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Kroll Ontrack offers data recovery discount for storage devices affected by flooding.

With ex-tropical cyclone Debbie causing historic flooding and property damage in Queensland and Northern NSW, Kroll Ontrack is offering FREE diagnosis and a 30% discount on data recovery fees for all single desktop, laptop, SSD and external hard drives affected by flood waters. Kroll Ontrack has been helping victims of natural disasters recover their important and sentimental data for 30 years. This offer runs through June 2017. While many possessions …Read More

Physical failures to HDDs

Over the many years I’ve been working in a clean room, I’ve grown quite familiar with hard drives and the many pros and cons they can present. Generally speaking, hard drives can be a pretty resistant medium when used correctly and a technology I confidently use for storing my personal files. However, I know bad things can happen to good data as I have witnessed countless damages and failures to …Read More

The shrinking data center

Remember when we used to need an entire rack for our tunes? Just as stereo systems have shrunk over the years, so has the modern data center.  This change began with the high density storage and larger capacity drives and now is accelerating with the increase use of software defined storage (SDS), hyper-converged storage and cloud storage. Soon, the need for the endless isles of racks in the data center …Read More

How Data Survived The Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Jon Edwards has seen his share of disasters. As a senior engineer at Kroll Ontrack he’s recovered data from devices that have been through the worst of times. Floods, fires, car wrecks- he thought he’d seen it all. But nothing could prepare him for the space shuttle Columbia data recovery, what was to become his most famous and challenging task- salvaging data from a melted disk drive which had fallen …Read More

5 questions to ask when moving data to the cloud

Moving data from on-premise storage solutions to cloud based storage is an IT decision that’s increasingly tempting to many small businesses. The technology can offer a wide range of benefits, from cost savings to boosting a company’s agility, and it’s particularly advantageous for companies that don’t have a large IT department and have limited budget to spend in this area. Moving to the cloud can enable these organizations to access …Read More

Physical failures to HDDs

Over the many years I’ve been working in a clean room, I’ve grown quite familiar with hard drives and the many pros and cons they can present. Generally speaking, hard drives can be a pretty resistant medium when used correctly and a technology I confidently use for storing my personal files. However, I know bad things can happen to good data as I have witnessed countless damages and failures to …Read More

Secure deletion of data – Comparison of Degausser Types

Reasons to securely and permanently delete data As we have discussed in this blog previously, there are several reasons why corporate and private computer users alike have to delete their stored data. For corporate, storing data beyond the data lifespan can cause unnecessary costs and in several cases, it is even mandatory to securely erase the data after a fixed time period. Additionally, when a firm wants to change their …Read More

Office 365: Tips for Managing Cloud Backups

Office 365 – Different subscription models, different backup possibilities. One of the most frequently talked about topics in the IT field is the cloud. It seems to be almost everywhere, and as we have pointed out in previous blogs, there are definitely some advantages to this concept. By reducing capital costs – licensing, hardware, and software – companies are able to streamline and improve accessibility and flexibility across the organisation. …Read More