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Managed Desktop Devices at Scale—SolarWinds TechPod 29

What do IT managers and managed service providers (MSPs) have in common? They both manage a sea of desktop devices. Join the SolarWinds MSP™ Head Nerds while they discuss the challenges and successes of deploying, managing and securing the multitude of…

Staying Employed—Backup Strategies in the Age of Ransomware

It’s 2020—it’s not a matter of when your organization is going to be subject to an IT attack, it’s a matter of how you deal with it. Despite all the…

Two Critical Security Tips to Kick Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brandon Shopp expands on his two tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help you provide the best security support you can to your users. On October 31, we’ll celebrate…

Patch Management Best Practices – Why Does Patching Hurt So Much?

Guys, you need to patch your stuff. In April, I had the opportunity to talk to IT pros at four different trade shows. That’s right, four in a month! I’ve…

Having and Testing Backups is Key to Running Systems

The title of this post says it all. In IT, we’ve said for years you need to take and test backups regularly to ensure your systems are being backed up…

Frankenbackup—SolarWinds TechPod 010

Old backup technologies never really die. In fact, they tend to grow, patching on new products and types of media until a company’s backup solution becomes a cobbled together “frankenbackup”…

Don’t Get Bitten by Schrödinger’s Backup

There are two sayings you can find in virtually every article about data protection: “If your data doesn’t exist in at least two places, then it doesn’t exist,” and “If…

Do You Need an On-Prem Storage Vault?

Data protection has traditionally involved an on-prem storage vault, but as data protection solutions evolve, this requirement is becoming increasingly optional. On-prem storage vaults exist because if you do away…

The Problem of Complexity in Modern Backup Software

Data protection is a complicated endeavor. This is largely because IT is a complicated endeavor, and data protection involves backing up all the data from existing IT deployments while maintaining…

The Hidden Costs of Backup Software

The focus of data protection has changed. Backups and data recovery used to exist primarily to protect against human error or natural disaster. The focus was on recovering from an…