We talk to companies about backup and data protection all the time. We also talk about archiving too… and many times there are questions about the two. Confusion is not the right word, but looking at archiving from a different perspective can be enlightening. Based on some of the conversations we have had with clients,…

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The Labor Day Weekend was great! College football. Fantasy draft. Cubs in the playoff hunt. Hey wait a second…the Cubs are in the play-off hunt! … I digress. Seasons and things change. The way we work, our processes, locations(s), how what & when we do “things” change. Presentations, proposals, meeting notes, work plans, documentation, and…

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VMware’s long awaited release of vSphere 6.0 is almost 6 months old now, yet it is still in the spotlight. It is one of the most searched (IT) terms. Launched in February, vSphere is the first major upgrade to the flagship product, and it comes with no less than 358 upgrades! As a corporate strategy,…

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When reviewing your backup plan, and more specifically your recovery plan, one needs to look at and evaluate your systems resiliency along with your backup. Resiliency refers to redundancy built into your systems. It could be in the form of redundant power supplies, UPS Systems, RAID (for protection in the event of a drive failure),…

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Runbooks – Do I really need one? The short answer is absolutely. The age old adage – plan your work and work your plan applies to IT and especially in the creation/use of a runbook. When there is an event, be it a server, application or site that goes down and the various business departments…

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