Mike Preston of mwpreston.net comments: Now, all the time I hear people moan about backup solutions, shrug them off and say they are boring – I for one am not one of those people – I find the backup and recovery space very interesting and honestly there has been a ton of innovation in this […]
Eric Wright of Virtualization Software comments: As we’ve seen recently in the news, the shellshock vulnerability, also know as Bash bug, has become a new issue for servers around the world. Outside of that, there was also a Xen Security Announcement (XSA) that affected approximately 10% of Amazon EC2 instances worldwide. Amazon was quick to […]
Jennelle Crothers of techbunny.com comments: So what do you have to lose? If you’ve been reading along with the blog series, I hope you’ve been thinking a bit about ways you can bring your disaster recovery plans to the next level. My first post in the series on what to consider might have gotten […]
Ray Lucchesi from RayOnStorage comments: As many may have seen there has been serious flooding throughout the front range of Colorado. At the moment the flooding hasn’t impacted our homes or offices but there’s nothing like a recent, nearby disaster to focus one’s thoughts on how prepared we are to handle a similar situation. Almost […]
Day 2 of Tech Field Day began with data management startup, Actifio. The Boston-based software company just recently came out of stealth and were eager to discuss their technology with the Field Day delegates.
I am in Seattle, WA for the third GestaltIT Tech Field Day (TFD). This time I am part of the presenting team for Veeam Software, and we are first up on the agenda. As with other recent events, I am using Cover It Live (CiL) to provide real time coverage and of our presentation and the reaction of the delegates (bloggers) attending. The best part about using Cover It Live is the event can be played back in the future, so check it out even if you missed it live.
If you don’t cluster your arrays, how do you protect against the failure of a RAID rank? Statistically unlikely but it is it more or less unlikely than a loss of data-centre? I’m not sure and the failure of a RAID rank for many people could well mean the invocation of the disaster recovery plan. Why?
This is no joke. Right now southern Indiana is under water. Some organizations I have worked with are fine but Columbus Regional Hospital and many others arenâ€™t. Their data center was in a basement (which isnâ€™t rare) and took on a surge of water. Within what may have been a few hours, it was completely submerged. They had to evacuate all patients to other area hospitals. Theyâ€™ve got a lot to overcome in the next couple of weeks but with the proper infrastructure, the pain can be lessened.
Virtualization is seen as the technology that makes it possible to do more with less, but there are many pitfalls to consider when virtualizing server infrastructure. This article suggests planning decisions to be considered that, if overlooked, could ruin the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on on investment (ROI) expected from this virtual infrastructure.
VMware SRM software is just the last piece of the total data center recovery â€œmachineâ€. Many organizations may be seeking the semblance of automated site fail over, but have they really considered in detail what it takes to start up their business critical systems at a secondary location?