Author Archives: Laura Goulding

StorageCraft talks cloud computing for Cloud Leaders Report


We had the opportunity recently to talk about the state of cloud computing in the Cloud Leaders Report for 2012, courtesy of IT Channel Insight. According to IT Channel Insight, “there have been quite a few studies which took a close look at cloud computing from a customer’s perspective, yet no one has dug deep


StorageCraft Releases Cloud Services, ShadowProtect 5, and ImageManager 6


Backup and disaster recovery company shifts focus to whole solution versus endpoint products DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – Dec. 13, 2012 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation today launched StorageCraft® Cloud Services as well as the latest version of StorageCraft® ShadowProtect®, its award-winning flagship backup and disaster recovery solution. StorageCraft, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system

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Affected by Sandy? We’d like to help

Like most of the country, our attention for the past few days has been focused on the circumstances surrounding Sandy and the damage that storm has inflicted on the eastern states. I’m grateful that our co-workers and their families in that area are safe and sound. I’m sure many people spent last night and this

How a Disaster Recovery Plan Can Save Your Business

Roil Boil

We talk about how important it is to have a disaster recovery plan, but it’s great to see a partner practice what they preach. We’ve featured one of our partners, SNC Squared, before in our case study, SNC Squared Recovers From a Deadly Tornado. This week, Small Business Computing featured SNC Squared in an article

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Demand for backup and disaster recovery software grows

MWCN Utah 100

It’s always nice when I get to share good news on behalf of StorageCraft, and this time is no different. We found out the other day that we ranked 14th on the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 list. This list identifies and ranks the top 100 companies in Utah based on a five-year snapshot of

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What we did this summer: The Dirty Dash

7 of the Dirty StorageCraft 8!

Well, this is what some StorageCraft employees did for fun this summer, and can you believe they did it willingly? Just reading this made me tired. But don’t take my word for it; listen to Matt Harding, lead qualification guru and crazy Dirty Dash enthusiast: Eight StorageCraft-ians signed up to participate in the Dirty Dash


Social media privacy: how important is it to you?

James, I think your cover's blown!

Rest easy, California natives – you can continue to post inappropriate photos and questionable status updates to your social media sites without worrying if you’ll have to show them to potential or current employers or colleges. The governor of California signed some bills into law that make it illegal for employers and colleges to demand


Four tips for handling negative comments


There comes a time in every blog or site’s life when it has finally arrived on the scene, and that’s when it receives its first negative comment. Negativity causes a lot of concern for people, especially when it comes to social media. I’ve lost count of the number of executives who sweat and panic when


Filling out your social media profile

LOGO2.0 part I

In the online dating world, one of the best ways to match up with a compatible person is by completely filling out your dating profile. How else will you find someone else who likes pina coladas (or getting caught in the rain, for that matter) unless you say so? If someone else is looking for

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Do your branding messages match your behavior?

the chocolate orgy ended in love

There is a pub in Scotland that serves deep-fried Mars bars. While this seems like perfect state fair food, the Carron Fish Bar says it has been serving these for almost 20 years. Mars, Inc, the parent company responsible for M&Ms, Snickers, Dove, Mars, Milky way and Twix, contacted the bar owners to tell them


Backup software company continues growth streak

Fast 50

StorageCraft recognized as 10th-fastest growing company in Utah DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – August 30, 2012 –StorageCraft Technology Corporation, the provider of best in class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, was the tenth fastest-growing company in Utah in the last year, according to Utah Business Magazine.

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What can you learn from political candidate mishaps?

