Dec 13 2016
Kroll Ontrack lists 2016 trends in data storage technologies and makes predictions for 2017, including the continued use of flash storage, challenges with hyper-converged storage, rise in ransomware cases, the use of encryption and the role of information security in IT decisions.
Dec 1 2016
Maintaining multiple legacy backup solutions significantly increases tape management costs and exposes the business to unnecessary risk. Kroll Ontrack recently surveyed 819 global IT administrators on the processes and challenges associated with effective tape management and archiving.
May 31 2016
In a recent Kroll Ontrack survey, nearly 2,000 global respondents indicated they are increasingly adopting solid state disk (SSD) technology and other advanced storage technologies, with 92 percent claiming to use SSD technology currently. Along the same lines, Kroll Ontrack has seen SSD recoveries become a larger percentage of the full mix of media types on which data recovery is performed.
Mar 31 2016
World Backup Day on March 31 highlights the importance of having a complete, tested backup solution in place when data loss occurs. The cloud is becoming an increasingly popular option for businesses and consumers looking to add or modify their backup solution.
Mar 15 2016
Kroll Ontrack warns that one-third of organizations lose data while migrating between devices or upgrading operating systems. In a global survey of nearly 600 IT administrators, over half of respondents had a backup solution in place at time of loss, 75 percent were not able to restore all of their lost data, and more than one-in-five unable to recover any data at all.
Dec 8 2015
A spike in adoption of complex, high-end software defined storage (SDS) systems was the top trend impacting the data recovery industry in 2015, resulting in demand for more enhanced recovery technologies for businesses. Other trends on the rise include the need for better data privacy and security as well as enhanced legacy data management technologies.
Nov 18 2015
What’s stronger than a speeding locomotive and can survive the heat of a fire? Data. The device that contains that data is a different story, but the 2015 edition of Kroll Ontrack’s annual Top Data Disasters again proves just how hard it is for data to be destroyed. An iPad accidentally dropped on train tracks, a smartphone covered in chemicals, and a laptop that gave new meaning to the term “fried hard drive” are some of the highlights from this year’s list.
Oct 21 2015
A new survey of IT administrators shows organizations are putting themselves at risk for legal action and/or financial penalties due to an inability to quickly target and retrieve data from legacy tape archives. Conducted by data recovery expert Kroll Ontrack, the global survey of 720 IT administrators found 30 percent of respondents do not have clear insight into what specific information is stored within their tape archives.
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Jul 15 2015
Kroll Ontrack today announced a technical breakthrough with the development of a unique toolset to retrieve overwritten data from LTO-6 tape cartridges – a significant first for the data recovery industry. Overwritten LTO-6 tapes cause major problems for organizations utilizing them as part of their backup protocols, as the original data on the tape is no longer available and crucial information can be permanently lost.
Jun 16 2015
Kroll Ontrack today launched a hosted erasure solution to empower businesses to easily and securely manage their data erasure projects. Hosted erasure is deployed via the Blancco Management Console, freeing small- and medium-sized businesses from the setup, operation and cost of the administration infrastructure such as reporting servers or SQL databases.
Jun 9 2015
Kroll Ontrack today released its most recent list of common IT administrator errors that can lead to data loss and network downtime. The findings indicate that the complexity in storage environments and sheer growth in data volume can mean impactful data loss when human error strikes, leaving many organizations vulnerable to security risks and financial implications if they do not properly invest in and adhere to technology risk management policies.
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Feb 19 2015
Kroll Ontrack announced it is the first company with the ability to successfully perform data recovery services for all Leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant of software-defined storage (SDS). Applying their proprietary data recovery methodology, Kroll Ontrack is able to decode the configuration for software-defined storage solutions and restore access to data at the point in time in which it was lost.
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Sep 16 2014
Kroll Ontrack announced its engineers have successfully recovered data from several helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD). With a dedicated research and development (R& D) team, Kroll Ontrack proactively created data loss scenarios across multiple drives to develop a path to recovery before a customer need arose.
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May 28 2014
Kroll Ontrack announced the availability of Ontrack® PowerControls™ version 7.2. Adding support for StorSimple SharePoint Database Optimizer, in addition to Metalogix StoragePoint and FileStream, Ontrack PowerControls is a comprehensive tool for accessing, searching and restoring externalized Microsoft SharePoint 2013 data.
Apr 29 2014
Partnership provides Future Shop customers with access to leading data recovery technology and services
Feb 19 2014
Kroll Ontrack today revealed the findings of a global research study1 that showed the majority (77 percent) of resellers see data recovery as a key driver for business growth in 2014. Nearly two-thirds (60 percent) of resellers said that they believed data migration would also fuel growth, while 27 percent thought that data erasure would drive sales.
Feb 12 2014
Software engineers at data recovery leader Kroll Ontrack have developed a new technology that can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to recover encrypted hard drives with a logical or physical failure – a key development in light of the growing number of cyber threats that are driving the adoption of encrypted drives.
Jan 22 2014
Kroll Ontrack announced the availability of Ontrack® PowerControls™ version 7.1. This enhancement allows IT administrators to access, search and restore externalized data from Metalogix RBS (Remote BLOB Storage), including externalized Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 shredded files, as well as collect and export data from a live Microsoft Exchange Server.