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Utility Versus Fully Managed Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery are often neglected by organizations until it is too late, and a disaster has drastically impacted their bottom line. Many companies go with the cheaper alternative of a utility service provider when they should be utilizing a fully managed cloud service provider. From the one-person office to the largest enterprise and anywhere in between, every company has information that needs to be managed, backed-up, and stored. In reality, too many…
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Enabling Veeam Remote Management

Whether you are a new customer of ours or have been protecting your data with us for a while, there are many reasons to enable Remote Management on your Veeam B&R or Veeam Agent Installations. Remote Logging: This allows us to see a more detailed description of what is going wrong. Without Remote Logging, we only see info on jobs that sends data to us, and very limited info if something fails. With it on,…
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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 (DR), 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 periodic full backup to be performed 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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