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Druva offers the industry’s first data resiliency guarantee – and it’s $10M

Druva’s new data resiliency guarantee covers more than any other guarantee in the data protection/data resilience segment. It was also written with no silly exclusions (like some other guarantees) that are simply there to keep from having to pay anyone. It requires only a certain service level and that the customer follows Druva’s best practices. It protects against the five areas of...

Warshipping: The latest trick in the bad actor’s playbook

Warshipping is yet another way hackers are taking advantage of how the pandemic has changed the workplace. Did you know you could be hacked by UPS, Fedex, or the postal service? Warshipping is shipping a self-powered device in a package so that it arrives at your office and is left unattended. (It’s sent to someone working from home.) The device then sits there, sniffing the wifi, and...

Really inexpensive AND secure storage systems for backup

If you’re one of those people that look at typical storage offerings for backup and recovery and say, “I can’t afford this,” you’re not alone. A lot of ready-to-go storage solutions can get very expensive very quickly. Our guest this week (Erik Ableson from Infrageeks.com) ran into this a lot with his small-government customers and SMBs in France, and knew he had to...

Using and backing up Hammerspace’s global filesystem

Hammerspace offers a global filesystem that creates a single namespace across multiple storage systems and cloud storage providers. Hammerspace’s name is inspired by the name for the magical place that cartoon characters get them from (e.g. Bugs Bunny pulling a huge hammer out of his pocket). They’ve taken a different approach to a global filesystem, using metadata to significantly...

The Five Most Dangerous New Cyber Attack Techniques (A review of the RSA Keynote)

2022 is a new world in the cyber attack space, and Katie Nickels, SANS instructor, and director of intelligence at threat detection vendor Red Canary, describes the top five new attack they are seeing in the space. Spoiler alert: one of them is attacks against backups! Learn from an expert as we discuss the top five attacks they are seeing right now. We talk about living off the cloud, MFA...

Is M-Disc the ultimate archive medium for SMBs and home users?

This week we talk about this exciting “new” medium for archiving data that is especially attractive to SMBs and home users. It’s an optical disc that looks like a DVD and is readable in all Blu-Ray drives, but underneath it’s something very different. If you haven’t heard of it, then you’re in luck! Thanks to Daniel Rosehill, backup anorak and friend of the...

Backup practitioner tells stories from the trenches

Someone that knew Bill Gates when he was a boy in on the podcast this week, although we only talk about Bill Gates for a moment. He has 30+ years in backup experience and tells us what it’s been like to adapt to all of the backup changes over the years. His first backup was to punch cards and punch tape, and he was in the same Boy Scout troop as Bill Gates. Fans of the podcast know his name...

Just do something! (about your security and your backups)

Today we are joined by security expert and host of the Secure Talk podcast, Mark Shriner, to discuss information security. We talk about it from a personal perspective, as well as for organizations. Mark, Curtis, and Prasanna talk about what are the bare minimum things you should be doing as an individual to protect your personal information and data, both from a security and backup perspective...

Seven reasons why your restore may slower than your backup

So many people are surprised when their restore is slower than their backup. You shouldn’t be, as it’s quite common. The good news is there are things you can do to make it faster – if you know them in advance. W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi tackle the seven reasons why your restore may be slower than your backup. Topics covered include RAID penalties, tape...

Data protection warrior explains LTO & RDX

Pat Mayock is a Data Protection Warrior for HPE, and he helped us to understand where he thinks LTO & RDX (a removable disk technology) sit in the market. He explains how much tape is used today in enterprise and cloud environments, especially in the public cloud that so many think is a tapeless world. He says the cloud vendors are some of LTO’s biggest customers! We talk about what LTO...