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Cloud-based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and...
Talk of IT disasters can spark equal amounts of fear of them happening to us, and gratitude that the big one hasn't happened to us yet. Network World offers some tips on what not to do when migrating to the cloud to avoid disasters-or, at the very least, grumbling users. They recommend...
I work from Boston 4 days a week and we're in the middle of a blizzard. (Note: I commute to Boston. I live 4 days a week at Unitrends' Boston/Burlington offices and 3 days a week at Unitrends' Columbia South Carolina offices. So it's fair to note that given my South Carolina roots t...
FalconStor Software has announced that organizations using FreeStor® to seamlessly migrate, protect and recover data in the cloud are able to do so without being tied to specific hardware, networks or protocols, making it an ideal solution for businesses that are looking to cut costs a...
Riverbed Technology has announced Australia-based packaging company, Visy, is the first organization to deploy a Riverbed and Microsoft joint solution designed to eliminate the headaches of its branch office IT infrastructure, improve business continuity and minimize business disruptio...
Disaster recovery (DR) has traditionally been a major challenge for IT departments. Even with the advent of server virtualization and other technologies that have simplified DR implementation and some aspects of on-going management, it is still a complex and (often extremely) costly un...
In a recent blog article, I discussed the difference between cloud backup and cloud disaster recovery (or “DR”). In a nutshell, with cloud backup, you basically pay a third-party service provider a monthly fee to have them back up your firm’s data and store it in the cloud, so it can b...
Disaster Recovery isn’t a new concept for IT folks. We’ve been backing up data for years to offsite locations, and used in-house data duplication in order to prevent the risks of losing data stores. But now that cloud adoption has increased, there have been some shifts in how tradition...
Zerto has announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 4.0 (ZVR 4.0). The company’s enterprise-class business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) software is the first to protect, replicate, and migrate data between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, ...
In recent years, the US government has become a leading advocate for continuous monitoring of security threats and vulnerabilities. But how effectively are departments and agencies in implementing these programs? And how do we measure success? Moving Towards Continuous Monitoring Tho...
Where were you on February 3, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. PST? Snowed in? Desperately trying to refresh Netflix? If so, you weren’t alone. It turns out even best and biggest companies experience failure from time to time. Despite the success of their Chaos Monkey approach to operations, the Inte...
(article written for the Scality blog) It has been six years since I wrote my first object storage blog, even though I didn’t mention object storage in that specific article. I had my head in the clouds as our early cloud startup was being acquired by Sun Microsystem when someone asked...
Given recent events surrounding the security of cloud-storage accounts, Apple is keen to reassess any updates to iOS. The company has revealed that any Healthkit apps storing a user’s private wellness data in iCloud will be flat-out rejected from the App Store. That same info, ga...
Atlanta, GA, September 03, 2014 --(PR.com)-- XIOSS, a leader in enterprise data storage consulting and professional services, has announced its partnership with Code42, an affiliation that will connect customers with their important files and on devices they prefer, enabling continuou...
August 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization, software d...
According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have ...
This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft.  In this article, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leverag...
My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for our lively discussion on the man...
Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- XIOSS, a leader in enterprise data storage consulting and professional services, has entered into a partnership with Dropbox for Business, broadening its wide range of cloud storage and collaborative sharing features and information controls a...
Thursday 7 August, 2014 nCrypted Cloud today announced the opening of its European operation. nCrypted Cloud is the secure collaboration application that seamlessly integrates with leading cloud storage services such as Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, GoogleDrive and OneDrive. It all...
Hybrid Cloud Solution Connects Local Storage to the Cloud Pittsburgh- July 30, 2014 - Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has chosen Avere for access to the world's largest,...
July 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - July 2014 Welcome to the July 2014 edition of th...
Tuesday 29 July, 2014 Pushfor, a London-based startup, has released a unique platform to allow companies to send professional business content that deletes from the recipient's device after a specific number of views or on a particular date. Pushfor’s patent-pending technology...
A key development for the Internet of Things will be the evolution and emergence of the ‘Cloud Name System’, a directory system for Cloud applications in the same way DNS (Domain Name System) works for the web and email. Lori MacVittie wrote a while back about the need for an ‘SNS’ ...
It looks like Google wants to have the cloud to itself. In March, the company decreased prices for Google Drive and it is hoping to annihilate its main competitors, namely Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. The battle for cloud supremacy has just started, and Google has once again turn...
Hurricane season is upon us and like all natural disasters, hurricanes have the capacity to demolish homes, destroy businesses, and devastate communities. To protect itself, your business can set up a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution. The most cost effective BCDR solu...
Thought I’d take a moment to drop a bit of an idea out there for making the most of vendor relationships. You see, product roadmaps in the tech space are simply a sales and marketing tool. They are designed so that whomever you are talking to can point at them and say “those fifteen mu...
As of today, the Azure Preview Portal now has the ability to deploy and manage IaaS workloads, including Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks and Cloud Storage!  One of the key new enhancements that the new Preview Portal experience provides is the ability to setup complex multi-tie...
AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration By Greg Schulz AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might...
To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world t...
PITTSBURGH, PA - July 10, 2014 - Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, announced that it has raised an additional $20 million in venture financing, bringing the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. The Series-D funding round was l...
Performance Parity, Painless Migrations and Low Prices Are Now a Reality; The Days of Storage Vendor Lock-in Are OverPITTSBURGH, PA - July 10, 2014 - The future of enterprise file storage has never been brighter, according to Avere Systems. Due to three technology and industry breakthr...
How have most organizations been building hybrid clouds to date?
By Shannon Perry In a unanimous ruling June 25th, the Supreme Court decided that cell phone searches cannot take place without a search warrant. “The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested ...
Accomplish much more, very rapidly, while spending less -- this is the business technology trend that savvy executives everywhere have embraced. Worldwide IT spending will reach a total $3.7 trillion in 2014, that's a 2.1 percent increase from last year, according to the latest global ...
June 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - June 2014 Welcome to the June 2014 edition of th...
Company Sees a Sixfold Increase in VFX PerformancePittsburgh-June 30, 2014-Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, today announced that Australia-based Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), a visual effects (VFX) specialist with credits including Harry Potter & th...
  After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme ...
The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company — and it’s the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up co...
Strong data encryption is a critical line of defense against cyber criminals and spies. Amazon has always taken care of the front lines with their strong infrastructure with security mechanisms like multi-factor access control systems in AWS datacenters, availability zones, built-in fi...