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Why StoneFly Is the best Choice for your Enterprise?

Why StoneFly Is the best Choice for your Enterprise? 12 January, 2018 Stonefly has a huge range of products and services providing quality on-premises and on the cloud storage, backup and data recovery (DR). Stonefly is also the trusted partner of Microsoft, Veeam,...

Overcome Lock-in Limitations with StoneFly’s Multi-cloud Services

Vendor lock-in is a strategy used by major solution providers. If you want your backup and Disaster recovery plan to be comprehensive, you simply cannot make do with the list of options available to you by a specific vendor. Lock-in happens to be a major hurdle for enterprises in the acquisition of a comprehensive backup and DR solution.

StoneFly Cloud Connect for Backup and Replication to Amazon Glacier

Enterprises have to archive data due to compliance reasons and future reference. Using traditional means of storage or high access frequency storage tiers makes archiving expensive. Amazon Glacier enables enterprises to attend to their archiving requirements without having to worry about cost efficiency, data recovery or availability.

Understanding Thin Provisioning and its Working

Thin provisioning optimizes storage utilization rates and enables enterprises to effectively leverage their storage resources. This article explains what Thin Provisioning is, how it works and how it’s different from traditional provisioning.

Difference between Managed backup and self-service backup

With the growing data being generated every day, a lot of considerations have to be kept in mind when deciding where to store the data. A speedy, reliable and secure storage needs to be used to protect the data from any threat.

Things to know before considering SAN

SAN appliances can store files and can work as storage for specific applications like databases and Virtual machine file systems. In SAN data transportation is much efficient and reliable. Each storage volume can be treated as an independent disk drive and it can be controlled by external server operating system. SAN uses iSCSI and FCoE protocols for data transfer.

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Multi-cloud solutions for your data storage needs

With multi-cloud data storage solutions you can acquire not one but more than one cloud hosting environments. Multi-cloud in simple terms means the utilization of more than one cloud. This article discusses a number of details pertaining to multi-cloud environments such as what they are, what are their benefits and more.

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How StoneFly delivers Data Transportability

Data Transportability is the migration of data between applications or cloud services; however, StoneFly adds more to the concept of data transportability. With StoneFly’s application of data transportability, it delivers reliability and prevents data loss due to a disaster. In this article, read about StoneFly’s application of data transportability.

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Understanding Erasure Coding

Erasure Coding is the data protection method through which data is broken into sectors. Then data is encoded with redundant data pieces and stored across different storage media. This article explains what Erasure Coding is, how it works and how it’s different from RAID and concludes by briefly exploring its benefits.

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Implementation of Data redundancy in data storage

Data redundancy means: two copies of data in a single database or two different spots in multiple software environments or platforms. This article explains what data redundancy is, what level of data redundancy is right for you and what the benefits of data redundancy are

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Storage Snapshot technology: techniques and details

When selecting a snapshot technology from a vendor one must carefully consider the requirements and the environment of the enterprise, which is about to deploy the technology. The main aim of this article is to provide an overview of snapshot technology and to explore snapshot capabilities in the context of enterprise data protection.

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Understanding Scalability in Data Storage

The demands of storage are increasing, scalability is the feature which will address the data growth and enable businesses to effectively leverage their data. This article explores the concept, working and types of scalability to enable businesses to effectively leverage it.

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What is Scalability in the Cloud?

Data growth demands storage, backup and disaster recovery at scale. Cloud technology effectively addresses the demands imposed by continuously growing data. Scalability in the cloud facilitates data growth and enables businesses to effectively leverage their data. This article explores the concept, working and types of scalability in the cloud to enable businesses to effectively leverage it.

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Exploring Data Deduplication for the Enterprise

Data deduplication is essential for effective storage space utilization. Enterprises can reduce their storage and backup costs by integrating deduplication in their solutions. This article explores what is deduplication and how it delivers efficiency and cost effectiveness for the enterprise.

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) Appliance: Practicality and Usage

NAS storage appliances can effectively address the storage requirements of businesses while reducing latency and facilitating remote accessibility to data. This makes NAS storage appliances the prime choice for unstructured big data storage. In this article, explore the practicality and usage of NAS appliances and their essential role in a work environment.

