Chi Connect is a newsletter designed for tech professionals who want quick updates on news that pertains to data networking, security, backup, storage, disaster recovery, and virtualization. That’s a lot of information to cover in a newsletter, so each edition will have a different focus and we encourage your comments and input. If you have a story, news or blog you’d like to share on Chi Connect, please contact our editor, Christine Thome, at

Below is the October 2019 edition – enjoy!

The Future of Cloud Storage: Experts Look 5 Years Out

The conversation around cloud storage today focuses on multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, the emergence of block storage in the cloud and even the repatriation of cloud workloads back on-premises.

To get a feel for where things are at, we asked six cloud storage experts for their perspective on significant developments in the last five years and where they see the future of cloud storage.


Surviving Ransomware – Strategies for Prevention, Backup & Recovery 

It’s essential to have an effective backup and recovery plan in place for minimizing downtime and data losses when an attack occurs.

That requires understanding your core business processes and identifying which require critical protection, and which should be prioritized for recovery.

How Will 5G Replace Wi-Fi on the Manufacturing Floor?

Moving data has never had a one-size-fits-all solution, and it won’t start now. Different jobs require different tools, and there are a number of areas where both Wi-Fi and 5G excel.

If you are planning a network refresh or replacement in the next 6-24 months, and deciding between 5G or Wi-Fi, it is important to take several factors into consideration.

Expand Your IT Team with Chi’s Certified IT Professionals

Chi’s team of certified IT professionals offer expertise in designing, configuring, and implementing well-architected and fully-integrated technologies.

Working with your IT team, we assess your environment to understand your challenges, goals, and needs.

We then architect the right solution for your requirements, help you plan for operational changes, and stay with you until your project is completed.



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