Quantify System Downtime and Prove the Value of a Good Business Continuity Plan

ROI for an IT purchase is typically a function of the increase in revenue that the purchase generates. Data protection ROI is a different story all together. Backup and restore systems don’t generate revenue. As a result, they are usually overlooked in any ROI purchase justifications. This misses the key benefit of backup and restore systems ─ and the point where a compelling ROI analysis can be made. Downtime. The biggest IT fear, and the reason backup and recovery systems exist.

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Tintri Recognized Again as a Top Workplace in the San Francisco Bay Area – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Latest Articles As It Happens The building processes inside the new mechanics of the cloud are difficult. There, we’ve said it – do we feel better now? Okay so maybe not so much difficult as such, but more complex in many cases… and definitely more varied. The ‘more varied’ element here is simple to understand. Sometimes we will be looking to cloud-enable traditional workloads, while in many other instances we will be looking…

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Get inspired by Joe Baguley at Cloud World Forum 2015

Want to radically simplify how your IT infrastructure is delivered and managed? Get inspired when EMEA CTO Joe Baguley takes to the stage at Cloud World Forum on the 25th of June at 11:40 to discuss why hyper-converged infrastructure makes good business sense. You can also join Joe and his Cloud Camp panelists for the Lightning Talk Round at 15.35 in the keynote theatre.

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Dell Storage PS Series software keeps getting better

Array Software 8.0 offers enhanced features to help customers easily manage new and existing PS Series arrays, including space savings through compression of snapshots and replicas provided on a per-pool basis[1] and advanced Virtual Volumes integration that provides policy-based data services and data placement at the VM-level to streamline management, monitoring and data protection in conjunction with VMware ESX.

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What I learned at InfoComm 2015

Wow. I really don’t know how else to put it. InfoComm 2015 opened my eyes. If the movie Independence Day was Hollywood illustrating to us that when it comes to the universe, “we’re not alone,” then InfoComm positioned the A/V world in that light for us. Hundreds of companies were on the show floor, showing their most creative and high definition cameras and content sharing solutions.

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Brand new storage features and great improvements with Dell PS Series storage

Exciting times! Wow – there are so many new features in the Dell PS Series storage product line right now! We’re talking: Dell has recently released the latest and greatest version of PS Series Firmware – version 8. What’s new with Dell PS Series Firmware v8? I’m glad you asked! In a Dell PS Series group, snapshots and replicas can be used to protect and recover data. Snapshots and replicas require available disk space to operate successfully: snapshot reserve and replica reserve.

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What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Former Cisco CFO Lands At Red Hat

Cisco Systems’ former executive vice president and CFO, Frank Calderoni, has joined open-source software specialist Red Hat, effective Monday. Calderoni spent a decade working for the networking giant where he was responsible for managing the end-to-end financial strategy and operations at the San Jose, Calif., company, helping it to grow from $22 billion in revenue to $47 billion during his tenure.

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Apple Reportedly Planning Data Center, Network Upgrades

Apple, according to a published report, is continuing its major investment plans to better serve its customers and compete with other cloud-based service companies. Apple is known for investing time and money into designing top-of-the line products for discerning, style-driven customers, but a Bloomberg report suggests the company is also making a big push to upgrade its networking and data center infrastructure.

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