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All you need to know about StoneFly’s Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Hyper-convergence is required to provide easy scaling and management. It is single systemthat reduces data center complexity and increases scalability. Multiple nodes of the appliance can be clustered together to create pools of shared compute and storage resources designed for suitable consumption. The benefits include easy management, easy scaling, simplicity, flexibility, efficiency and fast.

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SAN: Construction, Usage and its role in Business Continuity Management

For business continuity management you require SAN. SAN is a high speed network which provides shared pool of storage devices to several servers. Business continuity management is a framework that detects the exposure of organizations to internal and external threats. This article explores the construction and working of SAN and its effective role in BCM.

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How to add a Failover plan in StoneFly Cloud Connect

Keeping backup of your data is the essential step which you should take for your company. Through backup you can save the copies of your data and by disaster recovery you can ensure business continuity. Failover is part of disaster recovery and helps you continue your operations by switching to another system until the original system starts running. This article discusses the step by step process of how you can add a failover plan in StoneFly cloud connect.

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Closer look: StoneFly’s Innovative Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)

Software-defined storage (SDS), as purists argue, is any storage product that requires software to manage underlying hardware and control. The marketing term, software-defined storage is however, commonly associated with software products that run on server hardware to enable cost savings over traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems

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How The Cloud Solves Data Storage Challenges

Having loads of data from reliable sources is just not enough. What to do with that data is the most important part as organizations use the data in effective ways to generate profits. Finding an efficient way to store, distribute and manage all the data is a big challenge for organizations.

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Erasure Coding: Innovative Method of Robust Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Old school backup tools are failing to prevent major outages and data loss as they place high demands on the data administrators which in turn are not able to cope with ever-increasing data. As the traditional tools become obsolete, IT needs an advanced and versatile solution that delivers availability, simple replication and restoration and high visibility into diversified virtual environments…

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How the cloud fits in an enterprise data protection strategy?

Many of the companies using a data protection solution often find the cloud more secure for the data protection. The cloud presents itself as a native solution for data protection. It offers data protection options at reasonable prices. However, addition of cloud to the infrastructure model changes the way data is protected specially for cloud-based applications.

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Combining the Cloud with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Finding a way to store, distribute and manage all your data in today’s dynamic world is a big challenge. Running applications, delivering content to users, hosting high traffic websites or backing up documents, databases and email all require a lot of storage. Cloud storage is a modernized way to accommodate ever-growing amounts of data.

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The Role of Cloud Computing in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a dimension of connectivity in itself which makes the world better through innovations and inventions. The internet of things can be seen as an epitome of connectivity which will help in the growth of technology. Cloud based services are a must for IoT to work.

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Storage System Technologies and their Configurations

An enterprise can devise their perfect storage solution using a specific storage architecture in a specific configuration. In order to do that, enterprises need to identify their data requirements. Only then can an enterprise make an efficient and comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan.

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Exploring the basics of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Gartner estimates that Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) is now a mainstream service in the market and it will grow 6.5 times by 2021 (over the next three years). With digitalization and virtualization driving the enterprise, data has become an integral part of all organizations. StoneFly provides enterprise level DRaaS to enterprises around the globe

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How Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Works in the Veeam Cloud Connect

One of the challenges that the service provider (SP) needs to solve to offer disaster recovery as a service is mimicking the tenant network as SP cannot control the tenant network design. Veeam cloud connect provides a unique way to host any customer network design to keep the replica Virtual Machines (VMs) accessible in case of tenant production site partial or full failover.

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Enterprise NAS Storage Solution for Big Data Storage Challenges

Big data storage requires reduced latency, manageability, ability to support high IOPS and data security and protection. These challenges can be overcome using traditional storage; however, the cost implications and the foot print is excessive and unnecessary. The best solution to big data storage challenges is scale-out network attached storage.

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Archiving Veeam Backups in Amazon Glacier

The advantage of storing data in Amazon Glacier is its low cost. And although Amazon glacier is designed for cold data with scarce chance of being recovered, the real challenge is to manage information and maintain the management process.

