Data Protection

CloudLinux Backup

There’s strength in numbers, which is why so many techies enjoy working with collaborative, open-source systems like Linux. Bouncing a good idea between several people can usually improve it more quickly than if one person had to refine it on their own.

The same can be true for a company that’s looking to enhance its offering. Sometimes getting to the next level means developing an alliance that will allow the company to leapfrog what they otherwise would have had to spend time and resources developing independently.

Recently, CloudLinux found it was ready to take another big step to improve its offerings and determined that the right partner could add even more value. Let’s take a look.

Ransomware Trends 2018

Ransomware continues to threaten anyone using a Windows, macOS, or Android device, and individuals and business owners alike are paying ransoms because they don’t adequately protect their systems.

While anti-ransomware solutions are available for devices like laptops, PCs and mobile phones, other Internet of Things (IoT) devices remain at risk. Our 2018 Ransomware Forecast looks at what threats we may soon face.

Acronis GDPR


The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into effect on May 25, 2018 presents a great opportunity for Acronis value-added resellers (VARs) to offer GDPR-compliant products to companies and organizations affected by the new regulation.

As described in earlier essays on this blog, GDPR is designed to regulate the processing of personal data of European Union residents irrespective of whether the company handling that data is based in Europe or not. If a business captures any personal data in the process of offering goods or services to EU residents, including tracking their browsing behavior with website cookies, it will have to observe these new GDPR regulations.

New Year Resolutions

If your New Year’s Resolutions list includes “reduce stress,” “make smart investments” and “over-deliver,” you’re not alone. Dreaming big at the beginning of the year is easy to do. Certainly those who look to the previous year for key lessons to learn from are probably at an advantage.

Fast Cloud Speed

Today’s internet speeds worldwide are 30 percent faster on average than last year, according to the recently published November 2017 Speedtest Global Index from Ookla, a global broadband speed test company that operates the famous speedtest.net website.

Understanding GDPR

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018, and for many companies, the challenges presented by this new regulation may be reminiscent of the USA’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) from the early 2000s. Just like GDPR, SOX was designed to increase data transparency, and just like GDPR, it had a global effect, including on many companies outside of U.S. jurisdiction.

GDPR Questions

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018, and companies are rushing to get ready. GDPR compliance is a vast area: here are just some of the questions that can help you determine your responsibilities.

Acronis Independent Test Ranking


As with many products, users often choose software based on trusted media reviews and reports. Reviews that are based on tests that clearly compare products against each other can be the most insightful when trying to find the best option.

Knowing how we stack-up against the competition is helpful to Acronis as well, so we recently put ourselves in the shoes of a regular user – examining recent tests to identify which backup product stood out from the crowd.

Easy Backup

When we hear that something is easy, we often think it means it’s childish, has reduced functionality, or requires a lot of training to make it easy. Learning a new language, flying an airplane, or creating a mobile app can all be easy tasks, for example, but only for those who spent a lot of time learning and practicing how to do it.

For a long time, data protection was in the same category. If you’ve been in the IT industry for more than ten years, then you’ve likely experienced the nightmare of rebuilding servers and restoring lost data. It was a difficult and time-consuming task, even for seasoned professionals... and that’s when backups were measured in megabytes and businesses could go for hours or even days without data.

Darkhorse Tech

Darkhorse Tech is wrapping up its 5th year as a leader in the dental technology space. Reuben Kamp, Darkhorse Tech’s CEO and founder told Acronis that their customers want a seamless, managed experience with little to no downtime.