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Are you Asking the Right DR Questions

It’s a really sad thing when a customer gets far down the path of a project and finds out it is going to fail. I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve seen this happen. A customer has

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StorageShort: How To Meet RPO/RTO Expectations

Organizations must meet increasingly strict recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Essentially they want their applications back up and running as soon as possible with minimal data loss. To meet these challenges IT professionals have to increase

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Are Customers DRaaS Worries Justified?

The result of a survey about disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) during a recent webinar was very illuminating. In my opinion, it suggests most people responding to the survey had not yet actually tried such a service. First, let

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What is Your Recovery Performance Expectation?

Storage Switzerland works with IT professionals to design data protection and disaster recovery plans. Those conversations always start with a discussion about service level objectives (SLO). Each application or data set should have an SLO, that comes from several very

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Webinar: The 5 Disaster Recovery Questions You’re Not Asking

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is changing the way data center administrators think about disaster recovery. A DR site and equipment no longer need to be bought in advance. DRaaS instead enables DR to be on-demand. The concept is

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What Backup Software Should I Use? – is the wrong question

The question of what backup software application should an organization use comes up all the time on the online forums I visit on LinkedIn and Spiceworks. The answer to that question typically come from vendors who, of course, say “Use

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Better RTOs & RPOs in the Cloud?

Is it possible that the public cloud can give data centers what they’ve always needed? Is it possible to have very short RTOs and short RPOs by using someone else’s infrastructure to do the job? This is looking more and

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