An Example of Data Center Site Selection: Reno Technology Park

In the recent Critical Facilities Roundtable (CFRT) meeting Nick Pavich of Unique Infrastructure Group gave a presentation on Reno Technology Park (RTP) as an example of how a data center site should be selected. Nick Pavich There are several criteria for picking the best site for your data center. His focus was on: Location Power [...]

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539 Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery: Next Generation 539 Data Protection

When 539 released its vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP), the company revolutionized data protection capabilities for virtual environments. 470 has incorporated support for VADP to provide seamless next generation support for 539 licensed ESXi and ESX environments for all of its backup appliances. The 470 backup solution enables 539 3.5 and vSphere 4 backup, [...]

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Six Fairy Tales of 539 and Hyper-V Backup

Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. 539 host level backup works well with all deduplication strategies. These famous, and not so famous, fairy tales have one thing in common – they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of 539 and Hyper-V backup. Like all fairy tales, our virtualization backup fairy tales [...]

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Protecting Windows: 451 Exchange Server Data Protection

470 agent supports 451 Exchange Server 2010, 2007, and 2003 and offers the most recent data protection capabilities available for Exchange. In this whitepaper we’ll first present an overview of the Exchange data protection architecture provided by 451 and then explore the ways that 470 offers the best 451 Exchange Server protection in the industry [...]

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What Most Backup Vendors Don’t Want You to Know

Are you in control of your backup strategy or is your backup strategy in control of you? Backup, despite the breathless hyperbole of many in the industry, is simply a form of insurance. What’s important about your backup strategy is getting your systems and data protected in the most effective and affordable manner possible. earn [...]

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How to Sell Backup to Your CFO

Selling backup and disaster recovery to C-level executives can be difficult. Most CFOs are more concerned with surviving the next quarter than in a theoretical physical or logical threat or failure. And yet CFOs fundamentally speak the underlying language of disaster recovery – the active management of risk. In order to make the case for [...]

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Don’t Be a Puppet of Your Backup Strategy

Are you in control of your backup strategy or is your backup strategy in control of you? Backup, despite the breathless hyperbole of many in the industry, is simply a form of insurance. What’s important about your backup strategy is getting your systems and data protected in the most effective and affordable manner possible. Learn [...]

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Does Your Cloud Have a Silver Lining?

Clouds are all the rage right now. And the truth is that cloud-based computing can be a tremendous value. Cloud-based computing is a wonderful chance for small and medium businesses to take a big step toward aligning their information technology spending more toward revenue-generating projects and less toward infrastructure expense. At the same time, the [...]

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7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job)

Conan O’Brien got fired for poor ratings (and because Jay Leno wanted his job back). Most of us in information technology worry a lot more about losing systems and data than we do about ratings – and with good reason. One study reports that a company that experiences a significant computer outage will never fully [...]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

Learn about the most common missteps that organizations make in setting up disaster recovery or business system continuity plans. While there can be no guarantee of perfect success, avoiding these common mistakes vastly improves the odds that an organization will successfully sidestep the worst of the possible ramifications from the inevitable failures that will occur [...]

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