How to Resize Partition: Cross-Platform Guide

In this article, we are going to show how to resize HDD/SSD drive partitions keeping user and system data. Partition resizing is a common task if your hard drive needs to be replaced in any case (except failure) or you would like to reorganize stored data in a new way.

Since there are few major platforms on the market - Windows, Linux, OS X - we are going to overview resizing solutions for all of them. All of these systems have built-in tools and you will learn how to resize partitions with the help of them.

Note: This guide cannot help if your hard drive is broken or unavailable - in such case please restore your data using a previously created backup. Continue reading

Implementing a White-Label Backup Solution as an MSP Offering

White-Label backup service: Requirements

Managed service providers today are always looking to increase the value provided to customers. Part of your suite of services to customers should include data protection, and providing an automated backup service is a great way to satisfy that need. To provide an even more professional brand image, consider offering a white-label backup service, branded with your company name and imaging, that also offers the world-class backup features of the best in breed backup software available on the market today. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Should you back up data to the cloud? The answer will depend on a variety of factors specific to your situation, of course.

In general, however, cloud backups are a good idea. In most cases, you can benefit from cloud storage cost savings by performing backups in the cloud. There are other advantages of cloud backup, too, such as easier access to data.

This article explains why cloud backups can, in many cases, be more cost-effective, provide faster data restoration and deliver higher rates of availability than on-premise backups. Continue reading

Cloud Backup for Small Business

Even as managed service providers move more and more customers to the cloud, there are still customers that believe strongly in "4 walls infrastructure.” In most cases, their mistrust originates from a lack of knowledge and experience. As a managed service provider and an expert that they trust, you can provide knowledge and reassurance.

In today’s article, we’re going to review the three most popular misconceptions regarding cloud backup for small business and explain why they are fundamentally incorrect. In addition, this article will offer ways to help you refute customers’ common arguments regarding cloud backup and security. Continue reading

How to Create a Website for Free Using Amazon Web Services

Creating a website used to be a laborious and costly effort back in the day. Registering a domain, arranging hosting, and configuring DNS settings were usually done through different companies, which made it difficult and time-consuming to create a website from scratch. Those days are thankfully over, as companies like Amazon now offer comprehensive functionality when it comes to creating and maintaining a website. Continue reading

Legal Hold Best Practices

Litigation hold may not be something that most IT professionals think about frequently. However, keeping digital data compliant with the requirements imposed by a litigation hold is essential for protecting an organization during legal proceedings.

This article explains what litigation hold means and how IT teams can respond when they receive a litigation hold notice for data that they manage. Continue reading