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…

22 Feb

Take Your RPO Down to Seconds With Zerto

Having a copy of your data offsite has always been imperative in any Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.  Back in the time before time, that was done by sending backup tapes offsite. Among our smaller clients, this was typically done once a week by a member of the firm. Our larger clients would send tapes offsite 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…

22 Apr

Saving The Day With Disaster Recovery Solutions

Having been with Kraft Kennedy for over 17 years, I’ve seen my fair share of disasters. I’ve had to deal with large scale disasters like Superstorm Sandy and I’ve handled many small ones, such as hardware failure, which are much more common. More and more organizations are implementing Disaster Recovery solutions. However, if you ask them if they’ve ever had to 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…

22 Sep

What Happens When the Cloud Fails?

Customers of a major message hygiene vendor, including many law firms of all sizes, experienced an unexpected service outage recently. Affected firms were unable to send or receive email from the internet. The outage had attorneys and staff looking to their IT departments for guidance. The vendor did not handle this outage well. It provided clients with almost no 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…

22 Oct

Drinking our own Kool-Aid: Moving to a Colo Facility

I have been with Kraft Kennedy for over 15 years. Up until a couple of weeks ago, we had been housing our systems internally like many other companies. Consequently, we have seen our fair share of disasters and close calls over the years: We lost our communication lines on September 11, 2001. We lost power Read more…

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