Most Popular Articles in 2016

During this year we kept our readers informed about the latest products, innovation, and best practices in backup, data storage, cyber security, and data protection in general. We also talked a lot about our partnership with Scudeira Toro Rosso Formula 1 team. Here are some of our most read articles.

The Blockchain Hype Is Over — but the Future Looks Bright for Early Adopters

The hype around blockchain will continue to weaken in 2017, something we already started to notice in the second half of this year. There is a growing realization that blockchain applications are more complex than the oversimplified view presented to the masses over the last few years.

Predictions for the Year in Ransomware: 2017

2016 may have been an ugly year in many ways, but at least ransomware hadn’t yet become the scourge it will be in 2017. It will feature wildly successful, widely-reported ransomware attacks on famous celebrities, large government institutions, huge corporations, and millions of consumers.

Three Major Cloud Adoption Trends for 2017

Next year’s developments in the cloud space will create unprecedented opportunities for service providers and SMB customers. Service providers will be able to grow their business by packaging and reselling ISV hosted services through existing channel ecosystems, without any capital investment. This will also open new opportunities for SMBs, who will continue replacing in-house IT infrastructure with cloud-based services, taking advantage of the Opex model of service consumption.

Weekly Tech Roundup: December 26

Weekly Tech Roundup: December 26

Holiday headlines have dominated the news cycle over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world stopped. Tech trends are constantly evolving, cybercriminals are finding new ways to wreak havoc, and innovations are paving the way to our technological future. We searched through this week’s biggest tech stories to bring you the ones we found most interesting. Did you catch them all?

How to Restore a Server in Less Than 15 Seconds

Sounds unreal? Read on. I’ll demonstrate how I can reach a recovery time objective (RTO) of less than 15 seconds on my desktop. Before that, let me share a bit of history.

I remember discovering backup solutions about 25 years ago, and the wonder of recovery. The ability to pull out the diskettes and tapes and restore some files sounded magic. I started using backups as part of my IT operations – and for sure, it saved me a lot of gray hair and stress.

However, back in 2003, I had an issue with a server at around 11PM, which I had to recover for few hours after that. I realized that while the ability to recover was great, it also needed to be fast.

Critical Role of IT in Formula 1

There aren’t many companies that are expected to push the limits of technological development and put their products on display in front of thousands of spectators and half a billion TV viewers multiple times every year.

Scuderia Toro Rosso is one of them. It’s one of the eleven Formula 1 teams that wheel out their state of the art racing equipment from the factories to the global arena of Grand Prix competitions more than 20 times a year. Every racing weekend thousands of hours of research and development, engineering, and manufacturing are compressed into two hours of high-speed performance on the track. It’s a show of technological excellence, innovation and teamwork.

Weekly Tech Roundup: December 19

Weekly Tech Roundup: December 19

This week’s biggest tech headlines touch on many different aspects of the industry—from trends in ransomware to data encryption regulations. It’s apparent that the evolving world of tech is getting bigger, and everyone is rushing to keep up with the next big thing — be it a cyber attack, a technological innovation or public outcry.

Here are a handpicked few we found interesting. What did you miss?

Monitoring of Azure VMs with Acronis Monitoring Service

Virtual machines are common components within modern IT infrastructures, serving as the go-to solution for, among other things, scaling infrastructure capacity cost effectively, serving as isolated back-up, disaster recovery, and deployment environments, and enabling the streamlined allocation of resources for tip-top efficiency.

Protecting Corporate Mobile Devices with Acronis Backup 12

Recently I wrote few articles about different environments where corporate data is stored, and why it is important to back up everything — your physical servers, virtual systems, cloud accounts, Windows and Mac.

There is another, often overlooked, area where a lot of important corporate data is stored – corporate mobile devices.