Cloud Security

Fred Pinkett

Why the Windmill Defense Does Not Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

By on August 1, 2016

One of the great things about working for a growing company is that you have to earn every customer. Our sales team does not have the luxury of walking into a conference room, flashing the logo of a long-established brand on the screen, and instantly enjoying a head start. This is a challenge on many… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Engineering Firm Improves Collaboration and Protection by Switching to Nasuni

By on June 23, 2016

This is the kind of story we hear from companies all the time. Files are growing out of control. End users are struggling to collaborate across offices. The traditional storage hardware the enterprise has come to rely on creates more problems than it solves. One of our clients, Manhard Consulting Group, a leading civil engineering… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Leading Home Audio Manufacturer Turns to Nasuni for File Storage

By on June 2, 2016

Our customers reach out to Nasuni because they either want to solve a very specific pain point – rising backup costs, for example – or address an entire laundry list of problems related to unstructured data growth. D+M Group, a global provider of innovative and high quality sound solutions, belongs to the latter category. They… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Embracing What Was Once Feared

By on May 24, 2016

Last year I wrote a blog post describing how the fear of cloud is dead. We see evidence of this trend everyday. Customers are moving critical file workloads to cloud storage using Nasuni without batting an eye. So I shouldn’t be surprised about the shift to the many advantages of cloud. What stunned me recently… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

How to Fight Ransomware: New Infographic Details a Growing Threat to the Enterprise

By on May 17, 2016

Ransomware has evolved into such a successful and widespread attack that even national news outlets such as NPR have run stories on the subject. The attackers go after individuals, organizations and even hospitals, demanding that the targets pay ransoms to have their maliciously encrypted files unlocked. And these are only the public stories. The scary… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

The Evolution of Ransomware and How It’s Targeting the Enterprise

By on April 20, 2016

Ransomware is evolving. The hackers behind the original Cryptolocker trojan were stopped in 2014, but the number of imitators is growing. One type of ransomware called Locky has reportedly been infecting tens of thousands of machines a day. A Los Angeles hospital was recently forced to pay $17,000 to restore access to CT scans, lab… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

The Hidden Costs of File Storage Revealed in New Infographic

By on March 29, 2016

We tend to talk a lot about unstructured data growth in this space, and how this trend drives up IT costs and increases complexity. Yes, I’m writing about this topic again, because it has such a powerful impact on businesses, but now I’d like to focus specifically on the numbers. The Cost of Unstructured Data… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

How the Cloud Simplifies Compliance

By on March 22, 2016

As more companies explore cloud as a solution to unstructured data growth, they want to know exactly how their files will be stored and protected. For many companies, this is not simply a matter of curiosity. They need to adhere to industry-specific compliance regulations, and they want to know whether the process of storing files… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

The Substance of Cloud

By on March 9, 2016

The problem with the term ‘cloud’ is that it feels like something nebulous, something you can’t touch or feel or get your hands on. But if you use ‘cloud’ storage, your files are not disappearing into the ether. They are going into a data center that is quite physical. In fact, unless you work for… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

How Snapshots Can Replace Backup as a Primary Data Protection Solution

By on February 23, 2016

The cloud is changing data storage and protection in fundamental ways, and the snapshot is no exception. Snapshots are images of a disk at particular points in time. While the first snapshot generally covers an entire disk, the subsequent ones only capture the changes, ensuring more efficient use of capacity and bandwidth. Snapshots have long… Continue Reading »

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