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Disaster Recovery Workshop: Dealing with New Requirements, Expectations, and Threats

Disaster Recovery (DR) is changing, and DR plans need to change with it. Legislative bodies want companies to not only prove their ability to recover from a disaster, but they have specific guidelines as to how long that effort can

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VMware Storage Needs Intelligence and Awareness for a Different Experience

VMware continues to be at the heart of many data center infrastructures and will continue to be that heart for years, if not decades to come. Many of these infrastructures are still struggling however with the most basic of data

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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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In Search of True DRaaS – Datrium Delivers the DRaaS We Expected

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) burst on the scene about four years ago. However, most DRaaS solutions don’t exactly live up to expectations. Frequently built on backup, these are solutions that try to make recovery act like high availability.

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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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Why VMware Storage is STILL a Problem

Most VMware storage solutions attempt to fix storage pain points with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel. While the sledgehammer approach does solve or at least mask some VMware storage problems, many still remain. More importantly, the life of the

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Surviving the Multiple Data Protection App Reality

Most organizations have more than one backup application, in fact most have three to four and are finding the number of backup applications they need to protect the organizations assets is increasing. At the same time industry and governmental requirements

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Dell Cloud Snapshot Manager

Embracing SaaS for Multi-Cloud Data Protection Modern cloud workloads exist across heterogeneous, multi-cloud infrastructures, but the cloud services that host them lack rich, native data protection toolsets. While snapshot features typically exist in the cloud they are not automated and

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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