The Cristie Virtual Appliance 2.2 – what’s new

The Cristie VA is an easy to use central management console which provides a unified user experience for the entire range of our software. As part of our agile methodically, our software is continuously evolving allowing us to provide new versions more frequently.


The rise in cyber attacks, 2017 in review

As we head in to the final quarter, it provides a chance to reflect on what’s been happening during 2017. It comes as no surprise that news about cyber attacks and breaches have dominated globally. So, when one annual review from GCHQ’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) was released on the 3rd of October, it piqued our interest.


A preview of Protect

Protect gives users the ability to protect multiple VMs across multiple Hosts from a centralized console, maintaining regular or continuous consistent back-ups, that can be recovered rapidly when needed. Perform complete VM restores as well as single file recovery, depending on user requirements.


Holiday Season Checklist for your Backups

For some businesses, Christmas means a slowing down of operations; fewer staff, reduced orders, and more time to catch up on the filing. For other organizations Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Either way, there are definitely some precautions you can take to ensure a Grinch-like machine failure doesn’t steal your holiday cheer!


5 barriers to successful recovery assurance

Many recent studies have revealed there is a worrying lack of regular testing of the viability of backups, and there are good reasons for that. Finding time to run tests without disrupting day-to-day usage seems an impossible task, which is why many organisations rely on a ‘fingers-crossed it will work’ strategy. Risky – but frighteningly common.


7 steps to a successful disaster recovery plan

There’s no question about it; businesses must plan for the worst. Human and mechanical disasters are inevitable and can cause all sorts of mayhem unless you are prepared with a disaster recovery plan.