Ransomware is everywhere. It causes huge disruption by encrypting data on computer storage, so that it cannot be read, with a ransom to pay to decrypt/recover it. This criminal activity is very common, causing enormous damage to both small and large organizations, with victims paying millions of dollars (usually in Bitcoin) to undo the damage. Often, crucial data is permanently lost. Criminal organizations profit and this activity is on the rise.
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus According to the dictionary, a vault is “a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored”. You might consider bringing your media to an actual bank, but there are other alternatives that might
by Marc M. Batschkus – Read part 1 – Implementing the Archive with P5 Archive Once you know the who, what and how you can start looking at the details of your Archive implementation.
by Marc M. Batschkus An Archive is many things to many people. From reference to re-purposing, from monetization to service for clients, there are many perspectives on what an Archive can be and do. Since the perspectives vary so much, a closer
By Dr. Marc Batschkus It is easy to forget how many codecs become obsolete over time. Even once popular codecs become outdated. Some cameras used their own codecs and thus became part of the workflow. How many of your files
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus As much as networked computers give us the benefit of accessing almost anything anytime, they are also vulnerable to online threats and ransomware. Including this notion in the planning for Backup and data security helps
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus The most robust metadata that you can have is the file name. It can travel through different operating systems and file systems. The file name is the only metadata that is available all the time.
When maximum security and business continuity are required the Backup process becomes a strategic meaning. To fulfil this special role, the P5 server can have a redundant failover instance. Archiware P5 can be configured to run on two separate host
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus QNAP offers NAS devices in a wide range of capacity and performance. They can be used as shared storage for workgroups and companies and/or as a target for a Backup. You can also combine these
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Preserving precious files for the long-term can be a challenge. The longer data resides on spinning disk, the higher the risk that it is affected by either human error or malware affecting the storage. Human
By Marijan Kozic If there is one thing that is absolutely true for any business today, it is the fact that data is the new gold. Business continuity directly depends on data safety, and companies large and small are rightfully
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Small businesses face a lot of challenges. They have to compete with their services and presentation against much bigger companies. And, sometimes they want to look bigger than they are to attract customers. Their data
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Introduction Above all, the top reason to start archiving is to free up space on production storage. After all, having an investment in storage expansion can even make the archive pay off financially. Archive definition:
By David Fox Introduction In this article, we’ll explore the risks posed by ransomware and how to mitigate them by planning and implementing a thorough backup strategy that is resistant to the threats posed by malicious software. Large-scale ransomware attacks are
Pure is Archware’s VMware backup software, and with the release of Pure version 2, there are some interesting and useful new possibilities for backing up virtual machines hosted on VMware servers. In this article we’ll explore what has changed and
by David Fox With the release of Archiware P5 version 5.5, backup and archive to cloud storage are supported. There are various options and providers for cloud storage, this article aims to explain how this works and how to set
By David Fox Executive Summary: Archiving and backing up data to the cloud is often slower than writing to local tape or disk, due to internet upload speeds limiting the data transfer rate available. By employing an AWS Snowball device,
By David Fox For organisations of all sizes, hosting a centralised P5 server in the cloud allows backup of multiple sites/offices back to a secure, centrally managed resource. This provides greater flexibility compared with using a commercial hosted solution. The
By David Fox P5 Backup2Go is Archiware’s workstation backup product, it reads from the workstations disks and writes to a central disk-based repository. Here, many time-based snapshots of the workstations data are retained and available to restore from.
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus and Marijan Kozic The benefits of virtualization have triggered its incredible popularity amongst IT professionals. With its ease of use and consolidation of hardware, discarding many separate servers for individual services becomes a no-brainer.