This Week in Data (March 27, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 27, 2015 11:50:37 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we found out that one-fifth of websites contain known vulnerabilities, Android user data is once again at risk, and RadioShack is taking its customers' personal data up for sale. 

Wan to read more? Check out the infographic below, then click on the links at the bottom of the page to read all the gritty details about each  and every story.

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Topics: TWID

30% of People Have Never Backed Up; Let's Change That

Posted by Ben Barker on Mar 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Backup is important no matter who you are. Of course, some files are more important than others, but nobody likes losing their data. March 31 is World Backup Day, and according to the website, 30% of people have NEVER performed a backup of their data. Pretty staggering statistic, huh?

World Backup Day should serve as a time to backup your data, but also as a time to spread awareness about the importance of data protection. You may understand the risks that come along with expanding backup windows, but do your end clients? I'm willing to bet that web hosting providers don't often play into that 30% of the population that has never performed a backup. With World Backup Day approaching, take some time to make data backup a selling point and emphasize its importance to those who might not realize it.

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Topics: data protection, data recovery, data loss, backup strategy

This Week in Data (March 20, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 20, 2015 10:08:00 AM


"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we found out that GoDaddy may soon be valued at more than $2 billion, IBM says that more than a billion personal records were leaked last year, and yet another cyber attack on a healthcare insurer my affect more than 11 million people. Ouch.

Looking for the rest of the story? Take a look at the infographic below, then click on the links at the bottom of the page to read more details about each story.

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Topics: TWID

R1Soft is Making a Splash at WHD 2015 in Rust, Germany

Posted by Courtney Margossian on Mar 17, 2015 8:17:00 AM

R1Soft will be attending World Hosting Days again for 2015!  This is one of the premier shows for the hosting industry, and as R1Soft is the industry's most trusted name for server backup, attending is a requirement that we absolutely love fulfilling every spring.

Each year this show gets bigger and better, with more than 6,000 attendees from around the globe, an ever-improving agenda, and cutting edge technology. WHD's annual event in Germany provides the opportunity to meet with industry leaders and provides a spring board to get ahead of your competition. If you're in the hosting industry and looking to establish a global presence, WHD.global is a must-attend.

Need more convincing? Here are a few reasons that we personally look forward to attending WHD.global each spring. 

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Topics: Events, Announcements

This Week in Data (March 13, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 13, 2015 1:05:00 PM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week yet another European data retention law was shut down by a district court, Google is doing everything from finding hardware vulnerabilities to providing 4G connection via balloon, and Microsoft is sharing its new server designs with the world.

Want to get the full scoop? Check out the infographic below then click on the links near the bottom of the page to read more about each story.

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Topics: TWID

Server Sales Hit $50.9 Billion in 2014! That's a Lot to Backup

Posted by Ben Barker on Mar 10, 2015 7:35:00 AM

 

Now more than ever, having an efficient backup strategy is essential. According to an article on The Whir, worldwide server sales in 2014 were up 2.3 percent from 2013, rising the overall expenditure to $50.9 billion and the overall units shipped to 9.2 million. With the world investing this much money in servers, it's clear that having a reliable backup strategy is important. Any time you invest a significant amount of money in something, it only makes good business sense to protect that investment to the best of your abilities, right?

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This Week in Data (March 6, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 6, 2015 11:25:42 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we heard news of yet another vulnerability tied to OpenSSL, whispers about upcoming products from both Google and Microsoft, and an analyst's thoughts on the worth of the world's largest cloud provider. 

Scroll down to get the scoop on each story, and click the links below the graphic if you feel like diving into the full details. And, as always, please feel free to let us know if we missed an important story this week.

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Topics: TWID

Have You Outgrown Your Current Backup Solution?

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 4, 2015 6:30:00 AM

In this fast-paced, digital age it's becoming more and more common to hear about startups that suddenly experience extreme growth spurts in a matter of weeks. With this type of rapid growth, it tends to be painfully obvious to the leaders of the business that new infrastructure, processes, and tools need to be implemented in order to feed the continued growth. Because the growing pains are so acute in these situations they become more obvious and tend to be addressed fairly quickly.

The hosting industry is a bit different, though. The industry has seen solid growth over the last few years and, while some hosting providers grow more rapidly than others, we have typically seen moderate, steady growth for small and medium businesses in this market. While this consistency is great, it can create an atmosphere where those growing pains start occurring in the background without the leaders of the company realizing they exist. As a result, it can be a lot more difficult for steadily growing hosting providers to realize when they need to invest in improved infrastructure or tools.

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Topics: backup strategy

This Week in Data (February 27, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Feb 27, 2015 2:00:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week saw a historic ruling on Net Neutrality from the FCC, a big announcement about fiber optic internet connections coming into another major city, and an investigation into the failed hacking attempt by the U.S. and British governments.

There were pleny of other major stories that we didn't cover, so let us know what other big news caught your eye this week by commenting below. 

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The Big Three: Components of "High-Performance" Backups

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 25, 2015 6:30:00 AM

When it comes to backing up your data, you need to be sure that you're choosing the right solution. Your backup solution has to be fast, reliable and efficient in order to keep you data fully protected and your business fully operational. 

But how do you know if you're making the right choice?

"The Big Three" was created to convey the expertise of our industry-leading R1Soft team in short, digestible bites. With each installment, you'll be able to walk away with a few helpful pieces of information that you can apply to your current business practices.

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Topics: How-To, backup strategy, The Big Three