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Protecting your Organization from Ransomware with Bitdefender

Sep 09, 2020
Colby Lopez

While many organizations feel adequately protected, many security suites, including some of the most popular ones, do not effectively protect against these strains of ransomware.

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The Internet Doesn’t Care About Your DR!

Mar 28, 2018
Ian Evans

Today I was looking forward to sitting down and working more on Zerto DR into Azure. I had my schedule (and more importantly my mind) clear and ready to go. I woke up checked email, shuttled the kiddos off to school and grabbed a bite. Everything was ready! Wrong!

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Movie Trailers and Amazing Demos

Mar 20, 2018
Terry Murray

I’m not suggesting demos are bad, just that you shouldn’t become mesmerized by a slick demo. This is particularly important when it comes to Backup and DR to the cloud.

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Remediation of Legacy Backup Tapes

Mar 11, 2018
Terry Murray

Imagine if every time you swapped out an old server you had to keep the old server sitting around and powered up for the next 5 to 7 years. Ridiculous right, but that’s what many organizations do with their legacy backups.

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The Check Box vs the Asterisk

Mar 09, 2018
Terry Murray

One of the most powerful tools in the marketing arsenal is the check box. Does your solution do this? Absolutely, there’s the check box right there! Compare our solution to our competitors? See that, we have way more check boxes.

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BCDR with Zerto 6.0 and Microsoft Azure

Mar 08, 2018
Ian Evans

One of the biggest problems for businesses today is an absence of or gaps in business continuity. Business continuity allows business to continue operating during and after a disaster. A business continuity plan (BCP) is comprised of policies and procedures to help fulfill that goal.

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Docker Volumes Primer

Nov 13, 2017
Ian Evans

One of the most common barriers to Docker adoption for production deployments is a misconception around data persistence, or lack thereof. While it is true that if you remove a Docker container it’s destroyed and the data is lost but that doesn’t have to be the case.

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SolidFire & VMware VVols

Oct 10, 2017
Terry Murray

I recently attended the Netapp Insight conference in Las Vegas. There were a lot of great speakers and sessions but for my money, the best one was Best Practices and Deep Dive for VMware with SolidFire. The presenter for this session was Andy Banta, his title was Storage Janitor.

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The saga of Ansible and the broken Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Sep 20, 2017
Ian Evans

While working on another project I ran into an issue running the Cloud/VMware modules for Ansible. No mater what I did it appeared broken. Newer module features required a newer version of Ansible. But I was being denied, stuck at 1.8 and no amount of apt foo seemed to resolve the issue.

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Is this how your organization embraced the cloud?

Aug 21, 2017
admin

What we generally see is that successful organizations approach transitioning to cloud purposefully, with a great deal of forethought and planning.

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Marchitecture!

Aug 06, 2017
admin

Marchitecture Noun A technology solution designed purely based on the information found in marketing slicks and Power Point presentations. Marchitecture can be created with no more than a high level understanding of the underlying technology and no attention need be paid to how the solution will actually solve a problem or achieve a desired outcome.

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Modern Disaster Recovery

Jul 17, 2017
Terry Murray

Over the last couple of years there have been huge advances in Disaster Recovery solutions. DR capabilities that are simpler and more cost effective are being built into platforms, included with Backup technologies or in many cases, come bundled with the applications themselves.

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From Storage and Backups to Data Management

Jun 20, 2017
Terry Murray

Outside of IT, "legacy" is usually a good thing. In sports, players and teams hope to build a legacy of winning, of making big plays in the clutch! But in IT, calling something legacy makes it sound old and crusty, like it might smell of arthritis cream.

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Protecting Digital Assets: A Data Center Architect’s Perspective

Jun 13, 2017
Justin Richards

There are many vectors to look at when protecting digital assets. The top concerns in my mind are backups, and security. I don’t think either are classified as sexy, but neglecting them tends to end poorly for your company, and possibly your career.

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Finding Joy in Backups!

Jun 05, 2017
Terry Murray

I’m still searching for that person that tells me they got into IT because they wanted to do backups. If you meet this person at a dinner party, get ready for a lively conversation! Nothing like discussing retention policies to get the party going!

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Thank You!

May 31, 2017
Terry Murray

First of all, we would like to thank all of our family, friends, clients and partners for supporting us in this new endeavor.

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