California Power Outages Causing Sudden Rise In Server Failures

On Oct. 9, 2019, Pacific Gas & Electric began intentionally cutting power to hundreds of thousands of customers in an effort to limit wildfires in Northern California. The move, which affected parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, also put...
October 10, 2019

Baltimore Stored Data On Local Hard Drives Before Ransomware Attack

On May 7, 2019, Baltimore suffered a crippling ransomware attack that limited access to services, including online bill payments and municipal employees’ emails. Now, the city is trying to figure out what went wrong, and an audit has turned up...
October 4, 2019

Quick Tips For Properly Responding To Ransomware Infections

You’ve probably heard about ransomware, but if you’ve never suffered an infection, it probably seems like a negligible threat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Ransomware attacks are fairly commonplace, with major attacks compromising data at large enterprises, hospitals, government...
October 2, 2019

Garbage Collection On An SSD: A Simple Explanation

Garbage collection is a process used by solid-state drives (SSDs) to optimize space, improve efficiency, and keep your device working as efficiently as possible. It’s also a common source of confusion for personal computer users — and the name “garbage...
October 1, 2019

Does Defragmenting A Solid-State Drive Cause Data Loss?

Defragmenting a solid-state drive (SSD) is a bad idea...under most circumstances. Here's a brief overview of how defragmentation works, why it's largely unnecessary for solid-state drives, and what you can do instead.
September 30, 2019

When Is Data Recovery Impossible? 

Data recovery is usually an option, but in some cases, severe damage can put data at risk.
September 27, 2019

7 Data Recovery Myths, Busted: Understanding Data Loss

In our work, we frequently encounter widespread misconceptions about data loss. Most of these myths originate from misunderstandings of how hard drives, solid-state drives, RAID arrays, and other devices function. For the most part, they’re harmless, but our goal is...
September 26, 2019

Are You Using Safe Email Practices?

Even as communication and project management tools like Slack, Cisco Spark, and Hive gain popularity, email continues to be the most widely used medium for both internal and external business communications worldwide. With that level of ubiquity, it’s unsurprising that...
September 25, 2019

Huawei Announces Solid-State SAN Capable Of 20 Million I/O Operations Per Second

Sept. 2019 – Huawei announced an all-flash storage array, the OceanStor Dorado V6, boasting incredible benchmarks including a 20 million IOPS (input/output operations per second). The array sets a new standard for all-flash systems, but with an expected price tag...
September 23, 2019

Are You Using Safe Email Practices?

Even as communication and project management tools like Slack, Cisco Spark, and Hive gain popularity, email continues to be the most widely used medium for both internal and external business communications worldwide. Additionally, while it’s largely been overtaken by text...
August 15, 2019