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Why utilize more than one solution for cloud backup?

Enterprise may rely heavily on a single cloud but if anything happens to that cloud, they’re basically doomed. This is one of the prime, but not the only, reasons to acquire more than one cloud. Effective backup plans include more than one ways to ensure your data is never lost.

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Virtualization Containers and how they compare to Virtual Machines

In the world of technology, IT pros need to customize technology solutions to meet their physical and virtual infrastructure needs. Various industries and firms are using systematically important workloads. Increased daily data generation is leading the world to innovation with automated disaster recovery and data protection of the highest stature.

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Cloud Storage Solutions for Life Sciences Research

Life sciences are making the world a better place by invoking research every day which tackles the up and coming problems. The ability to analyze, explore and share tremendous volumes of scientific data is critical for research, discoveries and collaborations worldwide. Cloud storage is helping in readily attaining this ability.

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Enterprise Storage Optimization with The StoneFly CacheCloud Storage Appliance

Everyone is exploring cloud for its utilization and benefits. Enterprises can use cloud-based services for multiple purposes and increase their productivity, add value to their data all while protecting and making it recoverable and highly available. The StoneFly CacheCloud Storage Gateway Appliances facilitate efficient data backup on-premises and in the cloud using advanced technology and customer oriented services.

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Cloud Cyber Security to Keep a Threat Free Corporate Environment

Increased data generation is resulting in greater problems in the corporate environment of an organization. Authorship attribution for crimes and cyber-attacks is becoming a major problem for all law enforcement agencies. Governments around the globe have taken decisions regarding cyberspace in their hands; making regulations to force companies and organizations to protect their systems.

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Bad Rabbit: A New Ransomware Attack Hits USA and Europe

A new Ransomware sample called Bad Rabbit hit Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, USA, Germany, and Japan on October 24, 2017. Among all of the countries, Russia and Ukraine were hit the most as the infection started through some hacked Russian news website. Russian Media agencies and Transportation organizations in Ukraine were among the first one to get infected.

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Transform your Data Center with the StoneFly DR365VS & Veeam

Backup and disaster recovery are essential for operational security of any enterprise. The StoneFly appliances and services are compliant with all industry regulations while Veeam is continuously being employed by enterprises around the globe. The combination of the two yields effective solutions for backup and disaster recovery.

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Difference between Backup and Archiving

In the past, protection and retention were handled by copying data to tape, but the improving economics of disk storage and emergence of backup solutions create new options. Both Backup and archiving are complementary workloads that are part of an overall data protection strategy. However, there are several business value distinctions between the two…

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Maximize your Data Protection with the 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Loss of data has direct impact on business. In this Modern World, technology is constantly changing and bigger, faster and better ways are introduced for storing data, but the 3-2-1 backup rule has remained the same. This gold rule withstood the test of time and applies everywhere from data stored on physical hardware or virtual machine or on the service provider’s infrastructure…

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How Cloud Storage Helps in Providing Greater Cyber Security

Big data, internet of things and artificial intelligence have changed the way that the world now works. The large amount of data generated each day is now not limited to being stored on physical storage, but demands for cloud storage are becoming ever important; the time of cloud based solutions is upon us.

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Overcome Lock-in Limitations with StoneFly’s Multi-cloud Services

Vendor lock-in is a strategy used by major solution providers. If you want your backup and Disaster recovery plan to be comprehensive, you simply cannot make do with the list of options available to you by a specific vendor. Lock-in happens to be a major hurdle for enterprises in the acquisition of a comprehensive backup and DR solution.

read more

Internet of Things, Big Data and Scale-Out NAS

In today’s world the use of data has become ever important with greater and greater technology being used to bring meaning to every industry. Massive amounts of data are being generated from billions of users around the internet. The amount of devices connected over the internet has already surpassed the number of humans alive.

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Office 365 Backup & Disaster Recovery: Challenges and Solutions

Communication is a key element of operation for enterprises. Office 365 is a mainstream email service provider. It is necessary to ensure that all elements of office 365 are secure, backed up and recoverable. However, Microsoft does not offer any such service. Therefore, enterprises must reach out to other reliable third party service providers who can facilitate in this regard.

