This Week in Data (June 26, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jun 27, 2015 8:00:00 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 we saw a system failure cause a serious bottleneck for the U.S. State Department, 5G networks are expected to officially arrive in the next five years, and IBM is taking artificial intelligence somewhere it's never been - the dinner table.

Check out the graphic below for all five stories, and scroll through the links at the bottom of the page if you want to get all the juicy details behind any of the headlines.

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Topics: TWID

When It Comes to Backup, Reliability Is Key

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

A few months back, we wrote a post highlighting the fact that 30% of people have never run a backup of their data. That number is staggering, but on the flip side it also means that 70% of people HAVE run a backup. What we don't know in all of this is how many of that 70% were running consistent backups on a reliable system.

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Topics: Backups, server backup, backup strategy

This Week in Data (June 19, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jun 19, 2015 9:30:00 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 saw a password locker company fall victim to a security breach, hundreds of millions of Samsung users are at risk of having their mobile data stolen, and even Major League Baseball teams are now in the mix when it comes to data breaches.

Check out the graphic below for all five stories, and scroll through the links at the bottom of the page if you want to get all the juicy details behind any of the headlines.

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Topics: TWID

6 Notorious Cases of Data Loss All Hosting Providers Can Learn From

Posted by Mary McCoy on Jun 17, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Since the dawn of time, people have misplaced things and information has been lost. Whether it be through the manipulation of ancient manuscripts or the improper configuring of computer scripts, all data has the potential to be compromised or lost completely. As hosting providers, protecting sensitive client data is part of your job description, so every known case of data loss offers an opportunity to learn and refine your technology and internal processes. What are some of the most notable instances over the years (or centuries)? Keep reading!

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Topics: data recovery, data loss

This Week in Data (June 12, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jun 13, 2015 6:30:00 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 saw a major breach that exposed the records of millions of federal employees in the U.S., a security researched rained on the parade of many iCloud users, and France is pushing for more extensive enforcement of its Right to be Forgotten law.

Check out the graphic below for all five stories, and scroll through the links at the bottom of the page if you want to get all the juicy details behind any of the headlines.

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Topics: TWID

New Study Diagnoses 30% of Servers as "Comatose"

Posted by Mary McCoy on Jun 10, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Servers don't just take up a lot of space. They also eat up a lot of a hosting provider's budget. When you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not more) on physical equipment, you need to ask yourself whether you are getting the maximum return on investment (ROI) in your data center.

A new study by Anthesis Group, a global sustainability consultancy, and Stanford researcher Jonathan Koomey finds that up to 30% of servers are in a "comatose" condition. That is, they are turned on and using electricity, but have not delivered information or computing services in at least six months.

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Topics: Continuous Data Protection, server backup, block-level backup

This Week in Data (June 5, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Jun 5, 2015 7:00:00 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 we saw Gartner reaffirm Amazon's leading role in the public IaaS space, two major flaws are leaving millions of Mac and PC users vulnerable to some major attacks, and researchers say that nearly one-third of physical servers are sitting idle in data centers.

Want to get the rest of the stories? Check below for the headlines in our weekly infographic, and you can find the links for each story further down on the page.

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Topics: TWID

The Big Three: Components that Set R1Soft Apart

Posted by Ben Barker on Jun 3, 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

This Week in Data (May 29, 2015)

Posted by Ben Barker on May 29, 2015 11:30:58 AM

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"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, Peak Hosting increased its presence after it added two new data centers in the United States. Meanwhile, Thinkst is doing its best to help lure hackers into a honey pot trap, while a recent Google study shows that "secret questions" aren't very useful. 

Want to get the rest of the stories? Check below for the headlines in our weekly infographic, and you can find the links for each story further down on the page.

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Topics: TWID

We Want to Hear from YOU! Does Your Backup Stack Up? [POLL]

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 27, 2015 9:53:34 AM

Are you getting the most out of your backup solution? Maybe you're not currently offering business continuity as a service, but recognize the offering as a new revenue stream and are open to shopping around. When it comes to the protection of your customers' data, you can never be too safe. You may not know all the BDR bells and whistles available to you. Did you know you can backup every 15 minutes without overtaxing servers? Perhaps you'd like the ability to move or copy data from one server to the other. Whatever you're looking for in your backup solution, we want to know! Keep reading to take part in our poll.

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Topics: Backups, data protection, disaster recovery, block-level backup