StorageCraft and VDI Space Case Study

Case Study: StorageCraft and VDI Space

Convincing customers to migrate their IT infrastructure to a completely cloud-based solution is a difficult sell, to say the least. The production disruption alone is enough to kill the sale. So how More »

Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service

Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service (New Profit-Ability Guide Ebook!)

If you’re not selling disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), you could be missing out on a lot: more revenue, happier clients, and a better night’s sleep. In our new Profit-Ability Guide More »


Case Study: StorageCraft and SolutionStart

StorageCraft partner Jimmy Georgiou, CEO and founder of SolutionStart Technologies, loves going to the dentist. That’s because his company specializes in technology solutions for dental offices. One reason for his company’s success More »

Syndeo Communications

CASE STUDY: StorageCraft and Syndeo Communications

Like most managed service providers, Andrew Hartman understands it’s not if a disaster is going to happen, but when. As the founder of Syndeo Communications, an IT consulting firm in the San More »

StorageCraft and the Hotel Industry

CASE STUDY: StorageCraft in the Hotel Industry

Learn how the IT admin of a very large hotel conglomerate takes care of backup and recovery for hundreds of servers. More »

Recovery Zone Digest

Sign Up for the Recovery Zone Digest

When it comes to disaster recovery, technology is only half the battle. As G. I. Joe taught us, knowing is the other half. Getting the knowledge you need to face off against More »

Legal Recover-Ability Guide

The Legal Industry v. Technology (New Recover-Ability Guide Ebook!)

The legal industry is a great untapped resource of revenue for many managed services providers. Certainly, there’s a lot to learn if you want to break into the business of providing service More »

CharTec, LLC

Case Study: StorageCraft Academy and CharTec

When your company mascot is a zebra with multi-colored stripes, it’s easy to guess how important it is for you to distinguish yourself from the rest of the herd. So when Ryan More »

Making IT Disaster Recovery Easy

Making IT Disaster Recovery Easy (Recover-Ability Guide for IT Admins)

Usually when you hear someone talking about fast disaster recovery, they’re talking about fancy new technologies that give you a leg up on your recovery. Sure, virtualization, image-based backup, and cloud computing can all contribute to More »

Advanced Backup Solutions

Case Study: StorageCraft and ABS

A s a StorageCraft® OEM partner, Advanced Backup Solutions (ABS) offers a best-of-breed business continuity solution that delivers enterprise-class data protection and disaster recovery to managed service providers (MSPs) who work with More »

Numa Networks

Case Study: StorageCraft and Numa Networks

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Orange County, California when the help line rings at Numa Networks. A new customer is calling in a panic. The customer is a major beverage distributor, More »

Overview of Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server Technical Preview

Overview of new Hyper-V

Microsoft recently released the technical preview of Hyper-V Server for download, and we’d like to take a look at some of the awesome new features.

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Advanced Data Storage Tips For Next-Level Efficiency

advanced data storage tips

With some next-level strategizing, you can take storage efficiency up several notches and give your administrators a bit of relief in the process.

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3 Preventive Security Actions That Don’t Require Employee Monitoring

ensuring security without employee monitoring

Rather than monitoring employees, you’re much better off using layered security solutions to prevent such vulnerabilities as malware, loss of IP (Intellectual Property) and other confidential information, and possible litigation resulting from illegal activity or non-compliance.

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MSPs: Here Are the Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Your Disaster Recovery Offering

Questions about disaster recovery

As we noted in our most recent ebook Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service, there are a number of considerations IT providers need to make when it comes to their disaster recovery offering. But before you start asking clients important questions about disaster recovery, you need to make sure you’ve got your offering figured out in a way that makes you profitable while also keeping clients satisfied.

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Keeping Above the Home Line: Balancing Tech Needs and Tech Investment

Tech investments

The majority of SMB IT shops tend to one of two extremes: massive overspend with an attempt to operate like huge companies by adopting costly and pointless technologies or they go to the opposite extreme, spending nothing and running technology that is completely inadequate for their needs. How do you find the right balance?

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Cyber Insurance: What Is It and Do You Need It For Your Business?

cyber insurance

Cyber insurance is an outside-the-box concept that can help better manage the risks, and the huge financial losses that follow.

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If Corporations Won’t Protect Consumer Privacy Can MSPs?

corporations and privacy

Corporations collect personal data for many reasons, but MSPs don’t have to sit idly by while consumer privacy dissolves.

