Cloud-based services for helping to protect companies from the loss of mission-critical data in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. In addition to protecting data, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offerings help ensure business continuity by minimizing downtime and disruption to customers, clients and employees in the event of server failure or other disaster.
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service solutions also typically offer more than just data recovery protection by additionally being able to replicate infrastructure and applications to help ensure full continuity of business operations. DRaaS service providers include the likes of Dell, IBM, Virtustream, Windstream and many others.
An advanced form of ransomware that first surfaced in September 2013, attacking individuals and companies in the U.K by arriving as an attachment in an e-mail that appears to be a customer complaint. If the attachment is opened, the CryptoLocker Trojan horse infiltrates the computer or server and encrypts all of the files on the […]
- Bitcoin Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin is a digital payment currency that utilizes cryptocurrency (a digital medium of exchange) and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to create and manage monetary transactions as opposed to a central authority. The open source Bitcoin P2P network creates the bitcoins and manages all the bitcoin transactions. Often referred to as “cash for the Internet,” Bitcoin is […]
A database that features fewer consistency restrictions than conventional relational databases. While most often called NoSQL databases, these databases are sometimes also referred to as “Not Only SQL” databases to reflect that SQL queries can be used in some cases. NoSQL databases feature highly optimized key-value data designed for quick retrieval and appending operations, and […]
- Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS)
Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) is a form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in which the VDI is outsourced and handled by a third party. Also called hosted desktop services, desktop-as-a-service is frequently delivered as a cloud service along with the apps needed for use on the virtual desktop. A Desktop-as-a-service provider typically handles storing, securing and backing […]
- Anything as a Service (XaaS)
Anything-as-a-service, or XaaS, refers to the growing diversity of services available over the Internet via cloud computing as opposed to being provided locally, or on premises. Also known as everything-as-a-service, anything-as-a-service reflects the vast potential for on-demand cloud services and is already being heavily marketed and promoted by companies like VMware and HP. Anything-as-a-service derives […]