Storix® System Backup Administrator announces support for Linux distributions optimized for IBM POWER8

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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.

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Storix® System Backup Administrator announces support for Linux distributions optimized for IBM POWER8

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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.

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Storix® System Backup Administrator Announces Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

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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.

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Storix® System Backup Administrator Announces Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

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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 hard to advance their solutions beyond other Linux vendors.”, stated Rich Turner, SBAdmin Product Manager.

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Linus Names Next Linux Release

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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.

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Linux “Ghost” Vulnerability

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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 could also perform an out-of-bounds array access, causing the process to crash and in some scenarios, this could allow a remote attacker to cause a persistent denial of servers.

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Sony Pictures’ ‘wipeout’

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Sony Pictures’ ‘wipeout’

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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 2011 that left their entire online gaming infrastructure unreachable for 6 weeks and cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.

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The One Backup Mistake that Can Shut You Down

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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 perform a bare metal recovery instead of spending hours/days reinstalling and patching an OS. Only a handful are backing up infrastructure data like that held on routers and switches. If your company has a disaster this could be a real problem.

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Business Continuity Concepts – Part 1: planning

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Business Continuity Concepts – Part 1: planning

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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 director. Having input from the finance department as well as the CEO and other high level directors is crucial for proper planning.

A disaster, in this discussion, is defined as any event that significantly impedes the normal carrying-on of business. It could be something non-dramatic such as the phone system going down or something as serious as a tornado that wipes out the entire building.

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