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VMware ESXi Ransomware: What You Need to Know

Lately I’ve seen a several instances in the news talking about ransomware targeting ESXi servers.  While it doesn’t surprise me much at all, it has been gaining a lot of attention.  With the amount of environments that are virtualized today, the focus seems to be on recovery of virtual machines versus the recovery of the …

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Ransomware Is a Disaster

What is a disaster, anyway?  According to our good friends at Merriam-Webster, a disaster is “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction”.  Ransomware certainly meets that definition.  If bringing a company’s  IT systems and business operations to a screeching halt doesn’t constitute great damage, loss, or destruction I don’t know what does. Ransomware is …

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Is It Always a Network Problem? A Look at the Network Team vs the Server Team

Earlier in my career there is one project that really stood out to me.  It involved me, from the server team, working closely with the network team to try to get some new technologies up and running.  It was something I was looking forward to because I had a networking background (but had ended up …

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All About the New Cisco UCS X-Series

Recently, Cisco announced the brand new Cisco UCS X-Series.  At a glance, the Cisco UCS X-Series is a huge departure from the traditional Cisco UCS systems we’re used to, or is it?  While at a glance it does look radically different (the first thing that got me was vertical blades instead of horizontal), the truth …

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