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Increasing Demand for Data Means Zero Downtime Tolerance

Jan 14, 2014
  • HA/DR
Not only are data and data storage requirements doubling at the speed of light, users expect access to data and applications all day every day. Downtime is no longer perceived as an inconvenience, it’s perceived as a business weakness. Downtime and data loss are serious and IT professionals are taking them more seriously than ever before.

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Why is Free so Expensive?

Dec 19, 2013
  • HA/DR
There’s a lot of free stuff out there. Websites, games, applications, and even entire solution sets are available for download at no cost. However, there’s always a catch. Free tools usually offer only the most basic functionality; you have to pay for the functionality that you really need.

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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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