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What Sets the Data Recovery Expert Apart from the Computer Forensics Expert?

There are big differences between the data recovery specialist and the computer forensics professions, but there are many things in common. Both look for data that cannot be retrieved because of an accident or by a person’s own initiative. The data recovery specialist receives a storage medium from the client (in the case of larger RAID units, they may need to work via the internet or directly on-site) with the …Read More

How will GDPR Affect Email Retention?

With the 25th  of May closing in fast, companies still have a lot to think about in terms of how to remain compliant with the forthcoming GDPR legislation. There are so many elements to consider, however one commonly overlooked area is email; how should companies store and get rid of it when the GDPR comes into effect? Will companies need to make any changes to existing email retention policies? In …Read More

What is FLAPE?

The first time the term FLAPE appeared on the IT scene was in the summer of 2014. At that time the debate on whether tape is dead –  or not so dead – was still very hot and lobbyists from all sides of the table – HDD, SSD, and flash, as well as storage system manufactures, were arguing over the Internet. Then analysts from Wikibon presented new research showing that …Read More

Can You Recover Bitcoins Yourself or Should You Consult an Expert?

This question is still a very hot topic for all owners of bitcoins. Even though most of the so-called bitcoin owners in reality don’t really own a bitcoin or parts of it, and only have an account on one of the many cryptocurrency exchanges around the world and the internet, some people do. It was (and sometimes still is) possible to buy a real bitcoin over the internet. All you …Read More

The Evolution of Storage: File Storage vs. Block Storage vs. Object Storage – Part 2

In a previous blog post, we showed the need for a new storage concept for the ever growing amount of data in the Big Data Age. We showed that the traditional storage methods, File Storage and Block Storage, cannot handle these growing numbers of data because of overhead in file structure and hierarchy information added there. The solution to this challenge in data storage is Object storage. But what about …Read More