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  • Storix® System Backup Administrator announces support for Linux distributions optimized for IBM POWER8 - San Diego – September 23, 2015– Storix, Inc., providers of disaster recovery solutions for Linux and Unix systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.2.4.0, which includes support for little endian configurations of Linux distributions optimized for IBM Power 8 processors.
  • Storix® System Backup Administrator Announces Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 - San Diego – February 26, 2015 – Storix, Inc., providers of disaster recovery solutions for Linux and Unix systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.2.2.0, which includes support for the latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. “From an operating system perspective, SUSE has been working very […]
  • Linus Names Next Linux Release - Here is a comical article from The Register discussing Linus Tovalds decision to name the next major release of the Linux kernel. Linus deceided to ask the community for input regarding the naming. We are not sure if this is an example of disfunctional democracy or improper polling techniques.
  • Linux “Ghost” Vulnerability - In case you are not already aware, there has been a Linux vulnerability discovered commonly known as “GHOST” which is a ‘buffer overflow’ bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in the glibc library. Remote attackers can use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. It […]
  • alt Sony Pictures’ ‘wipeout’ - Last week Sony Pictures announced that they had been hit by a particularly nasty hacker attack¹, which among other things, stole payroll information, wiped computers clean, and taunted staff with a picture of a skull and a scrolling banner attributing responsibility. This comes in the wake of an attack on Sony’s Computer Entertainment subdivision in […]
  • The One Backup Mistake that Can Shut You Down - Organizations, even ones who consider themselves to have solid backup and recovery plans, often make one critical mistake that can render all of their careful planning moot – they fail to back up their infrastructure. Most companies are good at backing up critical data. Fewer are good at doing full system backups so they can […]
  • Business Continuity Concepts – Part 1: planning - Learn the Language When planning for Disaster Recovery*, there are 3 major concerns that need to be addressed: Maximum Tolerable Downtime, Recovery Time Objective, and Recovery Point Objective. Usually these areas need to be discussed by all major stakeholders rather than being unilaterally decided upon by a single person such as a CIO or IT […]