Entries by infrascale

We put the A in ITRA

You are going to be hearing a lot about ITRA in the near future. It is a term that industry pundits devised to denote the next evolution of DRaaS. This is a new acronym that literally means Information Technology Resilience Assurance. According to the Oxford dictionary, Assurance means “a positive declaration intended to give confidence; […]

2018 Proper Disaster Recovery Planning

The backup and disaster recovery industry has seen plenty of changes over the years, but with these changes has also come increased cost and complexity to most BDR environments. If you’re wondering why disaster recovery is so expensive and complex, you aren’t the only one. Most of us are left crossing our fingers and hoping […]

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 […]

Top 5 Ways to Protect Against Ransomware

You’ve seen the headlines — when it comes to ransomware strains like Locky, Wannacry, and Petya, we’re all at risk. What’s more, with the growing ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) trend, cybercrime is now at an all-time high and accessible to nearly anyone. Since the introduction of RaaS, negotiating with hackers is now a business in and of […]

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 A 2016 study of 400 IT professionals found that many organizations are still using an outdated approach to backup and disaster recovery.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 […]