Cracking the Cloud - The Spanning Blog

Welcome to Cracking the Cloud, Spanning's blog about all things cloud, including backup and recovery, data protection, SaaS, data security, Google Apps, Salesforce, and so much more.

An Infographic Look at the Top 5 Reasons You Need Backup for Cloud Applications

Nov 19, 2014 By: Andrea Lindzey, Marketing Campaign Manager, Spanning Posted in: Industry, Cloud and Data Security, Backup

Research shows that cloud data loss is more pervasive than commonly thought, with around 58% of organizations reporting data loss in the last year. Do you know the leading causes of data loss in cloud applications? Read More >

Check Out the Tweet Stream From Our SaaS Data Protection Webinar

Nov 14, 2014 By: Andrea Bridges-Smith, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup

Our latest webinar featured lively discussion from analyst Jason Buffington of ESG as well as our own CEO, Jeff Erramouspe, and our Director of Products, Mat Hamlin. All agreed that users need to #BackThatSaaSUp; here are the highlights. Read More >

New SaaS Applications Are Integrating to Prevent “App Fatigue”

Nov 12, 2014 By: Colin Carson, Marketing Specialist, Cirrus Insight Posted in: Industry, Cloud Technology, Salesforce

SaaS app marketplaces have been growing exponentially, filled with tools designed to make life easier. However, you eventually reach a point of diminishing returns when it comes to implementing new apps; they stop becoming beneficial and start becoming noise. This phenomenon has given rise to a whole new class of apps that plug in to other apps and to streamline the workflow of users who may be suffering from the “app fatigue” of switching back and forth between so many apps. Read More >

The Care and Feeding of Your Salesforce Data: Q&A with a Salesforce MVP

Nov 05, 2014 By: Matt Bingham, Engineer at BigAss and Salesforce MVP Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup, Salesforce

Salesforce MVPs are chosen for their leadership, knowledge and expertise. Today we speak with Matt Bingham, an engineer with BigAss and a Salesforce MVP. Read on to get his tips for monitoring, protecting and “cleaning” Salesforce data. Read More >

The Best of Both Worlds - Why We’re Excited that EMC Has Acquired Spanning

Oct 28, 2014 By: Jeff Erramouspe, President and CEO, Spanning Posted in: Company News, Industry, Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup

Today is a huge day in the history of Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.; we’ve agreed to be acquired by EMC Corporation to be the foundation of their “born-in-the-cloud” data protection strategy in the Core Technologies Division. This is really exciting news and we’re tremendously honored. EMC is the biggest, baddest player in the data protection market, and their purchase validates our business and products as the best for cloud application backup and recovery. Read More >