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Nine Questions to Ask Clients and Prospects About Disaster Recovery

nine questions to ask clients about disaster recovery

The tricky thing is that clients and prospects don’t always see the value in spending more for something they think are “just backups.” In order to help them understand the value in disaster recovery, it’s helpful to have a conversation about what disaster recovery is and what backups are not, and this involves asking some questions.

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Considering your DNS Options

domain name server

There are a number of domain name server (DNS) options, when’s the last time you considered a switch for you or your clients?

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Defining the Software-Defined WAN and Its Value in Practical Business Environments

software-defined WAN

While subtle improvements have been made to the WAN infrastructure over the last decade or so, today’s fast changing business landscape has consequently made it tough for enterprise IT to keep pace with all the challenges. The software-defined WAN is being looked at as a potential de facto standard for WAN optimization.

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StorageCraft earns top 20 spot on MountainWest’s Utah 100

DRAPER, Utah, — StorageCraft Technology Corporation has earned its fourth consecutive placement on the prestigious MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 list, which honors companies that have had successful growth in the previous year. StorageCraft landed at No. 19 on the 2014 edition, a four-spot improvement from 2013.

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What’s the Weakest Link in Your Dependency Chain?

the weak link in your dependency chain

When assessing system risk scenarios it is very easy to overlook “chained” dependencies. We are trained to look at risk at a “node” level asking “how likely is this one thing to fail.” But system risk is far more complicated than that.

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Who Told You That?! Four Ways to Improve Coordination between Sales and Support Teams

how sales and support can communicate better

Even at an organization our size, internal communication can turn into something of a game of telephone. Here’s what we did to fix internal communication.

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Employee Monitoring, Part 1: The Difference Between Monitoring and Surveillance

monitoring and surveillance

As of 2011, over three-quarters of all U.S. companies monitor their employees’ Internet use. But there’s a thin line between monitoring and surveillance.

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Case Study: StorageCraft and VDI Space

StorageCraft and VDI Space Case Study

Convincing customers to migrate their IT infrastructure to a completely cloud-based solution is a difficult sell, to say the least. The production disruption alone is enough to kill the sale. So how does VDI Space, a successful cloud consulting firm and StorageCraft® partner, do it? Michael Fraser, CEO and founder of VDI Space, explains, We

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Global Data Breaches and a Look at Cyber Crime by Country

world of cyber crime

You’ve probably read about China’s hacking and cyber-crime tendencies, but there are specialized attacks coming from countries across the world. Here’s who is doing what.

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Millennials Value Their Privacy — Until it Involves a Reward

millenials and privacy

Millennials have essentially grown up with a phone in their hands, and they are constantly using it to send texts, take photos, and share every detail of their life on social media. Do they really value privacy?

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Do You Need Risk-Based Authentication? (RBA)

risk-based authentication

RBA takes various factors into account such as a user’s location, login time, device, and IP address to determine a risk score. If the risk score is too high, access to the network will be denied. If you’re worried about security, it might be time to implement RBA.

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Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service (New Profit-Ability Guide Ebook!)

Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service

If you’re not selling disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), you could be missing out on a lot: more revenue, happier clients, and a better night’s sleep. In our new Profit-Ability Guide aimed specifically at MSPs and VARs who sell backup and disaster recovery products, we walk through DRaaS from start to finish with the

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Calm the File Frenzy With These 7 Best Practices of File Management and Archiving

file management

Statistics show that 7.5 percent of an organization’s documents are lost entirely, while another 3 percent are misfiled, victims of the human blunder bug that strikes ever so often. What can we do to be better organized?

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Killing the Complex Network: Why a Flat Network is Usually Better

benefits of the simple network

There’s a tendency for IT admins to want to create a complex network. They get to test their skills, implement cool stuff, and create a little job security. But that level of complexity is often unnecessary.

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Why Business Process Automation Needs Built-In Exception Handling

business process automation

Business process automation can be great, except when the systems keep employees from actually helping clients.

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Webinar: Virtualization Rollouts and Migrations Made Easy

Virtualization is beneficial, but it takes time and knowledge to implement. This webinar goes over some considerations you should make while you plan your virtualization rollout.

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Is the Internet of Things Just Big Brother in Disguise?

big brother and the internet of things

Daniel Gutierrez, chief data scientist for, answered some of our questions on the Internet of Things, big data, and more.

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Best Practices for Rebooting Business Critical Servers

server reboot gameplan

Having to apply security patches and the resulting rebooting process is something with which we are all familiar. This week I decided to look at what we can learn from these large cloud reboots as well as determine what best practices exist for those of us responsible for smaller, but no less critical, server farms.

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