In April 2016 Microsoft brought suit against the U.S. government because agencies can demand access to cloud based files without the knowledge of the owners. The suit argues that that the government is violating the constitution by preventing Microsoft from notifying thousands of customers that their emails and other documents have been accessed. It might…
As more data moves across the Internet to it’s home in the cloud, many are still retaining primary and backup data within physical reach on their servers and backup appliances. This makes good business sense, considering that when disaster strikes the speed of transfer from cloud storage could take days compared to hours for a backup appliance such as our NetSwap NC350 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. There are two scenarios administrators must plan for: backup and disaster recovery, commonly referred to as BDR.
Highly Reliable Systems manufactures true backup NAS appliances and that can be monitored with Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools such as LabTech, Kaseya, N-able, and others. Such tools may be used to generate tickets in ConnectWise. In this overview we outline some of the monitoring parameters offered. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are popularly used for adding shared storage to a small business network. While providing an inexpensive and convenient way to store extra data, they do not have a true backup focus. Our backup appliances include highly-removable drives, auto-mirroring, offsite replication, virtual machine support, and remote monitoring functionality to provide the most reliable backup solution.
Our server backup appliances cost less, are easy to configure, and perform well, regardless of the task. High-Rely NetSwap, RAIDFrame, and BNAS backup appliances deliver the best of all worlds: highly-removable duty-rated backup media, 10GbE high-speed data recovery, large storage capacity up to 90TB, Cloud replication or Reverse-Cloud backup, open compatibility with BDR software, and technical support based in the USA.
Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have become “cloud backup applications”, and are increasingly popular. According to a survey of enterprise customers by Aberdeen Group, around 1/2 of firms are using the cloud for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and email (with Exchange making up 19%). The high adoption rate reflects software manufacturer’s focus on recurring monthly revenue models versus the older sales models where software was purchased with yearly support or maintenance fees. By hosting their applications, software vendors such as Microsoft CRM and Salesforce.com create higher profit margins and create tighter linkage to the end user. This model will eventually diminish, and disintermediate the importance of trusted consultants and IT resellers which account for approximately 30% of the traditional cost of IT.