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The battle cry after WannaCry: How to get past ransomware attacks

The WannaCry ransomware that just hit more than 150 nations serves as a sobering reminder of the damage cybercriminals can inflict. Apparently stolen from the National Security Agency, the malicious software shut down government computers from Brazil to Russia, along with hospitals and financial institutions worldwide. It took a 22-year-old British security researcher – puttering around on vacation, no less – to stop WannaCry by tripping a kill switch in its code.

Developing a Data Backup Strategy

Whether it has been natural disasters or hacking incidents, recent crises have served as a dramatic reminder that it takes a lot to get back in business following a disruption. Complete disaster recovery means setting up a fully functioning physical or virtual infrastructure, establishing all necessary network connectivity and capability, and getting the enterprise up and running in the amount of time required by the organization’s strategy. One of the first steps to recovery is restoring data, applications and services from backups.

Has The Cloud Eliminated The Need For Tape?

As businesses replace more of their physical computing resources with virtualized IT in the cloud, many are wondering if cloud-based Backup as a Service (BaaS) or more comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) have finally eliminated the need for tape.

Disaster Recovery as a Response to Ransomware

Analysts, media, and cybersecurity experts have called 2016 the year of ransomware. In 2017, attacks could well increase to record levels. Companies need to do all they can to implement the physical, technical and administrative precautions to safeguard their data against this threat and to comply with all relevant security requirements. A qualified DRaaS provider can help companies defend against and respond to ransomware attacks by offering the services, systems and technologies to keep their backups secure and provide the space and support for successful recovery.

Recovery Point Response To Gartner 10 Questions For Draas Providers

In the Gartner report “10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers” Released on March 23 2016, leading Gartner analysts posed 10 strategic questions that IT and operations leaders need to ask when considering a DRaaS services provider. It’s a thought provoking report on a hot topic in the industry and we at Recovery Point decided to provide you with the answers we would give based on our view of the DRaaS market.

Addressing Disaster Recovery Challenges of the Hybrid Datacenter

From our work and conversations with current and prospective Disaster Recovery customers, we know that IT organizations are contemplating or already making the transition from traditional single site bricks and mortar datacenters to a hybrid model of multi-site production spread across public and private cloud and colocation components.

Building Client Confidence in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

A new concept just a few years ago, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has now become a leading use-case for hybrid cloud and an attractive alternative to traditional, dedicated disaster recovery. An IDG survey of 1,600 companies, for example, lists DRaaS as the number two driver on the list of workloads executives are moving to hybrid cloud. The research firm MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global DRaaS and business continuity market to grow from an estimated $640.8 million in 2013 to $5.77 billion by 2018: a compounded annual growth rate of 55.2%

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