Author: Richard Turner

Rich is a Product Marketing Manager with Barracuda. He is currently leading Public Cloud marketing (AWS and Azure) where Barracuda has become Microsoft's #1 ISV and our revenues are growing at 400+%.

As my colleague recently noted, some workloads are destined for the cloud, while others are best suited to remain on-premises. This was in response to comments made by Michael Dell around what he called a “boomerang effect” of the cloud. Dell was talking about companies migrating workloads to the public cloud only to migrate them back to a private cloud after incurring higher costs or reduced performance. We agree with Dell’s opinion that it’s going to be a multi-cloud world. Yet the world seems to be moving rapidly to the public cloud. Take a look at these recent headlines: AWS…

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Ransomware is everywhere on the news these days because it’s such a successful attack strategy: offshore hackers encrypt your data and demand a ransom for its return. Formerly relegated to home users and small sub-$1000 payouts, the criminals are moving up-market: targeting businesses. Until agencies find ways to catch and prosecute these bad actors, ransomware will continue to grow as a problem. The idea behind ransomware is to encrypt someone’s files, and then charge a ransom to decrypt them. It’s a far more direct revenue model than most hacking schemes, which require pulling data and then reselling it on the…

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Organizations are jumping head first into Microsoft Office 365 looking to take advantage of appealing benefits like network accessibility, reduced operations and built-in security. This all sounds wonderful, but prior to making the plunge, there’s an opportunity organizations have to further streamline the migration project by proactively managing legacy email data. This means addressing data that companies need to keep or want to keep, but will rarely access. When companies choose to license Office 365, the first thing most companies want to do is leverage Exchange Online and retire their on-premises Exchange server. However, the agenda often changes when those…

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