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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

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

This Week in Data (May 22, 2015)

Posted by Ben Barker on May 22, 2015 2:21:49 PM

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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 the LogJam vulnerability is compromising connections between users and servers while vulnerabilities in UC Browser are allowing spy agencies to collect personal information. Additionally, a recent study shows that half of all retail and health care websites were vulnerable in 2014. 

Want to get the rest of the story? 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

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

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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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

INFOGRAPHIC: SingleHop's 2015 Cloud Predictions

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 10, 2015 7:08:00 AM

We would all love to have a crystal ball that tells us what to expect in the future. Unfortunately, they don't exist. However, what does exist is a channel full of well-informed thought leaders who can make predictions on the future based on their past experiences. 

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Topics: cloud, cloud services, cloud computing

Keep Your Data Safe When Disastrous Weather Hits

Posted by Ben Barker on Jan 27, 2015 12:44:00 PM

If you live in the Northeast, you've probably spend the past few days preparing for Winter Storm Juno. Nobody wants to get snowed in without the proper euipment and supplies. Being stuck indoors with no power, no food and no water certainly aren't on most people's mid-week plans.

Keeping yourself safe from a potentially disastrous storm is a priority, but in a perfect world, you'd probably want to protect your data too, right? What happens if the 65 mph winds take down a power line and cut out the power? Or worse, a tree or heavy snow comes down on your place of business? Is your data lost? Do you still have access to it?

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The Big Three: Tips for Getting Ramped up with Server Backup Manager

Posted by Ben Barker on Jan 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

There's nothing worse than being flooded with scores of information that you can't possibly retain. Chunks of otherwise useful knowledge can go in one ear and out the other when you're trying to remember every last detail. That's why we felt it necessary to offer you three high-level tips or strategies that can help better your respective businesses.

"The Big Three" was created to convey the expertise of our amazing R1Soft team in small, easily digestible chunks. 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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