Customers today are still grappling with subpar backup performance as systems outstrip the allotted backup window time. Strategies for data protection and recovery continue to be dictated by aggressive SLAs, rapid recovery, and ease of integration in existing environments. As a result, firms have started to embrace more disk-based data protection technologies, including purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) to protect and recover data and applications. This white paper explores the measurable benefits of PBBA systems for customers, with a focus on the increased use and adoption patterns of both integrated and targeted systems.
Organisations face a juggling act with the need to improve backup and recovery, increase server virtualization, manage data growth, while remaining in operation. Virtualization has complicated the protection landscape, as protecting virtual environments can be a challenge, especially as VMs are quickly and easily created, moved, and deleted in data centres and in the cloud. This white paper explores how new backup systems have been invigorated with future-proof functionality aimed at today’s virtualized environments, offering the backup “fountain of youth”.
Backing up data today is growing more complex - and in an era of virtualisation, big data and cloud deployments, it can be difficult to maintain control over your data, resulting in loss and downtime. This hour-long webcast features expert commentary on navigating the complexity of backing up a heavily virtualised infrastructure; simplifying your backup software and hardware ecosystem; reducing the cost of backing up your organisation’s data, and modernising your backup infrastructure with integration. The presentations will conclude with an interactive Q&A session.
Historically, datacentre administrators have been faced with challenges while managing multi-tier business services. The modern datacentre is often heterogeneous in terms of hardware, software, operating system and virtualization technologies. This can bring challenges and complexity to their management. This whitepaper looks at the how businesses can standardise their storage and availability management to deliver best practice
For many organizations, a “disaster” usually means something that impacts the datacentre from the outside, such as the wrath of a storm or of a violent terrorist act. From a business perspective, a disaster isn’t just what makes the news, but anything that makes the ordinary conduct of business difficult or
even impossible. This guide offers a business perspective, which finds that what matters most is not the size of the “storm,” but the scale of the impact.
Business continuity undoubtedly is at or near the very top of every IT organization’s list of strategic initiatives, considering the dramatic costs and implications of downtime. This whitepaper addresses the current best practices used by organizations should keep in mind when designing and implementing a business continuity strategy.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to recoup lost revenue and rebuild a corporate reputation that is hurt by downtime. While IT professionals can't expect to avoid every downtime event, the majority of system outage is caused by preventable failures. In this Q&A, we look at the consequences of data centre downtime and the steps IT staff can take to reduce risk.
Authentication is the most visible security control for applications used by enterprises and their customers. Individuals who would like more details regarding strong authentication methods available today to secure access to corporate networks and enterprise or customer applications. Learn how your environment will dictate which method is right for you.
Many IT professionals are drawn by the savings Linux can bring to the data centre but are concerned about the potential uptime and data protection risks that arise from trysting business-critical applications to 'free' or native software. In this collection of case studies, we look at what the biggest challenges of a Linux deployment are and how to best deliver a comprehensive disaster recovery solution that is enterprise class.
Raising the subject of availability is often met with conversations about high availability and replication products, along with the work involved in keeping 'data' available for access. Even with IT staffing remaining flat and the speed of business continuing to escalate, IT needs to find ways to keep the business running even in the event of an IT disruption.
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