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5 Reasons It’s Time to Ditch On-Premises Backup for Backup as a Service
Organizations still utilizing on-prem backups need to embrace both the cloud and cloud service providers for a faster, more reliable, and more disaster-ready backups. Backups have been around as long as networks have. And, in a lot of ways, not much has changed.  You create and store copies of what you deem important from production […]
3 Reasons Why You Need to Include Cloud Application Data in Your Recovery Strategy
As part of a digital transformation, many organizations utilize third-party cloud-based applications as part of operations – so, why aren’t they part of the DR plan? The revolution the cloud has brought to business is making enterprise-caliber applications accessible to everyone. 15 years ago, if you had a small business with, say 5 employees, having […]
Why Disaster Recovery Testing is a Must
Just about every organization that takes recovery seriously has some kind of disaster recovery (DR) plan in place. It should be detailed, spelling out what needs to be recovered, in what circumstances, how, in what order, and how quickly it all needs to happen. But at the end of the day, a plan is just theory; it […]
Ransomware Increases in Frequency and Cost as Organizations Fail to Backup
Ransomware remains one of 2019’s most concerning attacks, and industry data is showing that those responsible for ransomware attacks are improving their game. One attack that continually generates revenue for cybercriminals is ransomware. While specific attack techniques change over time, the premise is still the same: encrypt critical data and systems for ransom. And, from the […]
Reasons the Success of Disaster Recovery Testing is in the Details
When you think about putting together a disaster recovery (DR) test plan, thoughts almost always go to which servers need to be included, what user accounts are involved, what applications will be impacted, and more.  But then there are all the very specific details that are needed to ensure the success of a recovery.  For […]
Why Simulation is the Only Way to Test Disaster Recovery
You’ve got this really well thought out DR plan.  It’s got every detail you and the DR team can think of, it covers every contingency, explains each step in gross detail, and – for all intents and purposes – is near perfect.   But how do you know? Even if you’ve read, re-read, and even re-re-read it […]
3 Reasons Why Your Disaster Recovery Testing Plan is Lacking
Building a testing plan from the disaster recovery (DR) plan is often not the easiest task.  Looking past the simple “which workloads are critical?” discussions, DR testing is where “the rubber meets the road” and you put the plan through its measures.  So, you need to be certain that what you’re testing will adequately represent both the […]
Why Aren’t You Already Protecting Your Office 365 Data?
Organizations simply using Office 365 without any thought of backing up the data they use daily in the world’s most popular office platform are putting operations at risk. Most organizations are using some or all of Office 365’s premiere services, which include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams. These offerings make up a material […]
The “D” in DRaaS Should Stand for “Detailed”
DRaaS is much more than just implementing an ability to recover in the cloud. It involves many parts of the business and IT coming together to define what recovery should look like. The idea of disaster recovery in the cloud is more than simply pointing your backup solution to a cloud target and pressing “Restore”. […]
3 Reasons Why You Should Let Someone Else Handle Your Backup and Disaster Recovery
Most IT pros really know their stuff. They architect complex networks, implement applications and services, and wrap security around it all to create a functioning digital ecosystem within the organization. So, it normally falls to these same capable sets of hands to address the organization’s disaster recovery.  But many organizations choose to leverage managed services, […]