You can never know when a disaster will occur to your cloud infrastructure. You can, however, prepare a cloud disaster recovery plan that enables you to restore operations quickly whenever disaster does strike your cloud. This article explains how. Continue reading
Choosing between NAS or iSCSI SAN is one of the cornerstones of modern data centers. The times when NAS was ridiculously slow to be used as a backend storage are gone. Now the choice is not so easy, so we are going to explain the main differences between NAS and iSCSI storage. Continue reading
Introduction: What is WORM compliance?
WORM (write once, read many), is a storage system concept. Developers designed it to protect information that an organization does not want to be destroyed or altered in any way. With WORM-compliant storage, you can transfer information to a storage device or cloud storage, but, once you transfer the information, it cannot be changed. WORM compliance also requires a second form of storage (at minimum) as a backup in the event that a drive is stolen or destroyed. Because WORM compliance demands that data be unalterable, in cases where access is necessary, that access is restricted to read-only. Continue reading
It can be easy to assume that business continuity and disaster recovery are synonyms for the same thing. In reality, however, these terms business continuity and disaster recovery have very different definitions. Although they are related concepts, the tools, processes, and goals associated with disaster recovery and business continuity vary significantly.
This article defines business continuity and disaster recovery discusses the differences between them and explains how to build a disaster recovery solution that addresses business continuity needs. Continue reading
Information is the lifeblood of any organization, particularly when it is used to create valuable business insights or provide a competitive advantage. It is therefore essential that data – in whatever form it takes – is stored securely, but is also instantly accessible when needed. Continue reading
ITAR is a set of rules that regulates your data management when your company deals with US military organizations. In this article, we are going to cover what ITAR compliance means, why you need ITAR-compliant cloud storage, and when it may be necessary for your company’s operations. Continue reading
A cybercriminal could be just one email away from gaining complete access to your data. One phishing email can bypass most of your cybersecurity protocols and take over your networks, stealing all your most valuable data.
Cybercriminals have numerous tricks to convince potential email readers to open an attachment, click a link, or provide confidential information. From creating spam websites to uploading a harmful virus into your systems through emails, their tactics are constantly evolving, and it has become more difficult to counter these kinds of attacks with standard cybersecurity protocols. Continue reading
Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage provider and the first name that comes to most people's minds when searching for a cloud-based storage solution for business.
Yet there are disadvantages to using Dropbox for Business, such as Dropbox's storage limits and its cost.
Fortunately, the cloud storage market is crowded, and there are many Dropbox alternatives for business. This article discusses several other tools for cloud-based file storage and collaboration. Continue reading
Microsoft OneDrive for Business is an online storage solution, with licenses starting at $5 per month. It makes sharing and collaborating on business files easy, with access available from all devices, powerful search tools, and advanced security features for maximum data protection.
Ever since Microsoft shifted its primary attention from on-premise Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other business solutions, it’s done a great job in moving all these apps to the cloud. Office 365 provides its users with the familiar convenient interface and ensures the security of their data no matter what.
But although Office 365 guarantees 100% uptime, it still can’t protect you from data loss. The built-in Office 365 backup options are quite limited and can only give you basic protection. Continue reading