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Restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere made easy

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere using image export. We will walk you through the steps where you will export a backup as a VMDK, and move it back to a permanent storage location within the VMware vSphere environment. This method does not provide thin or sparse provisioning for the image file that is written to your VMWare storage.

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Adorable newborn with side of Datto and business continuity

Everything! And, my wife and I just learned this the hard way when we welcomed our first child into the world on April 12th. You see, when you have a baby, you need a backup plan, and a backup plan for that plan—especially if you want to leave the house! Ok, as a belated, shameless tribute for mother’s day (and my son), here are three ways having a newborn is related to Datto and business continuity:

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Introducing the amazing Datto Drive for file sync and share

There is high customer demand for file sync and share applications, especially as companies and their employees are working more away from the office–either due to increased work flexibility via telecommuting or the increased demand of being “always on”. And, in order to remain productive an effective file sync and share is a must. Sure “solutions” like Box and Dropbox exist, but they are either expensive or don’t offer the support that is needed for a business.

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Cloud Computing is Good, But Hybrid Cloud Computing is Best

Shopping through the aisles of the internet for help with your company’s data recovery options and cloud computing needs, can feel a little like being an ant in a Super Walmart. However, that’s no longer necessary as hybrid cloud computing has proven to be the way to go. Remember, running a small business shouldn’t have to mean running an inadequate one. Just because a company is operating on a smaller scale with limited resources, doesn’t mean it can’t enjoy the privileges and luxuries like the big guns in the game.

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FBI investigates new strain of ransomware wreaking havoc

According to Reuters, the FBI is seeking help from US firms as it investigates a new strain of ransomware. In case you haven’t been tuning into the news, cyber crime is at an all-time high. Ransomware is just one of the hot trends to wreak havoc. The premise behind the malware is simple; it encrypts data on infected machines and then asks for money before restoring access to information.

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