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The Black Market for Data

If the right kind of personal data – credit card numbers, email addresses, online credentials, or bank account information – falls into the wrong hands, you can be sure criminals will use that data for their personal gain or sell it on the black market, where buyers and sellers anonymously deal in stolen or illegal goods and services. On the darknet, the secret and hidden part of the Internet, everything …Read More

2016 Results: Self-Assessment Tool

Since Kroll Ontrack launched its free and anonymous Self-Assessment Tool in April 2015, almost 10,000 people have used the tool to gain valuable information about what to do when they are struck by a data loss.  And over those last couple of years, the tool has not only helped users by providing a fast and free of charge assessment of what might be the cause of their data loss, but …Read More

How to Migrate your Legacy Tapes to a New Backup Solution

The basics of tape migration and the questions that arise Tape as an archive and data storage medium has been around for over 60 years now and it’s still widely used in companies of all sizes.  Tape has its advantages – durability and low cost compared to other media – but that can also be its drawback. Over the years companies tend to change tape formats, as well as tape …Read More

Why Preventing Virtualization Sprawl Matters

Virtualization is not only for early-adopters or IT geeks anymore. The technology has found its place in almost every IT department and data center, but the advantages of the technology – fast and almost immediate server deployment, increased server uptime, and isolated applications – also has its disadvantages. One of them being virtualization sprawl . Since creating and running a virtual machine (VM) or virtual servers is very easy and …Read More

How to Quickly Check if a Hard Drive is Working Properly

Whether you’re a private user or work within an IT department, you can sometimes be presented with a stark reality –  hard drives are no longer working as they should and/or data suddenly disappears.  Unlike the usual symptoms of a loud scratching or ‘clicking’ noise, it’s not always immediately clear whether a hard drive is physically defective or not.  Thus, many users are initially irritated and do not know how …Read More

Recovery of a NAS Server is a Highly Complex Endeavor

So, you think recovering a NAS server is an easy task?  Well, think again.  NAS servers may be a lower-cost RAID based solution aimed at small to medium sized companies, but technically, they are as complex and difficult to recover from as some of the high-end storage systems.  Since most NAS systems manufactured today have advanced features similar to those of high-end SANs, like deduplication, virtualization support, and iSCSI targeting, …Read More

Storage Trends and Predictions for 2017

Storage Trends and Predictions for 2017 Working for the leading global data recovery company, Kroll Ontrack specialists see a variety of storage devices and technologies come and go over the years when they fail to function and data loss occurs.  As older storage technologies make way for newer technologies – and since no medium or technology is failure-proof, one day it will come into one of our several data recovery …Read More

The Need for Emergency Recovery Services

As businesses rely more and more on digital systems and data to improve the delivery of their goods and services, the need for emergency data recovery rises.  When a data center experiences downtime the company not only is at risk of losing revenue, but it could face costly fines for goods and services that weren’t delivered as well.  Every minute counts when data loss in an enterprise storage environment occurs. …Read More