25 Apr

Backing Up The Cloud with The Cloud

Many firms put a lot of focus and effort into protecting and backing up their on-premise data. They know exactly what data is backed up, how often it gets backed up, and how long the backups are retained. With Cloud based backup solutions, offsite backups over the Internet have become much easier. Tape backup has largely become Read more…

13 Jun

Conference Recap: DattoCon ’17

Last week I attended my first (and Datto’s fifth) DattoCon, a conference designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) like Kraft Kennedy. Datto, which provides the primary backup and disaster recovery solution for our small and mid-size clients, has been hosting a conference in a different city each year. This year it was in Denver, Colorado. Read more…

05 Jul

Save the Day: Backup Disaster

Our goal is to provide firms with that which they would ask for, if they only knew it existed. The possibilities that present themselves at the outset of a relationship with a managed services client often have both parties abuzz with excitement. We enjoy improving our new client’s environment and end user experience, and watching Read more…

27 Oct

Simple and Effective Disaster Recovery with Datto Siris

Proper Disaster Recovery (DR) has been out of reach of smaller organizations for many years. Most firms have had to resort to sending backup tapes offsite. Everyone knows the main problems with tape backups: finicky hardware and human error (not changing or sending tapes offsite). Datto has an excellent solution that lets smaller organizations have a proper Disaster Recovery Read more…

09 Sep

Tales from the Crypto: Is Your Network Vulnerable to the CryptoLocker Virus?

CryptoLocker, or CryptoWall, is a potentially costly ransomware virus that can infect firms during the course of performing routine tasks. Once it is inadvertently downloaded, the virus spreads rapidly. A program scans the network share and encrypts all the files to which the infected user has the rights. The key to decrypt the hostage files is then offered to Read more…

28 May

Veeam Backup and Replication 8 Patch 1 Performance Enhancements

The Release Notes for Veeam 8 Backup & Replication Patch 1 contain information on an experimental performance enhancement described as follows: We saw a significant performance improvement after changing the default behavior (DataMoverLocalFastPath = 0) to data exchange through shared memory (DataMoverLocalFastPath = 2), and I wanted to share the details. In terms of configuration, Read more…

10 Feb

Review – Veeam Endpoint Backup (BETA)

Introduction In my last post, I wrote about Veeam Cloud Connect.  In this post, I’ll focus on another new offering from Veeam. While Veeam Backup & Replication has long been a favorite of Kraft Kennedy consultants due to ease of installation and job configuration, and intuitive restore process for files, folders, application items, and virtual Read more…

05 Feb

Introducing Veeam Cloud Connect

Veeam Backup & Replication has long been a favorite of Kraft Kennedy consultants due in large part to ease of installation and the straightforward process of configuring backup jobs, replication jobs, and file, folder, application item, and virtual machine restores. That said, while backup and copy jobs to local repositories work well and native tape support Read more…