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Trust But Verify: Cloud Security Infographic

Lilac Schoenbeck

In a survey we recently completed with Enterprise Management Associates, it became clear that while security technologies are heavily deployed in cloud, nearly 50% of security folks are forced to just trust in the security and compliance of their cloud vendors.

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Topics: Compliance, survey, security

Eyes Wide Open to Cloud Security Challenges in the UK

Monica Brink

IT leaders in the UK are clearly going in with their eyes wide open to the security and compliance challenges associated with cloud adoption - and this bodes well for increasing levels of cloud usage in the future.

You're probably not surprised to learn that a recent study of 400 senior IT decision makers from medium and large organisations in the UK, France and Germany found that new cloud-based solutions (56 percent) and data security (50 percent) are the key areas of investment for IT departments in the UK this year.

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Topics: EMEA

Buying cloud is just like packing for a trip

Lilac Schoenbeck

I have often been challenged to write blogs that link cloud or DR to something utterly random - like Downton Abbey or ice cream. Let me start by saying - this is not one of those blogs (but you're welcome to leave suggestions - I welcome them). 

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Topics: IaaS, security

IT Disaster Planning Can Be Fun!

Lilac Schoenbeck

Ok, that may be a stretch title. But, stick with me. 

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Topics: DRaaS, backup

Getting Practical about UK Cloud Security Challenges

Monica Brink

Cloud_Security.jpgWith cloud adoption speeding up in the UK and across Europe, it’s encouraging to see the conversation move from cloud adoption challenges (often centred around security and compliance) towards practical ways to address them. This BBC article touches on some of the practical ways of addressing cloud security including:

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Topics: security

Picking the Right Tools to Power Up Your Business Continuity Plan

Lilac Schoenbeck

When I was young - probably 8 or 9 - my parents refused to get me a gaming system. They never actually got me one, but it hurt most during the years best described as the heyday of Nintendo. Or at least, the first heyday. 

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Topics: DRaaS, backup, webinar

The Compliance Button Fell Off

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of my dearest friends is sort of mystified by technology. She's brilliant, carries advanced degrees, and is professionally called "Doctor." But, while she eagerly uses her myriad of technologies, her way of making sense of them - even jokingly - is decidedly entertaining to a technologist.

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Topics: Compliance, ECS-AS

The Continuity Tools Explained: Replication

Brandon Cottrell

This is the third blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots - and the second covered Backup. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn't, and how you might want to use them in your environment.

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Topics: DRaaS, backup

The Continuity Tools Explained: Backups

Brandon Cottrell

This is the second blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots - and the third will cover Replication. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn't, and how you might want to use them in your environment.

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Topics: DRaaS, backup

Deeply Under Water: Houston Flooding and DRaaS

Lilac Schoenbeck

On Monday night, Jennifer Brenner, our SVP of Marketing, texted me: If the water rises another 2 feet, I'm moving the furniture upstairs. 

iland is a Houston-based company. And, while I live in Boston, where I'm plagued by snow emergencies for 4 months of the year, Houston's brand of weather disaster always feels more liquid. Water. Everywhere. So, when Jenn sent me the message, I got a bit worried.

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Topics: DRaaS

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