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In May, we stumbled across a great article at ZDNet titled, “Ransomware is now so awful it’s actually making us take security seriously.” The upshot was this: ransomware’s destruction comes with a silver lining. It’s so bad that it’s finally forcing organizations to invest more in their corporate data backup systems.
When something goes wrong with your BCDR systems, you need to get help ASAP. If your in-house teams are unable to resolve the problems themselves, it’s critical that they have access to knowledgeable support technicians, regardless of the time of day. Thankfully, Datto Tech Support is available 24/7/365 to you and the MSPs that manage your business continuity technologies.
Do you know the key criteria for selecting a BCDR solution? Here’s a hint, there are four.
All the Windows machines are locked up with ransomware. Manufacturing operations have grinded to a halt. Huge problem, because a big order is scheduled to go out the next morning. But you’ve got it under control. You can restore the backups from your home computer and even virtualize the company’s manufacturing applications from the cloud, all while barely getting out of bed. Everything is up and running again in a matter of seconds. That’s the power of Datto Hybrid Virtualization.
Why is it that the NotPetya ransomware attack left pharmaceutical giant Merck crippled for days, while companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer didn’t even blink? How did Russia’s central bank restore their operations so quickly, while other companies remained stuck for a week? Is it pure luck? Nope. More likely, the companies that responded fastest—or remained impenetrable to the attack—relied on a solid business continuity framework that safeguarded their computer systems and minimized downtime.
At this point, we know that DattoCon 17 didn’t disappoint and there are lots of new Datto products to discuss. That said, let’s take a deeper dive into the various software and hardware announcements so we can really understand why Datto is game-changing for the backup and disaster recovery category.
Where does your data go when it’s backed up to the cloud? Well, if you’re using the Datto Cloud, it could be stored in a number of Datto locations in the U.S. or around the world.
U.S. companies haven’t had a good track record when it comes to recovering from losses of data or IT services. Data from the National Archives reports that six out of ten companies shut down within six months after a major data loss. Nine out of ten companies have had to file for bankruptcy within a year after losing their processing power for ten days or more. These real-word statistics underscore the need for carefully selecting business continuity solutions.
How do know your company will survive a major data loss? Realistically, how much downtime could the business endure before recovery became next to impossible? What are the exact failsafes you need to implement to avert a total meltdown? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then it’s probably time to speak to some experienced business continuity consultants ASAP.
If you’ve already created a disaster recovery and business continuity plan, you’re well on your way to preventing downtime and data loss. There are some common business continuity plan mistakes that could easily derail your plans, though. Learn more with just one click.
Over the last decade, Datto has quickly gone from a relatively unknown startup to one of the biggest players in business continuity. From my standpoint, they’ve accomplished this by doing three things.
Datto has been creating a lot of buzz in the world of business continuity over the past few years. But what are customers actually saying about the company’s data protection solutions? Today, we look at a roundup of Datto reviews to see how the company’s products are rated by customers around the world.
When it comes to making reliable, accessible backup copies of your data, Datto can’t be beat. The disaster recovery company helps organizations in any industry respond quickly to ransomware, hardware destruction, and other information-based threats. Datto is notable for offering some of the most flexible recovery software on the market. Its flagship product, SIRIS 3, for example, works seamlessly with both agent and agentless systems. Nonetheless, whether you have an agent can still impact your efficiency and backup capabilities. Here are a few points to consider when determining if you should run agent or agentless.
40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. Today, we look at 15 simple, effective business continuity tips to help ensure your company can survive a catastrophic event.
Not all business continuity solutions are created equal. While we often talk about Datto’s innovations for disaster recovery and ransomware protection, it’s always a good idea to compare your options. Today, we’ll look at some Datto competitors with similar technologies to see how their products stack up.
When you hear the term “business continuity”, what comes to mind? For many, it is about an unexpected natural disaster or protecting proprietary client data. Some believe the technology needs to be complicated and expensive, making it inaccessible for small to medium-sized businesses. That said, here are x of the most common business continuity myths debunked.
Just how important is Business Continuity Management, and what goes into it? Find out here.
How you manage your growing file storage is more important than ever. The Datto Network Attached Storage is a simple, effective solution for keeping data secure, synced to the cloud and accessible from anywhere.
This blog is a compilation of some our favorite “how to’s”, including the most popular question, how to perform file restoration on the Datto SIRIS.
Cyberattacks. Natural disasters. Human error. Any of these could take down your IT systems and grind your operations to a halt, without warning. If you’re not prepared, the business may never recover. In our Server Disaster Recovery Plan Template below, we’ve outlined the critical steps for approaching a real-world disaster scenario and getting your systems back up and running—before it’s too late.
Internet outages and network downtime can be extremely costly for businesses—especially when their critical operations depend on being connected. For the past several years, Datto has been helping businesses minimize their downtime with a suite of data backup and disaster recovery solutions. But with the new Datto Network Appliance (DNA), the company is taking business continuity a step further.
40 percent of businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster, according to FEMA. Even among those that initially survive, more than 70 percent fail within two years. The most frustrating part is: the vast majority of these failures could be prevented with RTO disaster recovery planning.
If you’ve been locked out of your data and you’re looking for information on ransomware removal, we have some good news and some bad news for you.
Last week, the new Datto Global Partner Program was unveiled. It has been just four short years since the initial program was introduced—however, since then, a lot has changed. For one, the landscape has evolved and the focus at Datto as well as for its partners and end-users has shifted away from backup to true business continuity.
Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed some major changes within the business-continuity landscape. If you follow this industry closely, then you’ve probably seen one name popping up again and again: Datto. The company’s rise has been nothing short of remarkable. On thousands of servers across the globe, you’ll now find the Datto backup agent, working to sync data locally and in the cloud.
What should you do after being infected with a ransomware virus? Is there a way to remove it without paying the ransom? Should you call the police?
There are twelve leading strains of ransomware that everyone needs to know. Share this information with your colleagues as awareness and education is one of the most important weapons in the ware against ransomware.
While the Datto Networking Appliance is exciting, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Datto wants to own connectivity and that goes well beyond a UTM.
One of the most newsworthy ransomware statistics of 2016 came in April, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that cybercriminals had already extorted $209 million from businesses within the first three months of the year. This put ransomware on track to become a $1 billion crime in 2016 – a stat that was reported by countless news organizations, including CNN, NBC and the New York Times.
Datto 2016, a year like no other. There were record sales, worldwide growth and product innovation. What could possibly be next for Datto? A lot.