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Amazon EC2 Workloads Need Availability and Backup

There is a difference between availability and backup. Providing a workload with high availability means that if a component of the infrastructure fails, adequate measures are in place to ensure that the use of the workload continues with little or

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New eBook: The Value of DR Orchestration

Given the pace of the modern data center, creating a disaster recovery (DR) plan is a significant challenge. Keeping that plan up to date after it’s created is almost impossible because of how quickly the data center changes. If a

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Learn How To Solve Your DR Nightmare in Less Than 30 Minutes!

What is your disaster recovery (DR) plan? Most organizations today do not have a formalized process. When disaster strikes, IT scrambles, hoping to pluck victory from the jaws of defeat. A DR plan prioritizes recovery efforts so that personnel can

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Product Spotlight: Veeam Availability Orchestrator Version 2

Organizations can no longer count on a “best efforts” disaster recovery strategy. They also can’t afford to take a “recover everything instantly” strategy. IT must balance the recovery requirements of the organization with the realities of the budget to make

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Solving DR’s Two Biggest Failures – Documentation and Testing with Orchestration

During a disaster, there is a lot that can go wrong, and IT needs to expect the unexpected. In most cases though, it is not the unexpected that causes a disaster recovery (DR) effort to fail. The primary reasons that

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How DR Orchestration Can Improve Success while Lowering Costs

To the organization, all applications are essential, but not all apps are critical. There is a pecking order in terms of what applications need to be back online first. Recovery prioritization is especially crucial during a full-scale disaster where the

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Why DR Orchestration is a Must Have

Disasters rarely strike at a convenient time, like when recovery polices are all up to date, and when there are plenty of IT staff on hand to deal with any issues that may come up. In most cases, the opposite

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Backup Retention vs. Data Retention

A recent blog “Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention” by Veeam’s Jonathan Butz discussed how healthcare organizations are creating overly complex and expensive backup infrastructure because they are considering backup as part of their records retention policy. Butz is

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Why Aren’t You Tiering Backup Data to the Cloud?

Organizations tend to treat all backup data the same. Generally, IT stores backup data on a relatively low performing, high capacity disk backup system. The problem is that this type of device doesn’t fit the restore requests that most IT

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SlideShare: Will Your Backup Architecture Meet Tomorrow’s SLAs? 3 Steps to Make Sure!

Organizations, application owner and users all have much higher expectations of IT than ever before. They expect IT to recover real-time data instantaneously and recall aged data very quickly. These expectations mean that backup architectures are getting stretched at both

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