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Technology Resilience Challenges: Where Do You Fit In?

Dec 09, 2013
  • HA/DR
We conducted a series of surveys in 2013 with the aim of trying to understand what companies are doing to protect their continuity and what kinds of issues came up for them in the last year. Each year we conduct these surveys and share the results so information technology professionals and executives can get a broader view of the data protection landscape.

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Webcast: 6th Annual State of Resilience!

Nov 22, 2013
  • HA/DR
Thank you to all who attended the webcast and our partner, IBM.

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Building Market-Driven Software

Nov 22, 2013
  • HA/DR
Recently we wrote about the functionality wants and needs we heard from database administrators, and how we incorporated that feedback into the new Double-Take Share 5.2. Double-Take Share 5.2 is market-driven, which is not always the case with software design. Sometimes software functionality gets built in just because an engineer figured out how to program something interesting or cool. We don't design software that way; instead we poll the market first to find out what users need, then we start programming.

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Data Sharing in a New Era

Nov 14, 2013
  • Data Sharing
Recently we wrote about how technologies tend to go through a market-driven evolution instead of engineers creating products just because they can. Double-Take Share 5.2 is a result of this process and we created it in direct response to what database administrators, business intelligence analysts and CIOs were telling us they needed in a massively changed landscape. We thought we’d share their requests.

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The Birth of a Technology

Nov 07, 2013
  • Data Sharing
One of the interesting facets of being in the technology industry is watching business trends drive technical development. The cycle is always the same: Someone develops a technology for a certain purpose or to meet a specific need, people use it for what it was developed to do, then they start to think up new ways they can use it to meet other unfulfilled needs. The developer takes note of how people are actually using their product or technology and what the “new” need is, and then they make another iteration of the product that is purpose-built to meet the new need.

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Success Story: Vision’s CustomerCare Keeps Critical Systems in Good Health

Nov 04, 2013
  • HA/DR
Recently a major healthcare insurance payer experienced major problems with their servers resulting from vendor application upgrades. Volume increased dramatically and the additional overhead had not been anticipated. Because they service so many customers, and are regulated by federal law, it was critical that they find an alternative solution – fast.

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November 13 Webcast: Double-Take Share 5.2

Oct 30, 2013
  • Data Sharing

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Success Story: Good Chemistry

Oct 28, 2013
  • HA/DR
One of the world’s largest chemical manufactures with facilities all over the world contracts IBM to manage their IT infrastructure. Together, these enterprises have a long-term relationship with Vision Solutions, and we work closely with IBM if there’s a problem in their customer’s backup and recovery strategy. After all, if one of the world’s largest chemical companies were to lose critical servers in a disaster or outage, they’d risk a staggering amount of money in downtime costs, not to mention possible implications for production, distribution and non-compliance fines.

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Seven Tips for Managing Your HA-Protected Datacenter Over the Holidays

Oct 24, 2013
  • HA/DR
The end of the year is a great time to slow down. We’ve got another productive year in the bag, the holidays are nearing and most of us naturally feel a need to loosen the schedule and squeeze in as much time off as possible. After all, in just a few weeks another new year is going to take off at breakneck speed - and take us along for the ride.

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Success Story: Protecting the Most Important Asset of All

Oct 21, 2013
  • HA/DR
NCMEC helps find missing children and helps victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them: In this organization, downtime costs are measured in risks and losses far greater than revenue or productivity.

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