Hidden charges most cloud storage providers don’t tell you about and how to avoid it

Is there anything more seductive than cloud storage prices? Prices are given as fractions of dollars which makes quantifying the actual costs in real value near impossible. And they do this for good reason. Amazon, for example, charges $0.00000625125 for 128 megabytes of memory to support a Lambda Function while Azure charges a minute $0.01 … Read more

Ransomware in 2022: Smarter, Better, Faster

Over the past few years, we’ve seen ransomware rise in popularity. It has evolved from encrypting data for ransom to hacking backups and data theft to expose it or sell it unlawfully as part of “double extortion” schemes. The cybercriminals perpetrating these attacks have evolved from disorganized splinter groups and individuals to highly sophisticated start-ups … Read more

4 Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service must-haves. Does your service provider include these?

Last year, a massive 86% of organizations (recorded across 17 countries) fell victim to successful cyberattacks, 69% were compromised by ransomware while lax employee awareness and an overall lack of skilled IT personnel further impeded IT security. And these are only the manmade disasters that organizations have to contend with; there are also natural disasters … Read more

Case Study: Onboarding Cohesity Improves Stage2Data’s Top and Bottom Lines

Enterprises are increasingly turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to accelerate cloud adoption and offer best of breed innovative solutions. We recently onboarded Cohesity’s comprehensive data management platform that includes multitenant features and robust security to grow our as-a-service offering. We realised that a new technology partner needed to come on board to ensure rapid … Read more

Stage2Data announces new technology partnership with MinIO to provide long-term object storage

Stage2Data is pleased to announce its newly established partnership with MinIO, a pioneer in high performance, S3 compatible object storage. MinIO specialises in developing cloud-native object storage and helps businesses build private cloud infrastructure. This partnership will be particularly valuable for Stage2Data clients looking for cost effective long term storage. Leaders in cloud storage In … Read more

Case Study: St. Mary’s General Hospital selects Stage2Data and Cohesity for their backup and recovery needs

Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s General Hospital is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. The hospital proudly serves the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County with an extended reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond.  With its nearly 2 000 staff, physicians … Read more

Case Study: Copperfin Credit Union transforms backup and recovery operations with Stage2Data and Cohesity

Data loss as a result of, amongst others, cybercrime, hardware and software failures and human error is a major concern for organizations of all sizes. It can disrupt the day-to-day operations of any information-based business. Additionally, it remains a challenge to ensure that backups occur on a timely, scheduled basis. Copperfin Credit Union, Northwestern Ontario’s largest locally … Read more

Need Office 365 backup? Here are 3 reasons why you should consider Cohesity

Businesses everywhere are grappling with the challenge of moving to the cloud. The Microsoft Office 365 platform has certainly simplified the delivery and efficiency of productivity tools to remote workers; however, research suggests that its widespread adoption is also creating data-exposure issues that should be identified and fixed. Even with software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform providers such … Read more

Case Study: Stage2Data rises to the challenge; provides a holistic backup and disaster recovery solution to Ennis Fabrics

James Ennis founded Ennis Fabrics in 1972 knowing that there was a better way to service customers in the textiles and supplies industry. He knew there was a better way to provide customers with what they needed when they needed it. Today, Ennis Fabrics have over 9,000 products that are distributed throughout North America and … Read more

Stage2Data congratulates 3 of its technology partners for being selected as leaders on Gartner’s magic quadrant

Cohesity Download report Rubrik Download report Veaam Download report Organizations are progressively moving toward public cloud and with this comes increased concerns over ransomware and the complexities associated with backup and data management. This scenario is forcing business and IT leaders to either rearchitect their backup infrastructure or explore alternative solutions. This year’s Gartner Magic … Read more