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Why You Need Agent-based and Agentless Protection for Hyper-V and vSphere!

Aug 29, 2013
  • HA/DR
While the buzz surrounding agentless high availability solutions for Hyper-V and vSphere is lively, agent-based replication is still very much in need. While agentless solutions can handle Tier-2 systems, there will always be a number of critical systems that really do need agent-based replication for a few key reasons.

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Tim Laplante Interviewed by WindowsITPro's Michael Otey

Aug 28, 2013
  • HA/DR
From the floor of VMworld in San Fransisco, Michael Otey from WindowsITPro talked with Vision Solution's Tim Laplante.

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Success Story: A Concrete Disaster Recovery Plan

Aug 26, 2013
  • HA/DR
Chandler Concrete has worked hard to build a strong reputation for outstanding customer service. As part of that commitment, their dispatch system is available nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to shorten their recovery time, they wanted to switch from tape to Double-Take Availability. Vision’s James Senecal walked the IT team through installation and testing to ensure everything was configured properly and it worked so well in the testing phase that the IT team decided to kick it up a notch and convert to Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers. The entire implementation went without a hitch.

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Is Snapshot Replication All You Need?

Aug 22, 2013
  • HA/DR
Why do you need Double-Take when common point-in-time snapshot tools like Robocopy are available?

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Success Story: Newfoundland Power Addresses a One-Minute RPO

Aug 19, 2013
  • HA/DR
For Newfoundland Power, uptime is so important that their RPO is just one minute. When they realized there was no way their existing tape system could deliver, they recognized they might be facing up to 24 hours of downtime if a server went down. Ultimately they turned to Double-Take Availability in order to match their commitment to superior customer service with a high availability and disaster recovery infrastructure. Now, they have a business continuity plan in place that provides 24x7 application availability and fast data recovery in case of an outage.

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Solve Your Virtual Cluster Problems with GeoCluster

Aug 15, 2013
  • HA/DR
While virtualization has made life dramatically easier for IT professionals in nearly all respects, one very common Windows configuration has posed significant challenges: Windows Failover Clustering (WFC).

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An Interface Manufacturer Talks to a Real Human

Aug 12, 2013
  • Migration
  • HA/DR
A client who is global manufacturer and distributor of operator interface products has an excellent reputation for offering a “human touch” in a computerized world.

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Disaster Recovery Considerations for Applications Requiring Multiple Servers

Aug 08, 2013
  • HA/DR
Applications are getting more and more complex. It's rare these days to find applications that truly exist on a single physical or virtual server. As applications begin to spread out across multiple servers, it becomes more difficult to address disaster recovery.

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Success Story: Data Protection You Can Take to the Bank

Aug 05, 2013
  • HA/DR
When a large national bank ran into a problem transferring a host server into their domain, they realized critical data was no longer being sent to their target server. In the event of an outage or a disaster they would not only lose revenue related to downtime and data loss, they’d lose customer confidence and risk violating compliance laws. Like a growing number of corporations, the bank had a modern, complex infrastructure that required significant expertise to diagnose and fix the problem. They called Vision’s CustomerCare and Chad Jackson quickly discovered that the culprit was a locked Double-Take activation code that was different than on the previous server.

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Be Realistic When Setting an RPO

Aug 01, 2013
  • HA/DR
Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) are another key metric when outlining a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. This particular metric refers to the amount of data that can be lost due to various disaster scenarios, and as you might expect, the lower the number the better the plan.

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