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Don’t Make Headlines for the Wrong Reasons – Stop Ransomware Before It Stops Your Business

By Andrew Flint | December 11, 2017

Did you hear the story about the email provider that had its 3 million accounts hacked?  Or the credit reporting company that suffered a massive data breech? Or even the major election that may or may not have been influenced by foreign governments through bots, advertising platform exploits, and fake…

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What’s in Store for IT Infrastructure in 2018?

By Steve Lamb | November 28, 2017

We looked into our crystal ball and this is what we found. Rise in Ransomware Expect an increase in malicious attacks in 2018. Juniper Research tells us that the cyber crimes will create $2.1 trillion in business losses by 2019! That’s a lot of money! Artificial Intelligence AI will minimize human…

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Ransomware: Holy Sh!t, The Threat Is Even Bigger Than We Thought

By Steve Lamb | November 1, 2017

Last week, I participated in a panel presentation on ransomware. It was titled “Ransomware: You are Not Immune.” The title of the panel presentation should have been “Holy Sh!t, The Threat is Even Bigger Than We Realized”. I was there as the expert on how to protect your data from…

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I Don’t WannaCry

By Andrew Flint | July 20, 2017

Surely there were already enough challenges in the data center. Delivering all the data services to the organization while simultaneously dealing with the time, effort and costs associated with your ever-escalating capacity volumes. That should really be enough to worry about. Did we really need something else to keep us…

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How Data Governance Addresses the Risks of Data Residency and Sovereignty

By Andrew Flint | June 5, 2017

Do you have a solid data governance plan in place? Is it up to date? Do you have any way to actually achieve it? If not, you might be at risk of rubbing the wrong way against the current data residency and data sovereignty rules and regulations. With your eye…

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QoS Is Essential for Storage

By Andrew Flint | February 13, 2017

As one of the core features of ioFABRIC Vicinity, Quality of Service (QoS) helps our customers achieve reliable performance, capacity, data protection, and cost targets for each application’s needs. But there is some confusion about how QoS works, and why it is so important to your storage environment. What is…

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Cut the Crapex, Part 3: Save on CAPEX Using Software-Defined Storage

By Andrew Flint | December 1, 2016

According to survey and social data from Spiceworks, IT budgets are stagnating. Buyers don’t expect to see a boost to their budget – for critical items like new hardware, staff, or training – any time in the near future. And that means that growth decisions are likely to be made…

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Say What? All The Software-Defined Storage Jargon, Defined

By Lori Steuart | October 24, 2016

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re new to the world of storage, you’ve no doubt encountered terminology, acronyms, and jargon that made your head spin. Here’s an A-Z list of the most common jargon you’ll encounter in the software-defined storage space (and yes, we’ll define that, too!), so you…

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Millennials – You Should Work for a Startup

By Lori Steuart | June 6, 2016

As a generation, Millennials are uniquely positioned to take risks – because we have less to lose. In the wake of the 2008 crash, those of us graduating from school were now competing with highly experienced workers. Career-oriented positions became coveted, and, with thousands of applicants competing for an entry-level…

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