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 December 2019 edition – enjoy!

Migrating to the Cloud is a Good Start, But What You Do Next is Critical

The adoption of cloud computing can bring “cloudier” days if an organization doesn’t consider and prepare for the complexities of migration, or the integration challenges it can bring if a hybrid model is introduced.

So, how can enterprises better manage these environments to keep businesses agile, flexible and efficient, post-migration? It takes a combination of increased visibility, automation and security.

What Is EDR and How Does It Fit Into Your Security Strategy?

Unlike endpoint protection (EPP) tools that focus on stopping attacks, EDR should be seen as a solution that helps you more effectively manage your post-breach response.

The fact is that no security method is 100% effective; it’s not a matter of if your defenses will get breached, but when. EDR helps you detect times when you’ve been breached sooner so that you can mitigate any possible damage.

Tape Storage – A Proactive Layer of Protection Against Ransomware

We have learned that ransomware seeks and attacks known vulnerabilities in the network, where data on servers, storage, and everything else connected to it will most likely be compromised. 

Because tape storage is an ‘offline’ storage technology, it provides effective protection against ransomware and malware. Tape is your last line of defense—simply because criminals can’t delete or encrypt what they can’t access over the network.

Tap into Tech with Extreme Networks at Fat Head’s Brewery

Bring your IT team and check out Fat Head’s amazing Brewery Beer Hall and Restaurant for some great beers, food, and casual conversations.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stop by anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Fat Head’s Brewery Beer Hall
17450 Engle Lake Dr.
Middleburg Hts., OH

PLUS! The first 15 people will get a 64-ounce growler to fill with your favorite Fat Head’s beer to take home!


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