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The Ingredients for a DR-Tuned Storage Strategy

Write Your Recipe for Business Continuity Success

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.23.14

Planning for disaster recovery (DR) and synchronizing this with your storage strategy can be a major challenge for IT organizations seeking to optimize budgets while ensuring business continuity (BC). Although hardware has become more resilient and virtualization has increased service and application portability, most DR plans still fail to adequately and cost-effectively protect organizations.

Tags:CloudCloud StorageComplianceStorageStrategyTechnologyVirtualization

Microsoft Server 2003 Only Has a Year Left

Is Your Organization Ready for a Data Migration?

by Bill Virtue | 08.19.14

I recently delivered training on Dell’s Migration Manager, specifically targeting Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, and I’d like to share some tips for a smooth migration. Any migration is no small task for IT, and those who have conducted a migration in the past often shy away from doing it again. That said, Microsoft Server 2003 Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard Editions will go End of Support (EOS) in July 2015, and many enterprises are still running Microsoft Server 2003. Many of those servers house Active Directory, Domain Controllers, Exchange 2003 Servers, SQL Servers, and more. Those Exchange environments will need to move to a newer platform such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. As you know, Exchange and Active Directory are tightly integrated, and migrating both Exchange and Active Directory will be a big challenge for many in the coming months. Read on to find out what you can do to ease the transition. [read more]

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In a world of big data, having a disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in place is essential. A Ponemon Institute study showed that a single minute of downtime costs the average business $5,600. As companies continue to increase automation, that number will only rise. An Aberdeen report found that hourly downtime costs increased by 38% from 2010 to 2012 to an industry average of over $400,000 a year.

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Talent Relief in a Strong Market

by Lila Nelms | 07.11.14

2014 has already proved to be a stellar year for IT Hiring, making it more difficult than ever to find qualified IT talent that isn’t currently working. Cloud, security, mobile, and big data talent, as well as Sr. Engineers and Developers, are currently sparse. Companies need flexible schedules, competitive salaries, bonuses, and a strong benefit plan to attract the type of talent and knowledge that is needed to take their IT departments to the next level.

Tags:CloudFlexibilityMobilitySecurity

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Does Your IT Provider Understand Your Data Center?

Why AddThis Chose a Unique Partner for Their Unique Environment

by Justin Baron | 04.25.14

When AddThis, one of the Web’s largest infrastructure platforms, needed to upgrade their data centers, implementing an off-the-shelf solution just wasn’t an option. As the most widely used content engagement and analytics platform on the open Web, AddThis has a one-of-a-kind environment—with a specific set of operating requirements. After all, supporting 14 million domains, serving 1.3 billion unique users a month, and managing ten terabytes of data every day isn’t simple. So when the AddThis team identified an opportunity to upgrade their data centers, what was their first move? Read on to find out.

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