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SaaS backup: Lessons from OVHcloud’s data center fire

In the wee hours of Wednesday, March 10, 2021, a fire destroyed or damaged four major data centers operated by OVHcloud, the French company that is Europe’s largest operator of cloud infrastructure.

The conflagration in Strasbourg in Eastern France took down millions of websites across Europe and Africa, including government agency portals, banks, retailers, news websites, and an estimated 2% of the entire .FR country domain. Despite a quick response, 100 local firefighters were neither able to contain the blaze nor identify its cause.

New capabilities for delivering the enhanced protection MSP clients need

The cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve on a daily basis – luckily, your cyber protection solution from Acronis continues to evolve as well. In February’s release of Acronis Cyber Cloud, we introduced numerous data protection and security enhancements to help you deliver cyber protection in an even more easy, efficient and secure way.

As a result of these updates, our MSP partners can now deliver enhanced cyber protection.

Cyber protection thought leaders eager for Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020

We’re less than 50 days away from the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, which is happening from October 19 to 21, and the lineup of tech leaders, cybersecurity experts, and IT channel veterans who are set to share their expertise is getting pretty long – and impressive.

As the world's largest gathering of thought leaders and industry experts focused on cyber protection, this year’s Summit is expected to draw an even larger crowd from around the world since it’s being offered as a free virtual event.

With recognized IT channel, cybersecurity, and integration experts from around the world, attendees will take away valuable tools and frameworks, peer learnings, and valuable insights for protecting data, systems, and applications.

Acronis Cyber Cloud Update: Helping MSPs deliver easy, efficient and secure solutions to clients

Being a service provider isn’t easy; we get it. That’s one of the reasons why Acronis looks for innovative ways to help you simplify your processes so that you can deliver cyber protection to your clients in an easy, efficient, and secure way.

One thing we never want to do is put your clients’ security at risk, which is why we recently moved to monthly releases for the Acronis Cyber Cloud. This approach ensures they are always protected from the latest cyberthreats – while giving you access to high-demand features and functionalities that help you better protect your clients.

In the latest release, we introduce new features and changes to our pricing, licensing, and editions to make it even easier for you to deliver cyber protection to your clients.

Channel Strong in Maryland: Everybody needs a pick-me-up

Our Channel Strong: Positive Vibes Tour rolled up to Dynamic Network Solutions – our fantastic hosts in Maryland – earlier today for a great lunchtime tailgate, complete with a catered menu of both breakfast and lunch items, drinks, and games.

The Dynamic Network Solutions team was super busy inside at their help desk and network operations center (NOC), but they managed to come join us for a while, enjoy a bite, and whet their whistle quickly before getting back to work supporting their clients.

Clearly business is good here in Maryland!

All-encompassing tragedy prevention: Reviews for Acronis True Image 2021

Last week’s release of Acronis True Image 2021 has certainly been well-received by the individuals, prosumers, and small businesses looking for cyber protection – and that’s the true measure of success for our team.

Yet it was also good to see that the new release made some good impressions on the analysts and media outlets that follow the personal and small business software and cybersecurity industries. As the first truly comprehensive personal cyber protection solution – integrating advanced cybersecurity with our best-of-breed backup – we knew it would generate some interest.

Considering how many over-hyped pitches these industry observers regularly get, it’s been refreshing to see them recognize the revolutionary nature of this release.

Channel Strong in Charlotte: Ready for remote work

Charlotte showed up strong today and came out for a little food and fun in the sun as our Channel Strong: Positive Vibe Tour rolled into town. I’ll admit that the sun was a welcome change after our fantastic-but-rainy visits to Atlanta and Orlando.

Our gracious host in Charlotte was Joseph Atkins, the founder of SeedSpark. SeedSpark is MSP here and a recent Inc. 500 award recipient. The company’s 45-person team came out to join us for our event.

Channel Strong in Atlanta: Weathering the storm

The second stop of this week’s leg of the Channel Strong: Positive Vibes Tour brought us into Atlanta, GA. The only downside is rainstorms rolled into town with us, which caused a bit of a wet experience.

Even though it rained the whole time, we had a good turn out and a lot of fun. As they say in the theater, “the show must go on!”

CompTIA’s ChannelCON nailed it!

CompTIA’s ChannelCON nailed it

Connection. If there’s one word that best sums up what CompTIA is all about, it’s “connection”. It connects the global IT community as we all learn, grow, and navigate this amazing channel. One of the best parts of CompTIA is that no matter what the goal is – from new and innovative certifications or trust marks to political lobby missions to conferences aimed at bringing vendors and partners together – CompTIA is all about building relationships.

And I’ve personally seen many of those relationships turn into true friendships.

Top Windows Vulnerabilities May 2020

Every month, more than a thousand software vulnerabilities get reported or updated, and May 2020 was no different. While the numbers dropped slightly compared to March and April, VulnDB registered 1,225 new vulnerabilities in May, with most of these vulnerabilities affecting the widely used family of Microsoft Windows products.

In total, Microsoft released patched for 111 vulnerabilities for various products, with 16 of the CVEs rated critical and the remaining 95 as classified as important. Adobe also released patches for 36 vulnerabilities in May.