Entries by Dean Nicolls

10 Ways DRaaS Can Save Your Bacon

Names can be so misleading. Take baking soda.  Many of us think of baking soda as only an ingredient used for baking, or maybe something that helps to keep our refrigerators odor-free. But baking soda has many other uses, and is surprisingly good for your health and home, too. The use cases for baking soda […]

Announcing the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for DRaaS

This week, Gartner released its annual Magic Quadrant report on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). While Infrascale was named a Leader in this evolving space – an accomplishment of which we’re fiercely proud – there are other notable market shifts in the report. We believe Gartner’s own scoring criteria, for example, can be very […]

Tape Backup and Disaster Recovery Just Don’t Mix

This isn’t going to be a finger-wagging post, but let’s look at some jaw dropping stats. A 2016 study of 400 IT professionals found that many organizations are still using an outdated approach to backup and disaster recovery.  This includes 36% of respondents who do not perform data backups at all and 44% of respondents […]

Ransomware Victims : A Tale of Two Ransomware Victims

I have often touted how DRaaS should be deployed to mitigate the damage, downtime, and data loss associated with a ransomware attack.  But, when one of our partners, Pervasive Solutions, had two clients hit by ransomware victims within 24 hours, it offered powerful real-world evidence of the power of DRaaS. You can read the entire case […]

Disaster Recovery Orchestration | The Importance of Orchestration

The global DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) market has witnessed significant growth in recent years, and is predicted to grow 36% between 2016 and 2024 on a compounded annual basis. This growth has predictably attracted new market entrants and changed the market dynamics. Uptime is an operational imperative. So any form of downtime from an Exchange […]

You Can’t Have Business Agility without Operational Resiliency

These are turbulent times. So, organizations must increasingly stay agile to more readily identify and capture opportunities quicker than their rivals. In fact, nine out of ten executives ranked organizational agility both as critical to business success and as growing in importance over time. The benefits of enhanced agility, include higher revenues, more satisfied customers […]

Why is DRAAS a DRaaS-tically better defense against ransomware?

If your production database or mission-critical application gets infected, how long would it take you to recover? When dealing with today’s ransomware threats, time is your worst enemy. The faster you can detect the encryption, the more time you have to take actions to restore your database or mission-critical application. Simple backup procedures will let […]

Are you (or your customers) at risk for ransomware?

You’ve probably seen the stats by now.  More than 40% of business have been infected by ransomware this year. It’s become so profitable for cyber criminals that it’s expected to be $1 billion+ market by the end of 2016. For partners looking to protect their customers, it’s pretty daunting because once a business is infected, […]