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Why Move Your Company’s Storage to the Cloud?

The dominance of Amazon in the cloud market for several years has given it unmatchable importance. So much so, it had become synonymous with the term “Private Cloud”. StoneFly Cloud Connect to Amazon Web Services has further helped make progress towards increased cloud adoption by users. Cloud services have become an integral part of companies’ business strategy.

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Cloud Backup and replication for Hyper-V Environments

Backup and disaster recovery are essential for enterprises around the globe because these services ensure data availability and recoverability. However, data security and protection is even more significant and comparison. Only the combination of efficient data security with backup and recovery can ensure a promising future for an enterprise.

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Veeam Cloud Connect in Amazon AWS: Services of the Cloud

Veeam Cloud Connect in Amazon AWS provides customers with cloud backup services which resolve the problems customers are faced with. The Veeam cloud connect provides a turnkey-solution to customers who are looking to secure their on-premise data. It can now be secured to the numerous locations provided by Amazon AWS.

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Amazon Macie: Artificial Intelligence for Efficient Data Security

Recent studies indicated that over 60,000 sensitive files of the government had public access due to incorrect classification and access management control. This revelation prompted the realization that classification and management of access to files is crucial for privacy purposes. Manual classification of sensitive data has the tendency to permit mistakes and in turn data leaks.

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Data Backup and Disaster Recovery with AWS

Global natural and manmade disasters are threatening the workflow of each and every organization. Business continuity has become ever important in the world of disasters. Organizations are looking for disaster recovery solutions which use advanced technologies to ensure they are having the best disaster recovery services available.

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Tools of Protection from Ransomware

Greater data usage has increased the importance of data protection around the globe. Hackers have set their minds on valuable information which can impact the relations of the world in context of the global economy. Hacking tools are being devised every day to get the precious information of huge organizations.

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StoneFly Cloud Connect for Backup and Replication to Amazon Glacier

Enterprises have to archive data due to compliance reasons and future reference. Using traditional means of storage or high access frequency storage tiers makes archiving expensive. Amazon Glacier enables enterprises to attend to their archiving requirements without having to worry about cost efficiency, data recovery or availability.

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Why Storage Companies Are Partnering with StoneFly for Cloud Storage

Cloud has been developed over the period of time to avoid putting the users in hassle. It is a kind of an Internet-Based-Service offered on demand to users. These users are looking to avoid implementation details or maintenance. Cloud storage goes on to provide a service model in which data is maintained, managed and backed up remotely. It is then made available to users over a network.

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PACS Storage: Addressing the Healthcare Industry File Growth Challenge

Taking care of loads of populations, providers of medical services offer extensive medical services throughout the world. The services of these facilities are increasing by the second as more and more patients and practitioners join the mix every day. The Cardiology programs at these facilities see more and more people every day which has resulted in greater images and data being generated…

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Best Backup Appliances for Small Business and Enterprise

backup appliances enable you to restore individual files, data or entire volumes from any point in time. The backup images created can be mounted as a drive. You can even restore a single file from a specific instance in time. When you acquire VMware and Hyper-V licenses, you automatically get specialized backup agents…

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Comparing Hadoop and SQL

Comparing Hadoop and SQL 26 July, 2017 If you have been familiar to working with conventional SQL-databases, hearing someone talk about Hadoop can sound like a crazy mess. In this blog, we are going to try and simplify three of the many differences between...

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Cloud Data Protection for VMware Environments

An organization’s data protection and disaster recovery (DR) strategy often consists of many disparate recovery and backup “solutions,” which may or may not be compatible with each other. As a result workloads are often isolated and it becomes difficult to be migrated across systems and geographies, leaving organizations at risk of failing to meet data security needs and losing business continuity…

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Why FedRAMP is Important?

