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How Ransomware Attacks Happen and how to Protect your Business

By The Whipcord Team on January 13, 2021

What is Ransomware and why it’s increasing

Most recently many businesses have transitioned their workforce to work from home, making them increasingly reliant on being digitally connected through a variety of devices. Although there are many advantages to this change, we’re also seeing some disadvantages in terms of increased ransomware attacks due to the significant growth of devices being left exposed. In the first half of 2020, ransomware attacks reached an all-time high, and we continuously hear about new attacks happening every week. What is often happening in these attacks, is the hackers are encrypting servers and files with ransomware before demanding a large sum of bitcoin in order to release the resources. These costly attacks can range from hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars.

This frightening ongoing trend is putting all types of business on high alert and demanding that they prioritize their IT security and disaster recovery plans.

Topics: disaster recovery backup ransomware
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How a Turnkey Solution Adds Value To Your Business

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on May 15, 2019

If you're a business searching for a solution that offers more reliability during times of uncertainty, then you're not alone. Everyday it seems like there's another report predicting those uncertain times are increasing, with outages being "bound to continue as extreme weather events become more frequent and severe.” Hearing about how BC Hydro's customer outages have tripled in the past 5 years, the luxury of a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution has now become a necessity.

Topics: disaster recovery backup replication
3 min read

Can Your Business Survive A Disaster Tomorrow, If You Don’t Prepare Today?

By Ron Singh, Regional Sales Manager, BC on May 8, 2019

Living in BC today, we’re used to the beautiful scenery, greenery, mountains, parks and of course the rain, but what we’re hearing about in the headlines paints a much different picture:

Topics: disaster recovery
2 min read

Say Yes to The Cloud This Valentine’s Day 

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on February 14, 2018

Disaster Recovery Has Never Looked This Good

The top sources of financial loss for businesses are downtime caused by uncontrollable factors like hardware failure - but did you know, 58% of downtime incidents are actually caused by human error, while natural disaster account for only 10%? So, while your biggest concern is a Chinook coming in after a big snow fall, Janet over in reception is getting way too excited talking about her new Instant Pot, knocking her cup of coffee all over her computer.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery backup replication
2 min read

Why Should You Care About RPO and RTO?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on September 5, 2017

As a business, your recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) are important aspects to your disaster recovery plan. As part of that plan, your data should be backed up or replicated and knowing your RPO and RTO will help you make an informed decision on what’s right for your business.

Topics: disaster recovery replication
3 min read

Why Disaster Recovery as a Service?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 22, 2017

The biggest concern during a disaster is the financial loss that businesses will incur based on their ability to keep recovery time (RTO) low. Larger corporations have the financial resources and staff to reduce downtime, but the statistics for small to medium sized businesses are not as encouraging. It’s important to have a plan in case of disaster – which can be anything from a natural disaster to an internal failure. But, the decision on which service to utilize will depend on your in-house IT specialists so before making your decision you’ll want to consider your available resources, risks and the subsequent financial losses you may face.

Topics: disaster recovery backup
3 min read

What You Need to Know About Disaster Recovery

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on August 9, 2017

When talking about disaster, most people immediately think of natural disasters, but there are more risks than just heavy rain or damaging winds. It’s important to consider man-made disasters when assessing your risks like chemical spills, cyberattacks or arson.

Topics: disaster recovery backup replication
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Top 3 Advantages of Using the Cloud

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 18, 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.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery
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Are You Utilizing the Cloud to its Full Potential?

By Sasha Goble, Brand & Communications Manager on July 11, 2017

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.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery
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Does your business have a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy?

By The Whipcord Team on March 30, 2017

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.

Topics: disaster recovery
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The Cloud-Based Approach to Disaster Recovery

By Cadence Briand on March 28, 2017

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.

Topics: disaster recovery replication
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Get on the Cloud with Veeam & Whipcord

By Cadence Briand on March 14, 2017

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.

Topics: disaster recovery backup
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Learn Modern Disaster Recovery with Veeam, Whipcord, and Caretek

By The Whipcord Team on February 21, 2017

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.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery backup
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The Top 4 Reasons Why Whipcord is the best choice for the education marketplace: Reason #3

By The Whipcord Team on December 21, 2016

Our team specializes in four key areas

We're a one-stop-shop for all your needs with our experts specializing in colocation, backup & replication, cloud and network and we can combine services to create the best fit for your business.

Topics: cloud colocation disaster recovery networks backup replication
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Learn Modern Disaster Recovery with Veeam, Whipcord, Skyway West and 3Copies

By The Whipcord Team on June 15, 2016

Whipcord is excited to announce our expansion into the Vancouver and Toronto markets and to help us kick off our launch, we're co-hosting an event on July 12 with partners Veeam, 3Copies and Skyway West.

Topics: cloud disaster recovery backup
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Welcome to the new Whipcord!

By The Whipcord Team on April 25, 2016

What an exciting day! Today we launched not only our redesigned website, but a fresh new logo. Whipcord has many large projects in the works this year as we expand into new markets and we feel our new logo represents the endless solutions we can offer our clients.

Topics: cloud colocation disaster recovery networks backup