Microsoft Azure entire UK South Region outage on 4th July 2019 explained

On 4th July 2019: @ 07:23 we noticed one of our backup clusters wasn’t responding We contacted Azure priority Tech and they were initially unaware of the outage. There weren’t any errors showing on our Azure portal.Within 5 minutes they confirmed other customers were reporting the same issue. The Azure status page showed all services […]

Acronis’ annual World Backup Survey 2019

Acronis have recently posted their annual World Backup Survey for 2019 which shows more than 92% of consumers are now backing up their data regularly. This is an increase of over 24% from 2018. They say ‘Backups are Up, and so is Data Loss’ A stark warning: CEOs are increasingly losing their jobs because of […]

Police Federation are held to ransom

No system is invulnerable

On the 9th March 2019, the England and Wales Police Federation [PFEW] were subjected to a ransomware attack on the main computer system in their Surrey Headquarters. The attack disabled their email connections and locked them out of their files. This was confirmed in their Twitter feed It took them 12 days to report the […]

Dorset Academy suffers from Ransomware attack

An Academy in Dorset has had its GCSE coursework data held ransom by a group of Chinese cyber criminals. The attack took place about two weeks ago at the Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport. The ransomware attack began when a staff member opened an email which contained a virus.  The email the school received […]

Should I Store My Data on Microsoft’s Cloud Service or a Private Data Centre?

Azure or Private DC

Choosing the right data backup service provider is no easy task as there are so many options available to us nowadays. Whilst some have placed their trust in a private data centre to store their data, choosing Microsoft’s cloud through Azure is arguably the best way to keep your data secure, agile and scalable.   […]

Protection from O365 malicious actions

Online systems are great for allowing all employees to access important data in real-time, wherever they may be. It wasn’t that long ago that you would have to VPN into your company’s network to securely access your email and other data. Even then, you would have probably been restricted by the amount of bandwidth you […]

Myspace – a warning

Myspace data loss

Myspace has said they have lost all content owned by customers from its service between 2003 and 2015. This content will most likely include millions of photos, videos and music uploaded prior to 2016. Myspace was the goto place for musical acts and individuals wanting to seek a larger audience. A lot of those who […]

Office 365 backup and Restore

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With BOBcloud you can backup O365 mailboxes from anywhere to anywhere, so we thought we’d create this video showing how to backup and restore O365 mailboxes. Did you know our software can be installed anywhere so you can maximise the bandwidth at your office if your customer’s internet is too slow? You can backup mailboxes, […]

Cloud backup speed test to Azure, Google Drive and Dropbox

Blog Test

Which is the fastest backup destination? We were curious to see the difference in backup speed to some of the more common backup destinations available in Ahsay v8. Testing environment Storage destinationsLocal storageMicrosoft Azure blobs (UK)Google DriveDropbox Backup deviceWindows 10 PC, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD Internet connectivityBT fibre DSLUpload: 16MbpsDownload: 53MbpsPing 31ms Testing method We […]