Heartbleed and why backup is as necessary in the age of SaaS as ever before

The OpenSSL vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed (the real name is CVE-2014-0160) that shocked the world earlier this week, may have been effectively dealt with in in most large SaaS services by now. Google announced on April 9 that most services, including Google Apps, were patched and secured. Salesforce patched already April 7. Microsoft determined that Office…

Read More »

Cloudfinder to the rescue – another Google Apps service interruption

Between February 6 and 7 several Google Apps accounts were hit by service interruptions lasting up to 5 hours. Any company with potentially business critical email, needs a second location backup. With Cloudfinder for Google Apps, in the event of service interruptions from Google, critical information is always accessible directly from Cloudfinder.  

The Google Apps Outage on Jan. 24 – Why Google is still great, but you NEED backup

Friday January 24, 10% of all Google Apps users experienced an hour of downtime, and many more had service interruptions for at least 30 minutes. This is not the first time GMail, Drive, or even good old Postini, have been out for minutes or hours. In 2013 we blogged and tweeted a number of these…

Read More »

Backup for SaaS data is unnecessary, until it isn’t

A common question our sales team gets goes something like this: “Why do we need extra backup, we’re buying a service from [Google Apps, Salesforce, Office 365], shouldn’t they make sure our data isn’t lost?” It’s a good and valid question that we at Cloudfinder keep coming back to. There are numerous studies, like this…

Read More »

The Cloudfinder for Google Apps School – Restoring information to Drive

In Google Apps, information that is deleted in Drive is eventually permanently deleted without any chance of recovering it. That is, unless you have a Cloudfinder backup. VIDEO: Here’s how to restore information to Google Drive using Cloudfinder To try this for yourself, pick up a free trial for your Google Apps domain, and stay safe in the…

Read More »