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What if Your Employees Can’t Go Home?

Nov 27, 2012
  • HA/DR
Disasters don’t often wait to strike until employees are safely at home for the evening or weekend. If a natural or man-made disaster strikes during business hours, organizations have a responsibility to ensure they are safe and supplied with enough essentials to survive until it’s safe or possible to return home. While having a disaster kit is obvious for households, it’s also important for businesses to analyze a scenario in which employees are stuck.

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Beyond Backup: 10 Preparedness Tips for Business

Nov 27, 2012
  • HA/DR
When organizations discuss disaster recovery, or business continuity planning, concerns tend to focus on technology-related malfunctions or failures; the most common causes downtime in business. However, the world we live in is fraught with more challenges than just infrastructure vulnerability. Coastlines are more densely populated than ever, (that includes coastal businesses) so floods, hurricanes and storms have more of an impact than ever. Elsewhere, other natural disasters are all too familiar. It’s a reality that we also need to consider a workforce quarantined or displaced by pandemic, acts of violence or terrorism. Once we’ve established a procedure for keeping employees, safe it makes sense to consider how to keep the business safe, and even productive, in all scenarios.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2012
  • Migration
  • Security
  • HA/DR
  • Data Sharing
  • Cloud
Happy Thanksgiving (US) from all of us at Vision Solutions! We are so thankful for our employees' hard work, partners' help and the customers we serve!

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Virtualizing with Microsoft Hyper-V?

Nov 08, 2012
  • HA/DR
  • Migration
Server virtualization and Cloud technologies that allow you to do more with less make this an exciting time to work in IT. The benefits of server virtualization are clearly tangible. While there are now several powerful hypervisors to choose from, many organizations have not yet settled on one technology. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is the latest reason to accelerate your virtualization plans. Many are looking to Hyper-V for first time virtualization or as an alternative to other hypervisors. If you are one of those looking to migrate your datacenter to Hyper-V, there are a few things to consider.

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You’ve Been Waiting and You Won’t be Disappointed!

Nov 05, 2012
  • HA/DR
Vision has been working hard on the new version of its SMB High Availability product for the System i, and it’s almost here. On November 14, Vision will announce iTERA Availability v6.1, the next generation of iTERA HA. We have been listening to our customers input for the past 3 years, and have targeted three goals for this release: Faster, stronger, smarter.

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Three DR Lessons Learned from Sandy

Nov 01, 2012
  • HA/DR
To quote New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Hurricane Sandy was a storm of "historical proportions." Days have passed and we’re all still coming to terms with the tragic deaths and overall impact as citizens begin assessing the damage and start cleaning up the debris. We continue to keep all everyone along the East Coast and inward in our thoughts as we look to come together as a country to overcome the challenges left behind.

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