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Webcast with Microsoft: Reduce Migration and Virtualization Costs

Feb 13, 2014
  • Migration

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Double-Take for AIX: Key Features

Feb 05, 2014
  • HA/DR
In two previous blog posts we looked at how Double-Take for AIX can help you to avoid the high costs of downtime and data loss and at some of the advantages of Double-Take for AIX 4.1. In this post, we delve a little deeper into three key features of Double-Take for AIX: Continuous Data Protection, Vision Solutions Portal and Integration with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX.

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Better Protection Through a Virtualized HA/DR Plan

Feb 04, 2014
  • Migration
You may not use the words “exciting” and “migration” together unless you’re being sarcastic, but around here we do it all the time. Businesses are migrating from one platform to another with some frequency these days and one of the big reasons is they simply have more and better platform choices. Some IT departments were migrating a dozen virtual machines and some were migrating thousands of VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V. Either way, administrators wanted as much automation as possible - particularly for tasks like discovery, VMware Tools removal, and the heavy lifting of data movement and migration cutover. Yes, you could use the System Center Automation Toolkit to automate these tasks if you have System Center 2012, but not everybody has it.

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The State of Resilience Report: Putting it All Together

Jan 31, 2014
  • HA/DR
Late last year Vision Solutions released the 2013 State of Resilience Report and we’ve been blogging about the results. The report is based on a series of surveys we conducted to try to understand what’s happening in the new technology landscape and where things are headed in the near future.

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The Advantage of IBM AIX Recoverability

Jan 29, 2014
  • HA/DR
Recoverability is critical. An organization can have all of the data in the world and own the most innovative and productive applications imaginable, but it is all for naught if the data or applications are unavailable. Vision Solutions has long been dedicated to ensuring the highest possible level of data and application recoverability and availability on a variety of platforms, including AIX.

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State of the Cloud: A Rapid Change

Jan 28, 2014
  • Cloud
Our recent 2013 State of Resilience Report was compiled from a series of surveys designed to help us understand what actions organizations are taking to solve challenges with business continuity, data sharing and storage, mobile technologies, migrations and more. A big part of our survey focused on cloud computing and how companies are using it to solve modern business problems.

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Near-Zero AIX Downtime and Data Loss

Jan 24, 2014
  • HA/DR
Downtime—whether from disasters, hardware failures, planned maintenance or any other cause—can hurt your organization’s profitability and reputation. The implications of irretrievably losing data are likely even worse.

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Modern Migration Challenges: What Are Other Professionals Saying?

Jan 23, 2014
  • Migration
In this year’s State of Resilience Report, we conducted surveys aimed at helping us understand the migration challenges with which IT professionals are struggling how they are endeavoring to meet those challenges. Every year we conduct these surveys and share the results so technology professionals can get a bird’s eye view of the technology landscape. One area of our survey focused on a topic familiar to most: Migration.

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The State of Data Sharing

Jan 21, 2014
  • Data Sharing
Last Fall Vision Solutions released our annual State of Resilience Report. For these reports, we survey IT professionals across industries in order to get a broad view of how organizations are sharing data and what challenges they’re struggling with. The results of these annual reports are always very enlightening so each year we share the results so technology professionals and executives can gauge how they fit in the landscape.

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State of the Cloud: A Rapid Change

Jan 16, 2014
  • Cloud
Our recent 2013 State of Resilience Report was compiled from a series of surveys designed to help us understand what actions organizations are taking to solve challenges with business continuity, data sharing and storage, mobile technologies, migrations and more. A big part of our survey focused on cloud computing and how companies are using it to solve modern business problems.

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