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Japanese Data Centers in the Aftermath of the Major Quake in March

Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators in Japan. They recently added English pages to their web site. Their membership roster is a Who’s Who of more than 100 companies in segments like IT, electronics, and construction. The membership list is here. Storage in the Virtual Era – Revisiting the [...]

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How to Keep the Lights on in Your Data Center

In the aftermath of the major quake, Tokyo and the surrounding areas are suffering from a power shortage mainly because of the nuclear reactors’ shutdown. Power, water supply, gas and other fuels, and telephone services were disrupted partially or completely, depending on where you were. Luckily, most data centers in the Tokyo area did not [...]

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

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

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Disaster Recovery vs Business Continuity

Has it ever happened to you that your management has given you the responsibility to implement business continuity just because you are in the IT department? Why is business continuity usually identified with information technology? This is probably because business continuity has its roots in disaster recovery, and disaster recovery basically is all about information [...]

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How to Deal with BCM Sceptics?

Have you ever heard something like “It can’t be done”, “It has no use”, or “It’s useless if a major disaster occurs”? If you implemented business continuity management, you probably did. Naturally, such an attitude would not help your project, so here are some suggestions how to handle such people. “If a major disaster occurs, [...]

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Buyer’s Guide: Midmarket/Enterprise Backup & Recovery

With the differing ideological approaches and so many solutions on the market, selecting the right backup and recovery solution for your organization can be a complicated affair. Our Midmarket/Enterprise Backup & Recovery Buyer’s Guide can help you select the correct solution based on your business requirements including budget, backup windows, platform support, key applications and [...]

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Beyond Simple Data Backups – Real Business Continuity

We all know how important it is to develop a Disaster Recovery/Business Conntinuity Plan.  If you still don’t have one, consider this : relying on backup data that you have never tested and have no idea how long it would take to restore … is not a plan. In the old days of IT, backing up [...]

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5 Common Backup and Recovery Mistakes

Server backup and recovery isn’t rocket surgery, but you would be surprised by the number of IT organizations that can’t get it right. Here are five of the most common mistakes that I have seen. 1. "Don’t worry, it’s Backup Up" Famous last words! Is it really? Prove it! Just because you have run a [...]

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