Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud WebinarBenefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. Feb. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and Hyper-V software defined data center (SDDC) based ...

How to Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash Storage Solutions

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash SolutionsUpdated 1/21/2018 How to Achieve Flexible flash data protection and Availability with All-Flash Storage Solutions Interactive webinar discussion (not death by power point or Ui Gui product demo ;) pertaining flash data protection ) Tuesday January 30 2018 11AM PT / 2PM ET Via Redmond Magazine ...

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Architecture ResourcesNeed to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. Azure Reference Architectures via Microsoft Azure Examples of ...

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Updated 1/10/2018 Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security (logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA), archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends. Think of ...

Virtual, Cloud and IT Availability, its a shared responsibility and common sense

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

IT Availability, it's a shared responsibility and common sense In case you missed it, recently the State of Oregon had a data center computer problem (ok, storage and application outage) that resulted in unemployment benefits not being provided. Tony Knotzer over at Network Computing did a story Oregon Storage ...

Non Disruptive Updates, Needs vs. Wants

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Do you want non disruptive updates or do you need non disruptive upgrades? First there is a bit of play on words going on here with needs vs. wants, as well as what is meant by non disruptive.Regarding needs vs. wants, they are often used interchangeably particular in IT when ...

In the data center or information factory, not everything is the same

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At ...

Cloud conversation, Thanks Gartner for saying what has been said

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club. Why am I thanking Gartner? Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the first of a two-part industry trends and perspectives series looking at how to learn from cloud outages (read part II here). In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox (view ...

What do you do when your service provider drops the ball

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Do you have a web, internet, backup or other IT cloud service provider of some type? Do you pay for it, or is it a free service? Do you take your service provider for granted? Does your service provider take you or your data for granted? Does ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

How to win approval for upgrades: Link them to business benefits

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Drew Rob has another good article over at Processor.com about various tips and strategies on how to gain approval for hardware (or software) purchases with some comments by yours truly. My tips and advice that are quoted in the story include to link technology resources to business ...

Performance = Availability StorageIOblog featured ITKE guest blog

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Recently IT Knowledge Exchange named me and StorageIOblog as their weekly featured IT blog too which Im flattered and honored. Consequently, I did a guest blog for them titled Performance = Availability, Availability = Performance that you can read about here. For those not familiar with ITKE, take ...