For years, CRU has been supplying removable drives for HP, Dell, and other computers purchased by Federal agencies, military organizations, and government entities around the world. For the most part, our customers have been using SATA hard drives and SSDs in their removables, though, we still provide removable devices to organizations with legacy applications that use, for example, SCSI and IDE interfaces.
The reasons are always the same: our customers want a simple, rugged solution for data security and/or data transport.
As storage technology continues to evolve, so have CRU removable drives. The most recent innovations in the world of storage have been with speedy flash memory and SSDs. While there are SSDs that use the SATA interface, PCIe/NVMe SSDs have been used for a few years in laptops and other computers. These drives are either soldered directly to the motherboard or installed into a PCIe slot. PCIe/NVMe drives come in various physical sizes and capacities and have about an 8x speed advantage compared to their SATA counterparts, so naturally, people want to take advantage of the performance gains.Continue reading →
These days, hacked is considered a four-letter word for most organizations, and one that in one form or another was all-too-common uttered and experienced in 2017. According to a recent AT&T Cybersecurity Insights report, almost 80 percent of the global organizations surveyed said they had been adversely affected by a cybersecurity attack in the past year.Continue reading →
NCSAM was created in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. The goal of NCSAM is to increase the awareness of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and bring attention to different steps people can take to protect their information.Continue reading →
You might have noticed that hacking and massive data breaches have become a thing. Equifax. Target. Home Depot. The federal Securities and Exchange Commission. U.S. voter databases.Continue reading →
Fires. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Tornadoes. Typhoons. Earthquakes.Continue reading →
As you might suspect, the IT challenges that accompany certain aspects of the federal government, such as the Department of Defense, are immense.Continue reading →
Removable drives like ours fit well into workflows that include cloud-based storage or applications. They’re the bedrock for foolproof onsite backup, and they provide a speedy and efficient way to seed a cloud environment.Continue reading →
By 2020 – a mere three years from now – research has projected there will be more than 20 billion connected devices on the planet. That’s an average of roughly four per person, ranging from tablets to eyeglasses and houses to cars. The Internet of Things is expected to transform everyday life as we know it in areas ranging from home comfort to health care.Continue reading →