Alarm Fatigue – When Your Backups Cry Wolf

2018-03-23

What would happen if the fire alarm in your office went off at this very moment? Would there be a mad rush for the doors, or would most people just ignore it and keep working until they smelled smoke? As indicated by the Institute for Research in Construction, only about 25% of occupants react to […]

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Backup’s Automation Paradox

2018-02-26

In 1992, the Royal Majesty cruise ship ran aground because of an electrical problem with their GPS system. Despite the fact that it should have been clear to any experienced crewmember that the ship had been veering off-course, most simply assumed that the GPS system would correct itself or someone else would take on the […]

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Air-Gap Backups

2018-01-17

Imagine the following scenario: You’re the IT administrator for your company. To eliminate human error and physical media failure, you’ve implemented a fully-automated network backup solution that creates redundant backup copies across multiple physical sites. You’re following the greater part of the best practices. In any case, at that point something terrible happens. One of […]

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Happy Holidays From Storagepipe

2017-12-08

Happy Holidays From Storagepipe THREAT! The virus scanner pings Your system needs some updating Yes it has been quite a while Your OS is out of style Careful with your documents It’s just good ol’ common sense Always backup your hard drive And any threat you will survive THREAT! The virus scanner pings Cryptocurrency mining […]

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Black Swan Disaster Recovery

2017-11-10

The term “Black Swan” dates back to the first century A.D. Originally. The term was ordinarily used to show an event that was exceptionally improbable. For example: “I’ll see a Black Swan before you ever beat me at chess.” “An honest politician is like a Black Swan.” And then, in 1697, something incredible happened. The […]

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How Netflix Thrives In Chaos

2017-10-26

In September of 2015, Amazon experienced a major downtime incident that knocked out availability at many leading cloud services, including Amazon’s own Echo smart speaker. Of all the companies affected by this breach, none seem to have fared better than Netflix. Despite the major disruption that knocked out more than 20 critical AWS services, Netflix […]

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The Cloud Bank Fallacy

2017-09-19

For over a decade, cloud computing has been one of the most talked-about trends in IT. Compared to traditional infrastructure, leveraging the cloud has been consistently shown to offer overwhelmingly positive business benefits. And despite a long track record of success, some IT administrators are still reluctant to trust the cloud when it comes to […]

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Internet Of Things Smart Cities Infographic

2017-08-03

Smart cities are the epicentre of infrastructure and technology. By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. To limit strain on resources and infrastructure, cities from around the world are taking the necessary steps to not only live better but smarter. Storagepipe is at the forefront these innovations – offering […]

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Mode Errors – A Disaster Recovery Weak Point

2017-07-25

Transcript: In 1999, NASA invested over $300 million in the Mars Climate Orbiter project. The spacecraft crashed into mars and disintegrated, because scientists had accidentally mistaken metric measurements for imperial units. How is it that some of the most intelligent people in the world, working on such an important project, could make such an obvious […]

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