What is the cost of not being prepared for a disaster?

26-Oct-2017 20:28:20 / by Liz Bingham posted in Australia, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, Zerto, cloud disaster recovery, Data, replication, ExperienceAvailability

Unplanned outages have a real business impact Your business is impacted when IT disasters and system outages occur and these impacts have a direct or indirect cost associated with them. A revenue generating system such as an e-commerce website has direct financial consequences when it goes down. Non-revenue generating systems such as your email service may have indirect costs when it fails such...

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Still managing your VMs individually? Manage them all at the same time with a VDC

24-Oct-2017 14:59:05 / by Liz Bingham posted in Australia, vDC, Virtual Data Centre, VMware, Data, Availability Zone, bigdata, ExperienceAvailability

Managing multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) individually can become a time-consuming and tedious repetitive process. Even if you are responsible for the management of a few virtual machines, repeating the same action multiple times is an inefficient use of your valuable time. With Zettagrid’s Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering you can manage all your VMware VMs and Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs)...

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Join us at vForum 2017

23-Oct-2017 15:50:28 / by Liz Bingham posted in availability, Veeam, Veeam Cloud Connect, Veeam Replication, Virtual Data Centre, VMware, SecondSite, Zerto, Data, vForum 2017, ExperienceAvailability

We’re excited to be a Gold Sponsor at VMware’s vForum 2017, the largest, local security, mobility and cloud IT industry event of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.  This year's Keynote theme is: "Good Technologists Solve Problems. Great Innovators Create Opportunities". The day's opening session will be presented by Sanjay Poonen and Chris Wolf, two of VMware's top thought leaders. What will...

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Should you rethink the way you perform backups? Yes.

19-Oct-2017 11:08:20 / by Liz Bingham posted in Business Continuity, availability, Cloud, Cloud provider, Veeam, Availability Zone, veeam backup, ExperienceAvailability

Your data can be considered one of the most critical assets of your business. Imagine the impact the loss of some or all of your financial and customer data would have on your business. Hardware and software are commodities which can be replaced in the event of a failure. However, the data that you and your workforce create each day cannot be replaced unless you have a means to restore it from a...

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The top 5 reasons Zettagrid VDC is in a league of its own

17-Oct-2017 11:36:03 / by Liz Bingham posted in Virtual Data Centre, VMware, Data, Data Centre, virtualisation, security, mobility, digitalworkspace

Zettagrid Virtual Data Centre (VDC) is a unique offering which gives you the ability to manage all your VMware VMs from a single simple portal. Other solutions give you the ability to manage groups of VMs in Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) but only Zettagrid’s VDC gives you the ability to manage all your VMs from a single portal whether they are in multiple VPGs or standalone. The simple...

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Testing your DR is critical to compliance: 5 ways SecondSite removes the hassle

12-Oct-2017 14:56:26 / by Liz Bingham posted in availability, Cloud, Disaster recovery as a service, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, cloud disaster recovery, bigdata, replication

Regularly testing your disaster recovery service is not only an essential IT risk mitigation function, it’s a critical compliance task. Ticking the compliance box is necessary while you’re also ensuring you can recover your data in the event of an unexpected outage or disaster event. Ensuring your data is recoverable should not be viewed as a compliance inconvenience, but rather as a crucial...

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How businesses benefit from VMware vCloud platform

10-Oct-2017 14:49:49 / by Liz Bingham posted in Australia, Cloud, vCloud, VMware, vForum 2017, cloud computing, bigdata

With Zettagrid Virtual Data Centre, you get more control over your cloud. Our efficient management environment is built on VMware’s vCloud platform, which enables you to tailor a secure solution based on your needs. VMware vCloud Suite is a unified offering which consists of vSphere Hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite. VMware’s vRealize Suite is hybrid cloud management solution which gives you...

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Focusing on compliance with backup

06-Oct-2017 13:09:14 / by Liz Bingham posted in availability, Cloud, Veeam, Veeam Cloud Connect, Backup, bigdata, veeam backup

No matter what industry your business is in there is a level of compliance you need to meet. The growing number of Australian regulations governing the management, processing and secure storage of electronic information means data governance compliance is a legislated obligation for all modern organisations. Compliance gives you a competitive advantage  Data Governance Compliance should not only...

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5 cloud migration mistakes you need to avoid

05-Oct-2017 15:16:29 / by Liz Bingham posted in Cloud, vDC, VMware, Availability Zone, bigdata

Migrating to the cloud, like all other strategic projects, should be a methodically planned exercise. As with all technology undertakings, proper due diligence, planning, testing and re-testing should take place before the actual migration starts. A good migration strategy should always contain: A full analysis of the undertaking with a detailed project plan with all the necessary project...

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What Is the Difference Between a Virtual Private Server (VPS) and a Virtual Data Centre (VDC)?

29-Sep-2017 10:30:00 / by Liz Bingham posted in Australia, Cloud provider, vDC, VMware, Availability Zone, cloud hosting, cloud computing

Not sure if your business needs to use a virtual private server (VPS) or a virtual data centre (VDC)? While the two are related, they are not the same thing. Both a VPS and VDC are invaluable tools for businesses of all sizes, from small organisations looking for an affordable and secure server to suit their unique needs, to growing and enterprise-level organisations that require maximum...

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