If your company has experienced security issues, you may be wondering where you went wrong? You’ll be surprised to know that when it comes to protecting your infrastructure, there’s more to it than just the physical location of your servers and the software security you utilize.
Inventor of Frequency Hopping
A woman of many talents - known for her beauty and lengthy career in Hollywood - Hedy Lamarr was also an inventor who had a hand in creating technology that was designed to assist the military during World War II. Known as the “Secret Communication System,” the technology was to prevent enemies from intercepting classified messages. In later years it would be further developed to become very important today, not only to the military’s secure communications, but also to the cell phone industry.
The Veeam ® Availability Platform enables businesses of all sizes to ensure Availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads. Veeam, through Whipcord, is offering free licences with only storage costs until December 31, 2017.
It’s undisputable that cloud solutions are on the rise, with Forbes predicting that within the next year 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions. The cloud continues to gain momentum as perception positively increases, and there are many advantages influencing the rise in businesses making the shift towards it.
There’s a misconception surrounding the cloud that it’s complicated. If you ask around, most people would give you a different interpretation of what they think it is. But ironically, the cloud offers a far more simplistic storage solution than previous methods. The need for cloud services is on the rise, with Gartner predicting “IaaS will grow 36.8% this year and reach $34.6 billion."
Many people believe that your data floats into cyberspace where it hangs out until you need it again. Hollywood has also created this unrealistic myth that your data is easily available to hackers.
The truth is, the cloud has a physical location and, in this case, it’s located in our data centre. Think of the cloud as a safety deposit box and the data center as the bank. You store all your valuable data in our facility, taking advantage of the security and maintenance perks.
A solid disaster recovery plan ensures your company is resilient to IT disruptions and is able to restore services in case of disaster. Veeam's Availability Suite™ 9.5 offers more than just regular backups, instead it leverages IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud. Together, Veeam, Whipcord and our partner Open Storage Solutions make it simple to create a comprehensive Availability strategy that includes an off-site infrastructure in the cloud.
Although cloud replication has proven itself to be a trusted and long running system to keeping your backup data secure and up to date, I have discovered that it involves exactly zero clouds. While this was a small setback in my research, I now know that Replication gives businesses and networks a cloud-based replica of your environment. This replica allows for easy access to a recent backup of a singular virtual machine, a set of VM’s (Virtual Machines) or even an entire network, along with the ability to switch over to said replica should anything go wrong with your own environment.
If you use a computer often, you've likely have had inconvenient experiences resulting in data loss. From accidentally deleting a work-in-progress to your network being three feet deep in water, data loss can leave a serious negative impact on your businesses performance. Fortunately, services such as Veeam Cloud Connect Backup can be a solution to these problems, letting you can rest easy knowing you have a (literal) backup plan.
Whipcord is excited to announce our expansion into the Toronto market and to help us kick off our launch, we're co-hosting an event on February 22 with Veeam and CareTek.