Stage Fright [EXPLORE]

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re in the midst of an election year. As somewhat of a news junkie, political nerd and communications aficionado, I have a love/hate relationship with election years. It’s hard for me to ignore it because of its place in historical and current events, but there are so many


Putting social etiquette back into social media

Southwark sign

I spend a lot of my time reading things online. Brand sites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, you name it. So when one of my co-workers forwarded this list of social media commandments, I devoured it. It takes some of my favorite things — social media, lists and sarcasm — and combines them to create the


What level of personal security is reasonable in the cloud?

password lock

The internet has been abuzz with discussions about cloud security this week. First, Steve Wozniak of Apple essentially said the cloud is a free-for-all and will be for a few years to come. Then there was the story of Mat Honan getting hacked and completely wiped which, if it all went down the way it

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I like being the bearer of good news

CompTIA Breakaway 2012

Some days my job can be a little stressful. On any given day, I may have to deliver bad news to my co-workers, or I might have to use my crisis communications skills on behalf on the company. However, today is not one of those days. Today I get to share good news, and that

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CRN Women of the Channel honors our own Nicole Petriello


Even though we’ve known about this award for a while now, we couldn’t talk about it until this week — and it’s been killing me! Each year, CRN releases a list of “female executives across channel organizations, distributors and solution providers who epitomize success within the IT channel.” I get really excited about this award

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StorageCraft Assigned Patent to Protect Backup and Recovery Technology


DRAPER, Utah — July 19, 2012 — StorageCraft Technology Corporation has been assigned a patent (8,190,574 B2) developed by Scott Barnes, Draper, Utah, Nathan S. Bushman, Pleasant Grove, Utah and Maxim Shatskikh, Moscow, Russia, for “systems, methods and computer-readable media for backup and restoration of computer information.” This patent protects HeadStart Restore®, which reduces recovery

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StorageCraft Training and Certification hits the road again

The StorageCraft Training and Certification team is  back on the road training StorageCraft partners with a stop in Santa Clara, California today (July 17, 2012) and some exciting locations in the next few weeks.  Break away from your daily tasks and join us for an action-packed two-day advanced course on backup and disaster recovery.  Choose

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TECH TIP: Getting a “Disconnected Node” message? Reconnect using simple steps.

Does your StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® software show a DISCONNECTED status on a monitored node? Follow these steps to remedy the issue: Click the Network View link in the View panel (on the left side of the ShadowProtect console). This will display the Network View panel (on the right side of the console). You should see an

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TECH TIP: Getting “Volume Not Supported” message? Try rebooting.

Rebooting after installing StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® is a critical step in the installation process.  Without rebooting first, you might receive a number of “Volume Not Supported” error messages: 12-Apr-2012 16:00:02 service 302 Cannot take snapshot. Error: Volume not supported by provider. Method:  VSS API by STC provider. Volumes count: 1. 12-Apr-2012 16:00:02 service 301 try snapshot

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StorageCraft Adds Options to Training Program

DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – June 28, 2012 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, now offers more options to make it easier and more affordable for partners to participate in StorageCraft education opportunities. The StorageCraft ® Training & Certification program

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TECH TIP: Moving a StorageCraft ShadowProtect license to another computer

When you need to move a previously activated (used) StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® license to another computer, you must first DEACTIVATE the license. Follow these easy guidelines to deactivate a license: If the machine is still available and ShadowProtect is still installed, open the ShadowProtect software and deactivate the software from the Help Menu. If the machine

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Our thoughts on Cloud Expo

Last Thursday marked the final day of the Cloud Expo event in New York, and I think we might still be recovering. Even so, we have a few moments to reflect on the highs and lows of the show, New York itself, and our big product announcement. I’ll even go first! We employ some really

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TECH TIP: Activating StorageCraft ShadowProtect

Accessing your name and key When you activate ShadowProtect® a pop-up screen will ask for a name and a key. •             In the NAME field, simply enter the serial number (remember to track the serial number and installation location for every installation you complete). •             To access your KEY, please go through the StorageCraft online

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StorageCraft Announces Cloud Services

New service offers failover in the cloud in less than five minutes  *** DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – June 13, 2012 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, has announced that it will offer StorageCraft® Cloud Services, a new solution that

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