Tape Media

Tape Drives

Removable Disk Storage

Imation RDX

Imation RDX Bundles

Imation RDX Media Secure

Quantum RDX

Quantum RDX 8000 Library

HP RDX Removable Disk

Tandberg Data RDX QuikStor

IBM RDX

Qualstar Tape Libraries

Overland NEO Tape Libraries

Tape Drive Autoloaders

HP StorageWorks

Tandberg Data Storage Library

Quantum SuperLoaders

Quantum Scalar i40

Overland Storage NEO S

NEO S Series Support

NAS Storage

SnapServer NAS

SnapServer XSD 40 NAS

SnapServer DX DynamicRAID

SnapServer DX1/DX2 Bundles

SnapScale X2 Clustered NAS

SnapScale X4 Scalable NAS

Snap Server Support

Snap Server Software

Tandberg Data BizNAS

LenovoEMC StorCenter NAS

LenovoEMC px4-400d/ px4-400r

LenovoEMC px12-400r NAS

LenovoEMC px12-450r NAS

Iomega NAS Service Plans

Pegasus RAID Storage for MAC

Pegasus2 RAID Thunderbolt

Netgear ReadyNAS

SnapSAN S1000 Storage Array

SnapServer S2000 iSCSI SAN

Overland Storage REO VTL

Lenovo ThinkServer SA120

Nexsan Storage

Adaptec SCSI HBA Cards

ATTO SAS/SATA/FC HBA

ATTO ExpressSAS RAID

ATTO 10GbE NIC Cards

iSCSI/ FC HBA Cards

SATA/ SAS HBA Cards

Cables & Terminators

Barcode Labels

Turtle Storage Cases

HP Toner Cartridges

Imation Defender Flash Security

Repair Services

Reconditioned Tape Drives


Custom Sequence Barcode Labels for all your Tape Media - DLT, SDLT AIT and LTO FREE LTO BARCODE LABELS

  AUTHORIZED PARTNER

Iomega StorCenter Network Storage Appliances

mTape LTO-6 with Thunderbolt Connectivity for MAC

Browse by Manufacturer
Mailing Lists

77% of Businesses Saw Rogue Cloud Deployments in 2012

40% of them suffered exposure of confidential - Symantec survey

key survey findings showed enterprises and SMBs are experiencing escalating costs tied to rogue cloud use, complex backup and recovery, and inefficient cloud storage. Rogue clouds are defined as business groups implementing public cloud applications that are not managed by or integrated into the company's IT infrastructure.

Industry experts predict several key issues will arise in 2013 focused on the financial pressures and security challenges of cloud computing. BC is seen as an important issue with the increase in cloud outages posing greater risks than security breaches. Over the holidays, a leading cloud service provider experienced an outage, which they quickly remediated. This outage impacted businesses and posed important concerns around data loss prevention, backup, time spent on data recovery and the associated costs. However, with advance preparation, organizations can build safe, agile and efficient clouds that will enable them to meet their business goals.

Rogue Cloud Implementations
According to the survey, rogue cloud deployments are one of the cost pitfalls. It is a surprisingly common problem, found in more than three quarters (77%) of businesses within the last year. It also seems to be an issue experienced more by enterprises (83%), due to their larger company size, than SMBs (70%).

Among organizations who reported rogue cloud issues, 40% experienced the exposure of confidential information, and more than a quarter faced account takeover issues, defacement of Web properties, or stolen goods or services. The most commonly cited reasons for undertaking rogue cloud projects were to save time and money.

Cloud Backup and Recovery Issues
Cloud is complicating backup and recovery. First, most organizations use three or more solutions to backup their physical, virtual and cloud data-leading to increased IT inefficiencies, risk and training costs. Furthermore, 43% of organizations have lost cloud data (47% of enterprises and 36% of SMBs), and most (68%) have experienced recovery failures.

Finally, most see cloud recovery as a slow, tedious process. Only 32% rate this is as fast and 22% estimate it would take three or more days to recover from a catastrophic loss of data in the cloud

Inefficient Cloud Storage
One of the key advantages to cloud storage is how simple it is to provision. Sometimes this simplicity leads to inefficient cloud storage. Generally, organizations strive to maintain a storage utilization rate above 50%. According to the survey, cloud storage utilization is surprisingly low at 17%. There is a tremendous difference in this area between enterprises (which are utilizing 26% of their storage) and SMBs (which is a shockingly low seven%). Furthermore, roughly half admit very little, if any, of their cloud data is de-duplicated, further compounding the problem.

Compliance and eDiscovery Concerns
According to the survey, 49% of organizations are concerned about meeting compliance requirements in the cloud, and a slightly larger number (53%) are concerned about being able to prove they have met cloud compliance requirements. This concern about information in the cloud is well founded, as 23% of organizations have been fined for cloud privacy violations.

eDiscovery is creating additional pressure on businesses to quickly find the right information. One-third of businesses reported receiving eDiscovery requests for cloud data. Of those, two-thirds have missed their cloud discovery deadlines, leading to fines and legal risks.

Data in Transit Issues
Organizations have all sorts of assets in the cloud - such as web properties, online businesses or web applications - that require SSL certificates to protect the data in transit whether it is personal or financial information, business transactions and other online interactions. The survey showed companies found managing many SSL certificates to be highly complex: Just 27% rate cloud SSL certificate management as easy and only 40% are certain their cloud-partner's certificates are in compliance with corporate standards.

Search
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.

Tandberg Data RDX Quikstor Removable Disk Cartridges

FREE IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Promotion - 35L2086

Imation FREE Docking Station Promotion with Purchase of select RDX Cartridges

HP RDX - FREE RDX External USB 3.0 Docking Station

ATTO ExpressSAS 6Gb/s RAID Adapters

Free Shipping UPS Ground - $500 min. order


Repair Services - 6 Month Warranty Fast Turnaround

Outlet Center - Refurbished Tape Drives - 6 Month Warranty