Ransomware Attack: 3 tips for protecting your business
By: Jason Hardy
Date: October 28, 2019
“Ransomware damages are predicted to cost the world $11.5 billion in 2019, and $20 billion in 2021” according to ”Cyber Security Ventures 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report”. They go on to say that they predict that “a company will fall victim every 14 seconds by 2019, and every 11 seconds by 2021”. What many don’t realize is that these threats aren’t focused solely on large enterprises that can pay big ransoms but instead take broad aim and seek to collect smaller ransoms from lots of companies. This focus on small to medium sized companies by hackers is often due to the fact that they have fewer security resources than their larger counterparts.
The ABCs of Disaster Recovery
Date: September 3, 2019
Picture this: you walk into the office on Monday morning after enjoying a great weekend, and login to your company’s computer system. Instantly, you can tell something is wrong. Several of the files you frequently use for your job are gone!
Bringing Your Data to Cloud Backup: What Does it Take and Why?
Date: August 31, 2019
If your business is ready to take data security more seriously this year, implementing cloud backup is a great place to start. There are several important benefits of cloud services. When you back up your information in the cloud, you’re ensuring that your company’s documents, contracts, spreadsheets and more are protected if the original copy gets misplaced at the office.
Prepping for Cyber Disasters: 3 Steps and Custom IT Solutions
Date: August 1, 2019
Is your business prepared in the event of a cyber threat? Worse yet, would you know how to react if something catastrophic were to happen to your company’s data. It’s a scary thought, however it’s important to have a plan in place to protect your business’s information. Thankfully, there are specific steps and custom IT solutions that you can implement to ensure your company’s data is as safe as possible. To get started, explore the 3 helpful tips below to better guard your data this year.
What to Look for in a Proactive Data Center Partner
Date: August 1, 2019
If you’re considering outsourcing some of your company’s IT responsibilities, we understand that the process of finding the ideal proactive data center partner can seem a little daunting. You may be wondering which specific elements to look for in a data center partner, or how to get started in your search. The good news is that we can help.
A HIPAA Compliant Data Center for the Healthcare Industry
Date: July 8, 2019
In today’s modern world, digital innovations are enabling healthcare organizations across the globe to reduce cost, boost competitiveness, while also allowing quick access to data in real-time. With the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, we’ve seen a complete shift in the past decade with more and more healthcare organizations investing in technology and services to protect their company’s data.
Colocation: The Who, What, and Why of this Data Security Option
Date: July 8, 2019
Data Center Colocation is an excellent solution for IT to enable the quick deployment of their server infrastructure at remote locations without the large capital outlay or long lead times required to develop their sites. Because of redundancy built into data centers, businesses receive the benefit of a robust environment for their critical IT equipment.
What Recent Ransomware Attacks Have Taught Us
Date: June 24, 2019
IT systems these days are so critical to the success of any business, but even with the conveniences afforded by technological advancements, many companies don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place should they experience unplanned downtime. According to the State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness Annual Report, 57% of IT professionals surveyed have had at least one system outage in the past three months and 60% of companies don’t have a fully documented disaster recovery plan.
How the AS/400 Server is making an Impact
Date: April 15, 2019
If you’re an IT professional, you’ve probably heard of IBM’s AS/400. You might know someone with this in their job title or seen certifications for it. But many of us are wondering whether the platform that was introduced back in the 80s is still relevant today. As we approach the digital age and ground-breaking discoveries in artificial intelligence, we’d like to take a look at the AS/400 and discuss why this server is still making an impact.
Outsourcing to a Proactive Data Center Partner:
Stories from Our Customers
Date: April 15, 2019
Historically, cost savings has always been a big factor behind data center outsourcing. Cost reduction will remain a key element driving the choice to outsource to a data center partner, but companies also realize the value of proactive services because of improved uptime, compliance, and reduced risks. According to various market reports, data center outsourcing is the most effective way to manage IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus on innovating their business. When you consider this and what others are saying, it’s actually hard to find a reason to keep all data center operations in-house.
The Top 4 Benefits of Data Center Colocation
Date: March 21, 2019
Many companies today are shifting from managing their data in-house to outsourcing to a proactive data center who can store and manage their data off-site. To understand this shift, let’s take a look at the definition of colocation and learn more about its top benefits.
How Do I Get Started With Veeam Cloud Connect?
Date: March 21, 2019
Whether you manage your data in-house or through a data center provider, you’ve likely heard of Veeam. But do you understand Veeam’s full range of capabilities? Today, 60% of businesses are benefiting from using Veeam Cloud Connect Backup with a recovery time of fewer than 15 minutes and data replication up to 50 times faster than raw data transfer. So, what are you waiting for?
Cloud Data Services vs. Outsourcing
to a Data Center Partner
Date: February 20, 2019
We’re all users of technology, and in the data center space, we are continually leveraging new systems, methods of communication, and advanced technologies with the user in mind. As our world becomes increasingly more advanced and connected, small business leaders and IT professionals should consider new solutions and concepts around the management of their infrastructure.
What is a Proactive Data Center Partner
and Why is it Important?
Date: February 19, 2019
Some believe that the choice of a data center is irrelevant, that one data center is the same as another and that outsourcing is just a commodity. However, data center providers vary in many ways from accreditations, space and power capacity, connectivity options and offerings, to geographical location. Of course, there are other things to consider when choosing a data center provider....
ComSpark Columbus 2018
Recognizes COO at Racksquared Data Centers
Date: November 21, 2018
Hundreds of executives gathered on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, for comSpark’s Tech Power Player event in Columbus, Ohio. The event celebrates leading technology executives in Central Ohio. We are thrilled to announce our very own, Phil Smith, COO of Racksquared and the CIO of Wasserstrom Holdings was a part of the class of 2018 honorees.
Announcing the Launch of Our New Website
Date: October 22, 2018
Racksquared is proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding services as a data center provider in Columbus, Ohio, for all industries. Designed with efficiency in mind – our new website is user-friendly, interactive and further expands on our data protection solutions, disaster recovery services, and data center colocation. We’ve also revamped our featured product section which includes content surrounding VEEAM Cloud Connect information, reviews, and how to get started.
What we learned at the comSpark Innovation Tech Summit
Date: September, 24 2018
The Racksquared team attended comSpark in Cincinnati, Ohio to experience two days of top-quality tech programming. The event provided us with the opportunity to build relationships with Greater Cincinnati-based IT companies and vendors, start-ups, industry leaders, and students. During our time at the event, we noticed some topics discussed in high-volume – the emergence of cloud and disaster recovery solutions, the importance of cyber security and identity management, how advances in technology are used to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands, and how to invest in the future of IT.
Lessons about IT Recruitment from CIO Tomorrow
Date: April 18, 2018
Highlights about Our Time at the Event
In case you missed it, the CIO Tomorrow event kicked off in Columbus, Ohio on April 18, 2018. Our Racksquared team hosted a booth and held a raffle for three $50 gift cards. Congratulations to our lucky winners! It was exciting to have been a sponsor at this event. Hearing from other leaders and influencers provided valuable insight on the importance of investing in the future of IT.