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How Does Your 2020 DR Plan Need to Change?

With each passing year, disaster recovery changes. Most of the time, those changes relate to faster and faster recoveries, as well as protection from net threats like ransomware. In 2020 the pressure to recover even faster remains critical, but there

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MSP Agent or Provider – What Do Customers Want?

In the Lightboard Video below, Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President at Asigra, and I discuss the business of being a managed service provider (MSP). In the video, we discuss how MSPs can build value into their businesses by investing in

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Lightboard Video: MSPs Need to Build Value

Managed Service Providers (MSP) are survivors of the reseller purge seen in the early 2000s, or their founders are trying to be careful to avoid the mistakes made in that era. These organizations prevent the sale of one-time solutions and

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Bringing an OpEx Model to the Data Protection Service Provider

A managed service provider (MSP) that offers a data protection service typically provides backup, recovery and high availability capabilities to their customers in the form of a subscription based service. In some cases those providers enjoy a similar pricing model

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What’s the Hole in Your Ransomware Protection Strategy?

Over on the Aparavi Blog, Vicki Grey cited a recent study by The Herjavec Group, which indicated that ransomware attacks are on the rise. The report also states that ransomware attacks hit businesses every 14 seconds in 2019, and will

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Surviving the Multiple Data Protection App Reality

Most organizations have more than one backup application, in fact most have three to four and are finding the number of backup applications they need to protect the organizations assets is increasing. At the same time industry and governmental requirements

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Struggling with Data Privacy? Consider Intelligent Data Management

Regulations have proliferated beyond a concentration in a single industry (such as the financial community) or geographical region (such as Europe). Companies do business globally, and the importance of data is causing new regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act

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What Constitutes a Complete Data Protection Platform?

Endpoint protection has frequently been treated as an expensive hassle that is not worth it. However, for a number of reasons, organizations can no longer risk leaving employees’ laptops, tablets and other devices unprotected. The major concern is that data

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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Rethinking Your Data Governance Strategy for Compliance

In today’s era of regulations, the role of archive and long-term retention data is changing dramatically. No longer can data simply be shipped off to a “cheap and deep” repository with the hope that it will never need to be

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