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Posts Tagged ‘IT Management’

A Backup, Untested, Is No Backup

Different data storage formats, including USB, hard disk, floppy, SD, etc.

Backups are key to your data’s survival, but even if you have a backup, you are still vulnerable. Some of the biggest reasons are: It’s the first place ransomware encrypts when it infects your systems User error can delete the files or access to them Most backups aren’t complete and recoverable. They have to be…

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ioFABRIC Vicinity – Finalist for Product of the Year!

We are off to a great start in 2018! ioFABRIC is a finalist in the Products of the Year awards from Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com! The annual competition selects the best data management and storage offerings in five categories. ioFABRIC was named in the category of data storage management tools. We are honored to be…

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What’s in Store for IT Infrastructure in 2018?

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 errors, improve operations, and ultimately…

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

data protection against ransomware

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 ransomware, but I learned a…

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QoS Is Essential for Storage

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 storage QoS? Similar to networking…

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

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 can do more than just…

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ioFABRIC Survey Finds Canada’s Medium-size IT Departments Overstretched, Underfunded

Originally published on Cantech Letter Consistent with other studies of the state of IT spending in Canada, Toronto’s ioFABRIC has released its own survey, providing something of a wake-up call for small-to-medium businesses and the state of their IT departments, typified by shrinking budgets, stagnant salaries and a lack of commitment for anything other than urgent…

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2016 Predictions: OpEx Will Be at the Top of Every IT’s List for 2016

Originally published on VMblog.com Despite our best efforts in predicting the direction of the storage industry each year there are always unforeseen events that catch us off guard. Long-gestating acquisitions are suddenly completed revealing bigger bricks still can’t float; companies come out of stealth mode; someone exits their funding rounds with an jaw dropping IPO…

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