network cause emergencies in business.

Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructure Recommended Reading List and Book Shelf Updated 10/30/17 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast’s, events and industry links among other resources.

Cloud conversations: If focused on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits

Storage IO Blog

Note that most reputable cloud providers do not hide their fees even though there are myths that all cloud vendors have hidden fees, instead they list what those costs are on their sites. However that means the smart shopper or person procuring cloud services needs to go look for those fee’s and what they mean to avoid surprises.

How Does Cloud Endpoint Security Works?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Does Cloud Endpoint Security Works? Since this is not available to the small and medium scale businesses, cloud endpoint security is the best alternative for any small and medium scale businesses. Understanding Cloud Endpoint Security.

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?

Storage IO Blog

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? The new CLOUD Act data regulation became law as part of the recent $1.3 government budget spending bill passed by Congress on March 23, 2018 and signed by President of the […] The post Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? Trillion (USD) omnibus U.S.

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements

Storage IO Blog

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements of new features and other enhancements. VMware Cloud Provides Consistent Operations and Infrastructure Via: VMware.com With its recent announcements, VMware continues cloud construction adding new features, enhancements, partnerships along with services.

Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Storage IO Blog

Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack is an on premise extension of Microsoft Azure public cloud. The post Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution appeared first on StorageIOblog. This announcement builds upon previous statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community.

Dell 57

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar

Storage IO Blog

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET Only YOU can prevent data loss for on-premise, Amazon Web Service (AWS) based cloud, and hybrid applications. Join me in this free AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar (registration required) sponsored by […] The post AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

Network World

Work-from employees will no longer be treated as a second-class citizen, which means they will get best-in-class technology including SD-WAN appliances, cellular backup alternatives, zero trust security support and maybe even battery backup.

WAN 159

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech The following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model.

EMCworld 2016 EMC Hybrid and Converged Clouds Your Way

Storage IO Blog

Following up from yesterdays post covering the set of announcements, today’s theme is around Hybrid, Converged and Clouds your way. and EMC LEAP cloud native content applications for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). In addition to the morning announcements, EMC also yesterday afternoon announced InfoArchive 4.0

CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As the importance of information technology grows and more and more of our data moves into the cloud, keeping that data out of the hands of hackers is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. So why would anyone even think to store data on magnetic tape when we are living in the era of high speed cloud based storage systems. This is why using magnetic tape as an offline backup system is starting to make so much sense to firms.

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode

Storage IO Blog

It’s springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buckets, Containers, Objects, AWS S3, Cloud and Object Storage, node.js, EMCcode and open source among other related topics which are available in a podcast here, or video here and available at StorageIO.tv.

Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

Storage IO Blog

The post Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures appeared first on StorageIOblog. Data Infrastructures exist to protect, preserve, secure and serve information along with the applications and data they depend on. With more data being created at a faster rate, along with the size of data becoming larger, increased application functionality to transform data into information means more demands on data infrastructures and their underlying resources.

The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

CTOvision

Ransomware is a fairly simple process that can have devastating results—a person clicks on a link or accesses a file on their computer that nearly instantly encrypts all of the data on their computer or in their network. Companies tend to have more money to pay the ransom and a larger network with more holes and opportunities to encrypt files, meaning they are an ideal target for a ransomware attacker. Rick Delgado.

Cloud Constellation SpaceBelt – Out Of This World Cloud Data Centers?

Storage IO Blog

A new startup called Cloud Constellation (aka SpaceBelt) has announced and proposes converge space terrestrial satellite technology with IT information and cloud related data infrastructure technologies including NVM (e.g. While announcing their Series A funding and proposed value proposition (below), Cloud Constellation did not say how much funding, who the investors are, or management team leading to some, well, rather cloud information.

Top 10 Quotes About Cloud Security

SecureWorld News

Are you looking for relevant quotes about security in the cloud to help frame your thoughts or frame a discussion on the topic? We are happy to pass along top cloud security quotes from SecureWorld regional security conferences and digital platforms, like our webcasts and podcasts.

Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates

Storage IO Blog

One of those to keep an eye on is cloud based Aurora relational database service that complement existing RDS tools. AWS made several announcements at re:invent including many around development tools, compute and data storage services. Aurora is positioned as an alternative to traditional SQL based transactional databases commonly found in enterprise environments (e.g. SQL Server among others).

Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite service for Azure Space cloud platform

GeekWire

Microsoft is partnering with a wide range of satellite and space companies to build its Azure Space cloud computing service. Microsoft says it’s taking the next giant leap in cloud computing, in partnership with SpaceX and its Starlink broadband satellite constellation.

Cloud and Object storage are in your future, what are some questions?

Storage IO Blog

IMHO there is no doubt that cloud and object storage are in your future, what are some questions? Granted, what type of cloud and object storage or service along with for work or entertainment are some questions. Likewise, what are your cloud and object storage concerns (assuming you already have heard the benefits)? Keep in mind that there are many different aspects to cloud storage and they are not all object, likewise, there are many facets to object storage.