In this blog, we are comparing traditional siloed IT infrastructures with unified environments. Through this comparison, you are able to understand what happens, what functions develop and what managerial tasks are required on a daily basis to maintain such environments. But most importantly you are able to understand what is costing your organization to sustain either a traditional or a unified infrastructure.
During the last few months, ransomware has been a real, dangerous and costly threat to governmental institutions. The example of the city of Atlanta is one of the most dramatic examples not only on both staff and internal working environment but also on the day-to-day life of all citizens. So what can be done to ensure business continuity? What are the keys to avoiding downtime and critical data loss? Whom do they concern?
Regardless the industry a business operates, the data generated is exponentially accumulating to vast amounts and blocks that constantly need management and protection. Technology is moving at a rapid pace making storage systems obsolete faster than ever. Consequently, organizations must move usable and business critical information to different systems bringing forward the need for a concurrent data migration progress that entails validating, moving and testing data.
In today’s data-centric enterprises, ransomware, cyberattacks and other IT disasters can mean wasted downtime and the loss of critical data. To protect against these events and create effective disaster recovery programs, near-zero recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) are essential.
Unfortunately, IDC research suggests that the average RPO target is one hour while the average RTO time is four hours. Achieving near-zero RPO and RTO is possible, but it often...
There’s a well-known saying : in life, the only constant thing is change. This is never truer than in the IT industry where change is brought about by a constant evolution of data management and consumption. The rate of data growth is leaping, along with the need to properly manage it and protect it. Why?
Protecting online systems has become an increasingly difficult job.
Over the last decade, we’ve seen the role of IT security become more crucial — not only within the datacenter — across entire organizations. A company’s data is now its most important asset, and must be protected against a growing number of threats. Optimizing your cybersecurity strategy requires understanding the evolution of attacks, the current threat landscape, and the emerging best practices that keep data safe.
Addressing VDI boot storms has been a gating factor in many virtual desktop implementation projects. Trading off performance and cost seemed to be the only solution: either desktop startup times are severely degraded during boot storm situations, or solid state disk (SSD) solutions are implemented at significant additional cost.
In the mid to late 2000, I worked at a small startup that offered a block-level backup and restore solution. It was back in the days when HW snapshots were only available on high-end storage arrays (most customers still used DAS, or mid/low-end SAN). At that time, Microsoft DPM was also a new technology that had just come out and so we were using software snapshots and Copy-On-Write technology to create the point-in-time backups.