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    VMware jumps in with disaster recovery service for hybrid cloud set

    James Bourne

    Virtualisation giant VMware has announced ‘VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery’, a service which provides a continuously available recovery site if a VMware data centre hits the skids. The system, which promises an RPO (recovery point objective) of 15 minutes, offers 1 terabyte of storage from a minimum pricing point of $835 a month, with the service available in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centres in the US and UK.

    About 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, DisasterRec, VMware
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    HP: Trying to stand out from the crowd in the DRaaS space

    James Bourne

    Back in September, Nirvanix announced to its customers that they had two weeks to move its data before the company went down the plughole. As the enterprise cloud storage provider waved the white flag, Gartner research director Kyle Hilgendorf noted in a blog post that the analyst house’s paper on cloud exit strategies was one of the least popular in the collection.

    About 1 week, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: DisasterRec, Enterprise, IaaS, Virtualization
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    New Zealand’s national census delivers valuable lessons about cloud services

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Although there is general acceptance that cloud services are here to stay, a number of enterprises are still skeptical about whether cloud computing is really up to the job when it comes to delivering big and complicated government services. Against this backdrop, the New Zealand government’s successful national census provides valuable lessons about how to drive a large-scale cloud implementation, as we explain in our recent report Driving Government Innovation Through Cloud Services.

    About 5 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: DisasterRec, Enterprise, Strategy, Trends, Vendors
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    CipherCloud: NSA PRISM scandal helped company grow “tremendously”

    James Bourne

    When the NSA PRISM revelations hit back in June, it initially spelled bad news for many cloud industry players, especially in the US. With analysts speculating that the damage to the US cloud computing industry could go as high as $35bn, it was a fractured period of time. For San Jose-based cloud information protector CipherCloud, however, it was a different story.

    About 5 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Best Practice, DisasterRec, Interview, Security
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    People power: Why staff are driving cloud adoption

    Easynet

    Businesses are adopting cloud services, albeit more cautiously than anticipated. Much has been written about vendors hyping cloud services, and adoption rates not living up to the propaganda. Indeed TechTarget’s Cloud Pulse Survey found that public and private clouds have reached the same level of market penetration at around 25%.

    About 5 months, 1 week ago - 3 comments - Categories: Adoption, Analysis, Best Practice, DisasterRec, Private, Public, Strategy
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    The scariest business data horror stories [infographic]

    Rhonda Sherwood

    Trick or treat! You’ll be hearing this a lot soon. Halloween may be all about ghosts and goblins, but businesses have much bigger threats to worry about… such as losing the critical business data that’s stored on their employees’ computers and in-house servers.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, DisasterRec, Enterprise, Infographic, JustForFun, Strategy
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    The failures of HealthCare.gov are symptomatic of larger issues with federal IT

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Since its October 1 launch, HealthCare.gov – the $400m portal through which uninsured Americans are supposed to be able to enroll in Obamacare – has experienced widely reported technical problems, prompting President Obama to publicly express his anger over the situation and promise a “tech surge” to fix the site. There have also been Congressional hearings grilling the contractors and federal Health and Human Services (HHS) staff involved. Warranted or not, rarely has an IT failure received this kind of mainstream attention from the public and the media.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Best Practice, DisasterRec, Economy, Industry, Strategy
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    Nirvanix files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, vows to save data

    James Bourne

    Cloud storage provider Nirvanix has announced it has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as expected, following the news earlier this month it was to shut down effective September 30. The Nirvanix website paints a sorry picture this morning, with a company update put almost out of the way at the bottom of the page stating that bankruptcy was sought “in order to pursue all alternative to maximise value for its creditors while continuing its efforts to provide the best possible transition for customers.”

    About 6 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, DisasterRec, Economy, Enterprise, Industry, Storage
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    Examining disaster recovery by the numbers [infographic]

    nScaled

    Disaster recovery, or IT Business Continuity as we like to think of it, is a space that’s riddled with traps. Or at best, it suffers from a number of myths and tendencies toward “fingers crossed.” It’s not just about a fundamental difference between backup and disaster recovery; the idea that it’s one thing to have your data duplicated into a repository somewhere but quite another to be able to actually restore it — also downed applications and network configurations — rapidly…

    About 6 months, 4 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, DisasterRec, Infographic, Security, Strategy
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    After Nirvanix: How to assess the right cloud provider for you

    Rackspace

    Choosing a cloud service provider is an important decision for any organisation. Cloud computing plays a central role in many businesses – from startups and SMBs to global companies – and usually involves entrusting service providers with mission-critical data and applications. To assess potential providers and make the right choice, conducting due diligence across the following areas is essential.

    About 7 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, DisasterRec, SLA, SMEs, Vendors
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