Magazine Article | February 1, 2017

BDR: An MSP's Greatest CryptoLocker Defense

By Jay McCall

After an MSP’s food distributor client was infected with ransomware, a fast data recovery from an appliance-based BDR (backup and disaster recovery) solution saved the day.

Datasmith Network Solutions (Datasmith) has been providing managed IT services for more than 30 years. Company owner, Paul Smith, is no stranger to the ever-changing innovations in the IT industry. Datasmith consistently researches and analyzes the latest IT solutions to continuously improve its services. One technology that Smith says has changed immensely over the past 10 years is backup, evolving from tape to disk and from physical backups to virtualized BDR solutions, which combine local disk-based backup with a cloud backup strategy.