Connect Mac to Windows File Server

Anyone who has worked in a mixed Mac/Windows shop knows that the two environments have significant compatibility issues. With Acronis Access Connect, organizations can quickly install a simple solution that eliminates these stubborn incompatibility problems, enabling Mac users to exist harmoniously and work productively in a Windows-based environment. Apple Spotlight search works properly. Problems with file naming, file access permissions, network printing, unreliable file transfers, and slow server performance disappear. 
 

Backup for Large Environments

The IT environments grow at a faster pace than the companies they serve. A decade ago, a company with 30 employees would have had half a dozen servers, a couple of dozens of PCs, and that’s it. Nowadays, there may be:

  • Few old physical servers still housing important data and applications
  • Virtual hosts, holding couple dozen virtual machines (VMs), with different applications, and even different hypervisors
  • 35+ PCs and laptops — including some Macs
  • 20-30 VMs in the cloud – in Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, Google, or other IaaS cloud
  • Applications and data in the cloud – most probably Microsoft Office 365
  • Few dozen corporate mobile devices – tablets, phones

All of these devices contain important company data, and need to be backed up – and your existing backup solution may not be able to support all of these, or easily scale along with your hybrid IT evolution. What should you do?

In a world where the scourge of ransomware threatens more and more data, it’s of primary importance to protect your data and backups at every step. That’s why the AV-Test Institute examined the threat protection capabilities of popular backup solutions.

Benjamin Franklin once famously observed “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If he lived today, he might have added “data loss” to that list, since the need to safeguard our data is an everyday part of our tech-infused lives.

Given how digitized today’s tax system is, protecting our tax records is critical. Even the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agrees a backup should be a top priority.

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 17

Coffee Blockchain

The good guys had some wins this week, making the digital world a little bit safer. But it seems the world needs balance—new threats popping up in the place of old ones. Luckily, the innovations weren’t all bad (have you heard about a company that is trying to transform the global coffee supply chain with blockchain?) What tech headlines did you miss last week?

It’s not often that one product so completely dominates the rest in a number of important performance measurements. Yet the AV-TEST Institute, an international and independent research lab specializing in IT security and malware research, showed that Acronis True Image is up to 10 times faster than its competition! But before examining those juicy findings, let’s talk about how the institute ranked its ease of use.

Incremental Backup Recovery

If three library books on one shelf were misplaced or destroyed, should you have to replace the entire shelf of books? If you picked up your dry cleaning and dropped one shirt on the ground, should you have to re-launder all of the clothes? Of course not. Complete replacement would not make sense because it would be more expensive, more time consuming, and take more resources to complete.

And so it is with recovering cloud backups.

OzHosting - Acronis

This year OzHosting.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing cloud hosting solutions on the Australian market.  Established in 1997, it’s one of the original web hosting companies in Australia that made web hosting services easy and affordable for Australian businesses and organizations.

Doug Endersbee, OzHosting.com CEO, told Acronis that understanding the market and responding to customers’ changing needs have been critical to the company’s success over the last two decades. Mr. Endersbee also explained why OzHosting.com selected Acronis Backup Cloud as their new Backup-as-a-Service platform and what has been achieved in the first four months since the system was deployed.

When it comes to data protection, you need a comprehensive backup solution or you’re putting your data at risk. That’s why the AV-Test Institute, an international and independent lab specializing in IT security and malware research, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of popular backup solutions currently available to consumers.

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 10

This week was full of milestones, breakthroughs, and innovations. New malware was uncovered, old records were broken, and new threats emerged. Now more than ever, it’s important that to keep an eye on the technical horizon, because you never know what new ways your data could become vulnerable. What headlines did you miss?