Franz Tost of Toro Rosso

It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 Formula 1 season is nearly over. With only two races to go, we asked Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal, to sum up the season so far and share his goals for 2018.

Acronis Storage 2.3

Acronis released a new update of Acronis Storage — a universal and cost-effective scale-out software-defined storage (SDS) solution. It's built on a proven architecture that has been in production for more than six years in Acronis’ own datacenters. Acronis Storage is in use with service providers and businesses worldwide, providing easy management for block, file and object storage workloads using industry-standard hardware platforms. Earlier this year, ESG Lab confirmed that Acronis Storage is easy to use, proven, agile, cost-efficient, and scalable, outperforming the competition by 100 to 300 percent. The latest update — Acronis Storage 2.3 — has made it even better.

Mark Jameson

Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud to enable our Service Provider partners to deliver disaster recovery services to their clients. You are using Acronis Backup Cloud, but you now ask yourself why should I use Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud and how do I get started? I would like to help you answer these questions.

Never Give Up — an Important Value in Sport and Business

Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro Rosso

Sometimes, even in the ultra-competitive world of Formula 1 racing where even a single point can be of huge significance come the end of a season, just taking part and gaining valuable experience can be of equal importance.

Just as Lewis Hamilton wrapped up a fourth world drivers’ title by recovering to finish ninth following an opening lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel, so Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley can be proud of their battling efforts after a tough weekend.

Secure Bakcup

As we already reported, a new ransomware outbreak occurred in Europe on October 24. It hit some companies in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S., preventing full operations for some companies even after two days. Bad Rabbit has numerous advanced features such as propagating over local networks, but most notably it’s actually attacking backup files.

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new ransomware sample called Bad Rabbit hit Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, and Japan. Russia and Ukraine were hit the most as the infection started through some hacked Russian news websites. Russian media agencies Interfax and Fontanka, as well as transportation organizations in Ukraine including the Odessa airport, Kiev's subway and the country's Ministry of Infrastructure were among the first to catch the infection.

How to free up space on smartphone

Remember “The Best Camera Is The One That's With You” from a visionary photographer Chase Jarvis? In this beautiful photographic journal covering a year in his life, Jarvis underscores the idea that an inspiring moment can be captured by any camera, even a mobile phone.

This trend is in full swing. More than a third of the world’s population now own a smartphone, which means 2.2 billion people will be capturing their inspiring moments with a mobile phone this year. In fact, market research firm InfoTrends says that 85 percent of the 1.2 trillion new photos projected for 2017 will be taken on smartphones.

This week, many of those images will be capturing the excitement of the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. If the turnout is similar to 2016, more than 250 thousand people will bring their smartphones to the Circuit of the Americas this weekend, looking for a perfect shot of their favorite driver, team car, or attending celebrity.

A Fond Farewell to Carlos in the Land of the Rising Sun

Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso - Acronis

The Scuderia Toro Rosso team bid a fond farewell to outgoing driver Carlos Sainz as the sun set on the Suzuka paddock after an event filled Japanese Grand Prix weekend.

The land of the rising sun turned out to be the land of the grey skies and rain showers on a Friday that saw more action in the pitlane than out on the track as team members entertained themselves by floating paper boats along the tarmac that now resembled rivers.

Acronis Data Cloud


Acronis cloud data services now share a new innovative platform — Acronis Data Cloud. The new platform brings single integration, unified management console, combined usage reporting, and shared policy engine to all current and future cloud-based services designed for service providers.

Current users of Acronis Backup Cloud will receive access to the additional services as Acronis updates its global datacenters. New partners, instead of signing up for each individual service separately, now only need to sign up for Acronis Data Cloud to receive access to all the available services. Currently, these include the following:

Farewell Malaysia, Welcome Pierre

2017 Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix

Ever since its inaugural grand prix in 1999, the Malaysian Grand Prix has been a favorite for teams and drivers alike. Located close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the challenging Sepang circuit layout with two long straights and numerous sweeping corners, designed by Hermann Tilke, has provided many exciting races over the years. Alas, the 2017 race would be the last at the venue for the foreseeable future but also a memorable one both for Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz and a brand new addition to the team in exciting young French starlet Pierre Gasly.