Tag Archives: server backup

Build or Buy: Thoughts on PCs and Servers for MSPs and VARs

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Should an MSP buy PCs and servers from a large manufacturer, a custom builder, or build their own? These are the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

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Best Practices for Rebooting Business Critical Servers

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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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Hardware Help: The MSP’s Guide to Buying the Right Server

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The server hardware is an essential component in an MSP’s IT infrastructure. Whether the provider specializes in hosting or network monitoring, this…

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StorageCraft ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 now on sale


DRAPER, Utah – July 10, 2013 – Backup and disaster recovery of Microsoft Windows systems became easier today with the release of StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® IT Edition 5.

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Five Things about Server Failure Every MSP Should Consider

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When is it really time to send your servers out to pasture? Three years? Five years? Ten? As an IT provider, you want servers to last as long as possible so you and your clients get more bang for their buck. The problem is that you can’t risk downtime—a server failure can turn the bang into a pathetic “whiff” in no time.

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Highly Reliable Systems RAIDFrame Plus and RAIDPacs

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StorageCraft Alliance Partner, Highly Reliable Systems, is always pushing forward the capabilities of hardware backup systems that feature removable media.

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Avoiding Communication Breakdown with Exchange Server Backup


Server failure can cause huge losses very quickly. What would you lose if your Exchange server went down for a day?

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How Cool Are Your Servers?


A new techworld.com article suggests that keeping your servers extra cool might be a dated concept. Many data centers are running at much lower temperatures than are actually necessary and could run at much higher temperatures without increasing the threat of damage or equipment failure, according to a recent Green Grid report. The report explains

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StorageCraft Offers New Purchase Options on Backup and Disaster Recovery Software

New choices based on feedback from channel partners   DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. –  Dec. 12, 2011 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, is now offering new purchase options for its ShadowProtect® solutions, thanks to suggestions and feedback from managed

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StorageCraft, Datto Partner to Create a New Standard for BDR Solutions

Enriched partnership delivers a complete end-to-end business continuity solution for MSPs and VARs across the channel   DRAPER, Utah, U.S.A. – Sept. 27, 2011 – StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Datto Inc. have joined forces to offer a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution that combines two award-winning products, StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® technology and Datto’s SIRIS. “Providing

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Why you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one cloud

Cloud  computing has been the “next big thing” for the past couple of years, with every tech company under the sun trying to figure out a way to leverage cloud technology and every service provider looking for ways to support it. Cloud technology is pretty cool and can really save the day, when it works.

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MSP University Boot Camps

We’re lacing up our training boots and hitting the road this year for MSP University Boot Camps across the United States. We’re not exactly the drill sergeant in this analogy, but we are offering some great training sessions for managed service providers (MSPs). We’re working with one of our strategic partners, eFolder, to provide MSPs

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StorageCraft Training Event: Disaster Recovery

This week, we’re offering a brand new training Webinar that focuses on simplifying disaster recovery. This technical training event is called, “Architect simple solutions with ShadowProtect®.” It may seem daunting, but Disaster Recovery really doesn’t have to be complicated. In this online training seminar, we’ll walk you through a basic DR architecture. We show you how to

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Expanded Sales and Technical Training

The new year is off to an excellent start at StorageCraft. We’re hiring new sales and support staff and we’re expanding our training to help you more. We’ll be revamping and revising things over the next few months, but starting this week we’re offering brand-new training sessions. This Thursday, we’re beginning our weekly series offering

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Recorded Training Sessions

If you missed out on our recent technical and sales training sessions, it isn’t too late to catch these Webinars. We’ve recorded them so that you can watch them when you have a little spare time. To watch our deep-dive technical training, “Unravel the mysteries of  ShadowProtect ImageManager Enterprise,” visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/498164689. To watch our sales training

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Sales Training: Winning More Business with a Better DR Solution

It may seem like rocket science, but it isn’t hard to protect your customers’ critical data and make a profit for your business. You just need the tools in order to do it. The first is a great disaster recovery (DR) solution. The second tool is a training event to show you how to sell

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Success Story: Mann Made Group

If you’re a solution provider with customers in remote locations, you know what it’s like to deal with the special challenges associated with out-of-the-way places. In the middle of the night, in bad weather — sometimes even on a normal day — it’s hard to ensure business continuity for far-flung regions. But we have ways

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Powered by StorageCraft

Two of our partners announced they are working together with us on an offering that will make life a whole lot easier for MSPs. LabTech and Doyenz will be using StorageCraft ShadowProtect technology to power a new offering that allows server failover in the cloud. This makes it a whole lot easier for MSPs to monitor their

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In the Cloud

StorageCraft is hanging out at Cloud Expo this week. Not only are we a sponsor, but we’re also heading up a breakout session on backup, disaster recovery and system migration in the cloud. Basically, we’re showing off the many ways you can use ShadowProtect in the cloud. So if you’re at the Cloud Expo this

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Data Corruption in Backups

By: Scott Barnes, StorageCraft CTO Corruption is of course a very scary word. It’s one that we hear very rarely at StorageCraft. When we have heard it, it has generally been related to hardware failure or other software failure. But when we created ShadowProtect, we have had several development rules that have prevented ShadowProtect images

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Visit us as MSPWorld Conference & Expo

StorageCraft will be participating in the MSPWorld Conference and Expo next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. If you’re planning to attend, please make sure you stop by and say hello. We’ll be talking about ShadowProtect 4, of course, because that’s what we do. We’ll also be telling people about the

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Video: Business Continuity Suite

In the last few weeks we’ve told you a bit about our partnership with Symform. We’re working together on the Business Continuity Suite powered by StorageCraft and Symform. Symform worked with Varvid Video to put together this short introduction to the Business Continuity Suite, which includes interviews with Brandon Nordquist, StorageCraft’s vice president of product

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Disaster Recovery & Data Protection Planning

Over the next couple of months, StorageCraft will be taking part in  some Interface 2010 events. Interface 2010 is a technology symposium for information technology managers that connects them with key IT influencers and technology vendors. We are one of the vendors sponsoring the Interface event in Phoenix today. As part of today’s event, we’ll

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Business Continuity Suite Web Training

Today’s  Business Continuity Suite Web training  is underway, but there are still a couple of opportunities to sign up. These free, one-hour Webinars will show you how easy it is to offer your SMB customers simple, affordable cloud backup with the Business Continuity Suite powered by StorageCraft and Symform. Next week, we’ll have two training

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Analyst’s view of the Business Continuity Suite

StorageCraft and Symform zoom into online disaster recovery and business continuity Partnership between software vendors for MSP storage services   By Deni Connor Senior Analyst Storage Strategies NOW September 2010 Data protection and recovery software developer StorageCraft and cloud services provider Symform moved into the world of cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity with a

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