Election 2016: World Backup Day Showdown – Phishy vs. Dino

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Mar 24, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As the final week of the campaign kicks off, the Data Loss Gremlins are stepping up their last-minute efforts to bring in the most votes for the biggest data loss threat of the year. Last week Whoopsie Daisy and Scratch battled it out and remained adamant in their ability to corrupt data and leave a lasting impact on your small business customers.

This week we’re introducing two newcomers to the Data Loss Gremlin scene. Both candidates possess the power to destroy small businesses and are formidable opponents for the other six Data Loss Gremlins. With that said, here’s what we know about the newest data loss threats — Phishy and Dino.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Election 2016: World Backup Day Showdown – Whoopsie Daisy vs. Scratch

Posted by Francis Thach on Mar 17, 2016 3:03:30 PM

The big election is approaching, and we don’t mean the Presidential race—the Data Loss Gremlins are competing to determine who will be the biggest data loss threat of 2016.

Mal and Klepto debuted last week and fought about who is the most talented at cybercrime.  Those cyber criminals seem tough to beat, but this week the spotlight is on Whoopsie Daisy and Scratch as they take to the debate stage representing the Error Experts Party.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Election 2016: World Backup Day Showdown – Mal vs. Klepto

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Mar 10, 2016 3:31:21 PM

As the Presidential election is drawing closer, the Data Loss Gremlins are getting excited for their own election, competing to see who will be the biggest data loss threat of 2016.

Last week, Scorch and Mayhem debated which one can wipe out the most data with physical disasters. This week, meet Mal and Klepto of the Cyber Crime Party, both equally abominable in their own right. 

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Election 2016: World Backup Day Showdown – Scorch vs. Mayhem

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 4, 2016 12:30:18 PM

The Presidential election might be the one getting all the headlines these days, but there’s another important contest happening this month. In honor of World Backup Day, which is coming up on March 31, the destructive Data Loss Gremlins are facing off to decide which one will be the biggest data loss threat of 2016.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

The resurgence of tape drives in the era of the cloud?

Posted by Mike Vizard on Dec 21, 2015 12:54:01 PM

In theory, tape drives are supposed to be an extinct technology that was usurped by magnetic disk drives long ago. In reality, tape drives are experiencing a resurgence in the age of the cloud. It turns out that given the need to frequently store data forever now, the economics of tape is resulting in increased usage of the storage medium.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Quiz: Can you pass the cloud backup vocab quiz?

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Aug 3, 2015 4:15:00 PM

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When people in the IT channel talk about cloud backup and data protection, they practically use their own language, and it's not easily deciphered by people outside the industry. From storage devices and business planning tools to techniques used by solution providers, there's more than one way to say almost anything in the IT channel. We know it’s difficult to keep it all straight, but you might just know more than you think.

Test your cloud backup knowledge by taking this fun quiz. Find out how well you know your cloud backup vocabulary and how you stack up against others in the channel. After you’ve completed the quiz below, share your results with your peers—and see if any of them can manage to do better!

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

National Small Business Week: Why your SMB customers need cloud backup

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on May 7, 2015 3:06:00 PM

Happy National Small Business Week! Earlier this week we told you about this event and offered up a few different ways to get involved and celebrate with your SMB customers. Now, while you have the attention of your small business prospects and customers, use the opportunity to educate them on why they need cloud backup.

Start off by reminding them that protecting their data is critical to the continued success of their business. Explain how including cloud backup in their managed services contract will help keep their data safe even if disaster strikes and help make sure they can celebrate National Small Business Week again next year.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery, Backup Management

16 Things the Data Loss Gremlins Hate

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 30, 2015 12:30:00 PM

The troublesome data loss gremlins are always plotting devious new ways to destroy your most important data and ruin your day—and your livelihood. As soon as you let down your guard, they’ll sneak up on you with a nasty surprise, like a security breach, a server meltdown, or a devastating fire that will leave you and your customers scrambling to pick up the pieces.

That doesn’t mean you’re totally defenseless, though. Every data loss gremlin has a weakness, something they hate with a passion because it keeps foiling their evil plans. Knowing what these weaknesses are will help you scare off Scratch, Scorch, Klepto, Mal, Mayhem, and Whoopsie Daisy and keep your data safe.

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Topics: Malware, IT Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Backup and Recovery, Data Loss, Cyber Security

Ask Intronis: How to run more efficient restores for my customers

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Mar 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ask Intronis is a weekly advice column answering common questions from MSPs and IT service providers. It covers topics ranging from pricing and selling to marketing and communications—and everything in between. Submit your questions by emailing AskIntronis@intronis.com.

Q: My MSP business just introduced backup and recovery as a part of our service offering. When we need to perform a restore for a customer, we’re under tight time restrictions and need to get their data back as quickly as possible. So we want to make sure our process for restoring our customer’s data is really efficient. What are some of the best practices we can follow to speed things up and keep our customers happy?

We get it. In today’s crowded MSP market, small businesses are demanding IT solution providers who can deliver nearly 24/7 uptime, and that can be tough to do. When your small business customers experience a server crash or disaster, you’re responsible for restoring their information right away, ideally before they even notice there’s a problem.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery, Ask Intronis

Quiz: Which data loss gremlin are you?

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

With World Backup Day right around the corner, we’ve been spending a lot of time here at Intronis talking about the data loss gremlins and the major threats they represent to MSPs and their small business customers.

The problems the data loss gremlins can cause are serious. According to the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, DC, 93 percent of SMBs that lose data access for 10 or more days are bankrupt in a year.

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Topics: Malware, IT Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Backup and Recovery, Data Loss, Cyber Security

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