Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Pros and Cons of Creating Your Own Data Center

Many midsized and small IT service providers prefer to host cloud solutions in their own data center as opposed to using third-party services. Others prefer not to invest in the infrastructure necessary to maintain their own data center and instead direct their customers to a third-party hosted solution. While it is true that choosing to…
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What to Learn From Dropbox Moving Data Out of Amazon Cloud

Cloud storage giant Dropbox has announced that it will be pulling all its data out of Amazon’s cloud. Dropbox stores tens of billions of files on behalf of nearly 500 million users, allowing users of the service to easily store files on the Internet, send them to others, and synchronize access to them across a…
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File Sync vs. File Backup

The terms “file sync” and “file backup” are often used interchangeably. However, this is erroneous. There are a number of key distinctions between syncing a file and backing up a file, and a failure to properly understand these differences could have catastrophic implications for a business. So, let’s break down the major difference between file…
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Recover from CryptoLocker Virus

We recently had several customers whose server got hit by this nasty virus. While we have been able to restore the latest clean versions of all the files, there are several comments from our customers that I’d like to share here. First of all, a backup solution must be in place and scheduled to run…
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