blocz IO Joins the VMware Cloud Provider Program

May 2019 – blocz IO Ltd, a channel and enterprise cloud provider, today announced its entry into the VMware Cloud Provider™ Program at the Professional level, with its blocz Enterprise cloud. This designation…

Shorted listed for Comms Business Awards 2019

blocz IO is please to announce that it has been short listed in the Comms Business awards 2019. A finalist in the “Ones to Watch” category with it’s Channel Cloud product sets, blocz…

What is DevOps?

Real Word DevOps There are many great articles on the internet describing DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Agile Infrastructure and so on, and if you’re looking for a great hybrid cloud management platform…

Deploying applications with Terraform

Introduction Imagine that you need to develop a cloud-based application, and you will use blocz Cloud for its development, testing and production. During the development and testing stages, you will have to configure,…

Data protection and resurrection – best practice

In all walks of business life, you will often hear the phrase ‘best practice’. We all know what it means, but quite often it also means that it involves more effort and might…

Deploying kubernetes in blocz Cloud using Rancher

About blocz Cloud, kubernetes and Rancher You probably read something about kubernetes on a daily basis, but still, I will show you a way to easily deploy kubernetes clusters in blocz Cloud using…

blocz IO and Datum Data Centres – Joint Platform launch

Blocz IO and Datum Data Centres launch Joint Data Backup and Restore Platform in Farnborough   Blocz IO Limited, the independent UK leader in cloud-based data backup and restore services, today announced the…

We’re great at Data Security – But don’t take our word for it…

…We would rather you heard it from someone else. Graham Hudson of Full Power Utilities contracted for the blocz IO Backup and Restore product back in November 2017 after a successful trial. Graham…

Service Providers – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Time and time again we hear companies talking about implementing a robust backup strategy and how important backing up their data and systems is, “it’s our number one priority” they say, yet in…

Data Protection – Back to Basics

After failing to apply security patches to their systems, resulting in the most serious breach of personal data in history, Equifax allowed 143 million personal records to fall into the hands of Cybercriminals….

A real-world cost of Ransomware

Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based global company and the owner of global power brands like Nurofen, Dettlo & Durex could have a financial loss in the high millions after announcing that it had fallen…

Why Backup is the Only Prevention from Ransomware

In 2017, ransomware attacks have skyrocketed and the bad news is that these numbers are getting worse. Reports from CNBC indicate that there has been a 6000 per cent increase of ransomware infections deriving from…

Ransomware – the value of your data?

The UK Governments Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 has been published today with further findings and warnings for UK businesses. The reports main findings start with a startling message: “The 2017 survey again highlights…

Who is going to tell the boss; RAID is down!

It’s too late, too late, the people will cry as the man without a backup passes you buy… So you had servers running a comprehensive RAID set-up with high-grade enterprise disk, you had…

Worried About GDPR? Are you Ready to Comply?

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The GDPR is a new set of rules designed to shape, enhance, standardise and centralise unstructured data governance in the EU member states. First proposed…

Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers, study says

IBM Security today announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of…