Life After COVID-19: Preparing Your I&O for What Comes Next

Gartner’s top trends impacting infrastructure and operations are still relevant As business leaders around the globe find their infrastructure and operations (I&O) tested by the fallout from COVID-19, many are discovering “cracks in the armor.” Unlike a cyberattack or natural disaster, a pandemic can affect operations globally for unknown periods of time, threatening the workforce [...]

Case Study: College Experiences Catastrophic Disk-System Failure

Imagine experiencing a simultaneous double-disk failure on your disk-storage appliance backing up your database and primary storage pools. The drive failures cause your server applications to crash, corrupt your database and cause a complete data loss of your storage pools. That’s exactly what happened recently to one Sirius client. Recovery from tape storage can take [...]

How Will You Keep The Lights On (When Everyone Else’s Go Off)?

On July 13, 2019, a faulty cable at a Con Ed substation led to a blackout that plunged 72,000 customers in midtown Manhattan into darkness for nearly six hours. Nearly 16 years before, on August 14, 2003, three parallel, heavily loaded high-voltage electrical transmission lines in Ohio sagged and touched nearby overgrown tree limbs, causing [...]

[New Sirius Report] Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey 2018

In 2017, nearly half of the ransomware attacks targeted healthcare organizations. Last year, the biggest healthcare data breaches came as the result of weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and, most notably, phishing emails. What does this mean for your healthcare organization? You’ll need to examine your current IT strategy in order to incorporate a [...]

Building a Multi-Cloud Data Management Strategy

A multi-cloud strategy refers to how you might deploy and/or manage several cloud services and platforms based on your particular business and technology needs. Typically, it also means having multiple vendors in your cloud environment, which has innate complexities. It’s important to consider your business needs and your vendor options carefully so that you can [...]

Hurricane Season and Disaster Recovery: Is DRaaS Right for Your Organization?

As the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season continues to batter the northern hemisphere causing dramatic loss of life and damages, it heightens awareness around the importance of disaster recovery. But where to start? With all the well deserved enthusiasm around cloud, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is an option worthy of consideration. Simply put, DRaaS [...]

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Basics in Three Minutes

There is no debate that every company wants to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. Floods, earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes, not to mention errant cups of coffee, are all capable of shutting down business critical applications and workloads at any time, unexpectedly. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the expertise or budget to [...]