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5 Reasons Why Ransomware is a Threat Now More than Ever

Ransomware attacks have been in the news a lot recently and are affecting companies of all sizes and industries. Why does this keep happening when the repercussions are so profound? We give you 5 simple reasons. 1. There Are Many Vulnerable Targets Ransomware doesn’t discriminate when it comes to choosing their target. Attackers know that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and local governments, due to their limited resources, are a good place to target because…
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You Guys Can Just Restore My VMs to Your Environment for Disaster Recovery, Right?

Quick Answer: Sure we can! But... This question often comes up when a client is looking for offsite backup, but wants the ability to do offsite disaster recovery (DR) without having to pay for our DR as a Service (DRaaS). They want to have DR capabilities, but not the associated costs (unless a major event happened). The question is logical. Since Managecast would hold a copy of the client's data in the form of backups…
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The Neglected Art of Data Protection

By Nathan Golden, Cloud Backup Guy Being in business for 20 years, and in the IT industry for 30, it is clear to me the art of data protection is sorely neglected in the majority of organizations from large to small. A report by US cyber-security firm Recorded Future published in May highlighted a spike in ransomware attacks targeting US cities. Previous victims include Lynn, Massachusetts, Riviera City, Florida, and Baltimore, Maryland, just to name a few.…
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Veeam, Cloud Backup and the Insanity of Periodic Full Backups

I have been seeing a lot of attention being given to very low cost storage providers like Wasabi, Backblaze, and also public storage providers such as AWS to point Veeam offsite backups. Never do I see mentioned that these solutions require a full backup to be performed periodically, over the internet. Think about that for a second. A cloud backup solution that requires you to perform full backups regularly? That is, quite frankly, INSANE! Organizations…
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What is VEEAM?

I've Heard Of It, But What Is It? You may have heard of Veeam and have a vague idea of what it does. Veeam is a software company that was founded in 2006 with a great growth story. In 2008, with 10 employees, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication - a software application to backup and copy virtual machines on VMware's increasingly popular virtualization platform. Today, as of 2018, Veeam has 2000 employees and revenue of…
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Backup VS Disaster Recovery (DR)

Several years ago your main, and usually only option for disaster recovery was to take backup media and perform a restore onto new hardware. This means copying a large amount of data from backup media back to a server. We call this "Backup Recovery" or "Standard Recovery".  It's the process most people are used to and the standard method for decades. As data volumes have exponentially expanded, combined with an "always on" culture of today's…
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