The Federal Risk & Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized-approach to continuous monitoring, authorization and security assessment for cloud services and products. This allows Cloud Security Solutions to be assessed and that assessment can be used across multiple organizations…

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Ransomware is dangerous; but StoneFly has your ‘Back’

Ransomware has become a serious epidemic affecting businesses of all shapes and sizes. Protecting your business is a serious ‘business’ now, more than ever before. According to a U.S interagency report, there have been 4000 daily ransomware attacks since 2016. The increase is not limited to just the number; the attack continues to become more lucrative and more sophisticated…

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Understanding The StoneFly Cloud Service Models

Cloud service models are essentially a set of IT-related services offered by a cloud Provider to provide IT resource to a consumer. Many cloud Service-Providers offer a wide spectrum of cloud services such as Storage, Content Management, CRM, Social Computing and Collaboration and much more.

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StoneFly and Big Data Solutions for the Internet of Things

Internet connected devices that make the Internet of Things accumulate petabytes of data. There is more data to store from user smartphones such as images and videos or log file data captured from millions of sensors. As a result, datacenters get all this information and the question becomes: How do they store all this data in a scalable architecture?

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Microsoft Azure cloud and StoneFly Cloud Storage

Microsoft Azure cloud and StoneFly Cloud Storage 24 FEBRUARY, 2017 There's a lot to think about, when we talk about running applications on the internet. We need to think about the operating system we're going to use and how to keep that patched and up to date. We...

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What is Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage

What is Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage 23 FEBRUARY, 2017 Microsoft Azure Cloud consists of three main components. The first is something called the fabric. The fabric is the abstract set of compute resources in the data center. Inside are many computers running virtual...

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What is an Azure Stack instance or installation?

What is an Azure Stack instance or installation? 16 FEBRUARY, 2017 If we refer back to the ARM instance, we have a single ARM instance that manages, or essentially is that portal for the instance of Azure-Stack. Then you can have 1 or more regions below it. The same...

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Overview of the Azure Cloud Stack Architecture

Overview of the Azure Cloud Stack Architecture 16 FEBRBUARY, 2017 Below we can see the classic diagram of the azure stack architecture. We have the ARM, the PR and the infrastructure control layers. Let’s take a look at the functionality of each layer in the Azure...

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Life Cycle of The Azure Stack Integrated System

Life Cycle of the Azure Stack Integrated System 15 FEBRUARY, 2017 There's a variety of reasons why you want to have the full ecosystem in place for Azure Stack in your data center. It's not just a software solution but it's also a set of hardware that's been tested,...

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Internet Networking Problems

Internet Networking Problems 10 FEBUARY, 2017 Today's internet is experiencing considerable problems and growing pains and it's worth bearing some of these in mind and thinking about them, as many of them give rise to interesting research problems to think about....

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Deep Dive in Virtualization

Deep Dive in Virtualization 10 FEBRURAY, 2017 One idea for the virtualization framework is what is called Full Virtualization. In full virtualization the idea is to leave the operating system pretty much untouched so you can run the unchanged binary of the operating...

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How and What to move to the cloud

How and What to move to the cloud 9 FEBRUARY, 2017 Imagine you are the IT professional. You keep your organization’s machines running. Every bite and bit of data, every key element depends on you. Sure to the inexpert eye you might just fix the internet, but everyone...

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Five Stages of Security for Incident Response

Five Stages of Security for Incident Response 3 FEBUARY, 2017 How many of you have a really strong security program where you have security incident response and things like that going? How many of you are still using the help desk to let you know when Ransomware...

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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) at a Glance

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) at a Glance 30 JANUARY, 2017 You have production datacenters, you have a number of servers that are direct or network attached as primary storage.  You need to have disaster recovery plan. You would do this through Backup and...

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Ceph Storage for Object Storage Workloads

Ceph Storage for Object Storage Workloads 20 JANUARY, 2017 This is the story of data. It takes place in a mobile world that is growing every day. Where the demands for larger file sizes and greater file quantity are constantly increasing. Enterprises are trying to...

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Containers Made Easy

Containers Made Easy 27 December, 2016 About a decade ago and it's still true for many applications being deployed today, Apps were usually monolithic, they were contained in one large blob of binaries and libraries, they were usually built in a single stack such as...

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