December 06, 2017
Ransomware made international headlines in backup 2017 news, and vendors looked to mitigate its effects. Vendors were also busy with acquisitions and hyper-converged backup.
November 28, 2017
The Scarab ransomware received an upgrade, and researchers have seen it being spread via the Necurs botnet, meaning the malware can spread to millions in a handful of hours.
November 09, 2017
Ransomware attacks on SMBs have increased, according to a recent survey, but backup and disaster recovery platforms can calm data protection fears. An estimated 5% of SMBs worldwide fell victim to ...
October 30, 2017
Security researchers found a way to recover data locked by the Bad Rabbit ransomware without paying, and others said money might not have been the driver of the attacks.
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Flat backup uses snapshots and replication to provide cost-efficient data protection and quick recovery. What do you need to know to make it work in your storage system? Continue Reading
Protection against ransomware can save a business money and time in the event of an attack. It's critical to plan ahead with BC/DR and security work. Continue Reading
New approaches to disaster recovery planning, cloud DR and virtualized DR have grown in popularity as cybersecurity threats have arisen and shaped the market. Continue Reading
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To thrive, disaster recovery providers must keep up with the times. Converging backup and DR, fighting ransomware and properly using the cloud are important elements. Continue Reading
For the past 15 years, Storage magazine has identified the hottest data storage technology trends you'll want to follow in the coming year. All of our selections may be "newish" tech, but they're also tried and true, having demonstrated their effectiveness and worth in the data center. You won't find anything bleeding edge on our list -- only proven and widely available technologies made the cut. Honorees for the hottest data storage technology trends of 2018 cover a wide spectrum of storage tech, from predictive analytics to ransomware protection to converged secondary storage, multi-cloud and nonvolatile memory express over fabrics.
Although we do our best to predict the hottest data storage technology trends, sometimes our crystal ball isn't as clear as we would like. Once again, we've included a report card on how last year's picks panned out. And, as a bonus, we've provided a list of storage trends that aren't quite ready for prime time and didn't make our 2018 hot tech list. There's always 2019 for those technologies!
Not all backups are created equal or even follow the traditional model of only copying files that have changed since the last backup to a storage device on a media server. Take the concept of backup-less backups, commonly called flat backups. Here, storage-level snapshots created on a server or filer are backed up and replicated to another server filer. This is different from a typical backup in a couple ways: There's no media server, and the protected copy is just that, a copy -- in the same format as the original data. Find out more about backup-less backup, the vendors that offer it and how you can best make use of the technology for your organization.Continue Reading
Zero-day exploits are more dangerous than ever, but so is applying an untested patch to live systems. Without a strategy to quickly validate patches -- outside of production -- you're playing with fire. Continue Reading
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Expert Ed Moyle looks at ransomware in the cloud and how it differs from traditional ransomware attacks. Find out how your organization can prepare for both. Continue Reading
Our hot data storage technology trends for 2018 include predictive storage analytics, ransomware protection, converged secondary storage, multi-cloud and NVMe over Fabrics. Continue Reading
While a black swan incident shut down Code Spaces, IT service providers and their customers can avoid a similar outcome, if they devise a comprehensive data protection plan. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Ransomware Issues
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A ransomware attack is not your typical data loss event. Some data protection vendors get the picture and are incorporating ransomware-specific features in their products. Continue Reading
Embracing diversity in cybersecurity could go a long way toward improving companies' data security efforts, according to cybersecurity expert Tarah Wheeler. Continue Reading
Data backups are not invincible to threats, and ransomware is no exception to that rule. Backups may help to reverse the damage done by an attack, but that's not their only use. Continue Reading