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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The benefits of a simple virtualised backup for SMBs

28-Sep-2017 10:21:58 / by Liz Bingham posted in Business Continuity, Cloud provider, Hybrid Cloud, Veeam, Backup, continuity

Business leaders and owners of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) face a wide range of competing priorities every day. Anything that could potentially prevent normal operations, such as an unexpected outage or system downtime, simply can’t be afforded.   Imagine arriving at your business in the morning only to find that your virtual servers ran updates during the night and corrupted the...

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Why your disaster recovery needs continuous data protection

27-Sep-2017 14:56:09 / by Liz Bingham posted in Disaster recovery as a service, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, SecondSite, Zerto, Interzone, virtualisation

Data replication is the process of electronically copying data from one storage location to another. If your business unexpectedly faced an outage and you needed to recover, data replication allows for the effortless resumption of operations after an incident minimal loss or corruption of data. The primary purpose of data replication in a Disaster Recovery Plan is to ensure that business...

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Should Cloud Providers Guarantee Data Ownership?

26-Sep-2017 10:52:21 / by Liz Bingham posted in Virtual Data Centre, VMware, Data Centre, virtualisation

When you pay your cloud service provider to store your data, the assumption is that your content is fully secure. It may be well protected from hackers but what about from the cloud vendors’ interests? Do providers have the right to go in and use your data – or to allow other organisations, such as government agencies, to access your data?  Data should always remain the exclusive property of the...

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