Project Arkham, Part 2 - Yes, virtualisation is still amazing

12-Feb-2019 15:35:40 / by Nicholas Power posted in VMware, Data Centre, Dell, Juniper, migration, vMotion

Read Project Arkham, Data centres are like Tribbles for Part 1 of this blog series. There were two major areas to our DC consolidation project which needed to be tackled separately. Firstly, our core business of Zettagrid cloud runs 24x7 and secondly the underlying network with about 2500 last mile services (Fibre, NBN, 4G etc) which connect into Zettagrid could not be interrupted. Starting with...

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Project Arkham, Part 1 - Data centres are like Tribbles

04-Feb-2019 13:44:57 / by Nicholas Power posted in VMware, Data Centre, vCloud Director, data center, rack, consolidate, power, NextDC, Vocus, Equinix, project

Data centres can be a little like tribbles. You start with one, then expand to two, then five, then ten. You expand into new data centres for good reasons but soon they can become overwhelming. Project Arkham is our 2018/2019 Data Centre consolidation project. There are a few outstanding network related items, however, it is now essentially completed. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on...

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Platform Software Upgrades, A Backstory

29-Jan-2019 06:50:00 / by Nicholas Power posted in Veeam, VMware, Zerto, software

Sometimes we get queries from partners and customers about why we are not on the latest versions of vendor software. From the outside I can certainly see how this must frustrate those who want to leverage the newest features that have been released. A good example is vCloud Director 8.x which is still Flash based and has quite a few interesting quirks like plugins not working in new browsers. I...

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Zettagrid wins 2019 Veeam Innovation Award

24-Jan-2019 09:07:31 / by Nicki Pereira posted in Veeam, award

The team has once again done an outstanding job and has been recognised by Veeam with a global innovation award. As an Australian Cloud provider this recognition makes us all extremely proud.       Our journey with Veeam started in 2010 and over the years we have worked on ways to help customers consume its technology seamlessly and easily. All of us at Zettagrid would like to extend our thanks...

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Zettagrid Acquires Silverain Technology

15-Jan-2019 16:09:04 / by Nicholas Power posted in Veeam, VMware, Dell, Perth, Acquisition,

I'm pleased to announce that we have acquired the assets of Silverain Technology. Silverain is a dedicated IaaS provider in Perth, Western Australia with some great customers in the mining, oil and gas industries. For some time we've recognised the great work undertaken by the Silverain team and have been impressed with what they have achieved. When the opportunity arose to acquire the business...

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VMware Cloud on AWS - Now Available!

28-Nov-2018 14:41:00 / by Nicholas Power posted in VMware, cloud computing, vCloud Director, AWS, VMC on AWS

Zettagrid today announced it will provide customers with a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS through their Australian Channel Partners, and has achieved the VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers VMware’s software-defined data centre (SDDC) via the AWS Cloud, allowing customers to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based...

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How to back up your VDC simply with Zettagrid

12-Sep-2018 10:30:13 / by Nicki Pereira posted in VMware, veeam backup, vCloud Director

Why we need to backup In a world where all information is stored electronically, it is critical to have duplicate copies of your most important data safely and securely stored in a remote location. The data an entity creates is unique and irreplaceable. If a server should fail, one can replace the hardware and reinstall the operating system and all the relevant applications. However, the data...

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What does our VDC Datasheet mean?

11-Jun-2018 21:46:53 / by Nicki Pereira posted in Virtual Data Centre, Zettagrid, Availability Zone, cloud computing, vCloud Director

Zettagrid’s Virtual Data Centre solution is packed full of features. These extensive features are described in our VDC Datasheet. To help you better understand all the benefits you receive when you sign up for our Virtual Data Centre service, below is a list of the features and what each one offers you. General Service Name - Virtual Data Centre (VDC) This speaks for itself. It is the name of the...

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How do you protect your business with geo-diverse availability zones?

09-May-2018 22:07:15 / by Nicki Pereira posted in Virtual Data Centre, VMware, Availability Zone, mobility, vCloud Director, it resiliency

Downtime can happen at any time: Be prepared IT system downtime can happen at any time and for a variety of reasons ranging from user error to a region-wide natural disaster. Every business operating in today’s online world needs to have preventative measures in place to ensure they can continue to operate while recovering from a downtime incident. The cloud has made enterprise disaster recovery...

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30 Days Free SecondSite Now Available

01-May-2018 08:00:59 / by Elizabeth Bingham posted in DRaaS, SecondSite, Zerto, cloud disaster recovery, resilience, replication, ExperienceAvailability, always-on, it resiliency

Our latest promotion enables Australian businesses to protect their data with 30 days of free disaster recovery for three Virtual Machines with up to 1TB of storage per machine. Click here to learn more about the product >> Zettagrid offers your business the opportunity to trial at no cost to your business the most powerful and affordable real-time disaster recovery solution SecondSiteTM powered...

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