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Improving Data Sharing for Better, Faster Decision Making

Feb 09, 2017
  • Data Sharing

In the recent survey for our annual State of Resilience Report, we discovered the majority of our 1,598 respondents are dealing with serious IT obstacles. One of the major challenges they reported is an inhibited ability to share data across their organizations. If you can’t share data, you can’t make timely, accurate business decisions. If you can’t make timely, accurate business decisions, you risk losing the competitive edge to organizations that can.

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3 Tips for Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Backup

Jan 29, 2017
  • HA/DR
It seems everyone is facing discouraging budget cuts at the same time they're facing unprecedented data growth. It's a conundrum that’s here to stay – but, you know what they say: when the going gets tough, the tough figure out how to use what they've got while still dreaming of a shiny new rack of servers. Wait, is that the saying?

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Dr. Frank Soltis on the Evolution of Recoverability for IBM i

Jan 17, 2017
  • HA/DR

Join Vision Solution’s Director of Product Marketing, Becky Hjellming, for this exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Soltis, retired chief scientist for System i computers and father of the IBM i. Becky and Frank discuss the original recoverability points for the IBM i, as well as discuss how high availability and recoverability needs of modern businesses have evolved, and how simplified solutions and the economies of managed or cloud service providers have allowed for protection against unplanned and planned downtime.

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Introducing PowerTalk!

Dec 23, 2016
  • Migration
  • HA/DR

This week marks the launch of PowerTalk, our new podcast series dedicated to conversations on all things IBM Power. PowerTalk is hosted by Vision Solutions’, Director of Product Marketing, Becky Hjellming. In the inaugural edition, her guest is Dr. Frank Soltis, retired chief scientist for System i computers and father of the IBM i. In the podcast, their conversation ranges from the key design points of the IBM i that make it a powerful transaction processing machine, to Dr. Soltis’ recommendations for companies considering an HA solution, and to his predictions for IT in 2020.

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Whose Cloud are we Hopping On?

Nov 08, 2016
  • Cloud
Making cloud technology work for your unique business needs depends on implementing the right combination of public, private or hybrid cloud.

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Cloud is Here to Stay!

Oct 28, 2016
  • Cloud
Not that long ago cloud was considered risky new technology. General opinion was that it wouldn’t be used by large enterprises, and that it couldn’t be used in regulated industries. Collectively, we couldn’t have been more wrong. Today 65% of businesses surveyed use cloud services in one form or another. A whopping 78% plan to deploy cloud-based solutions in the next five years.

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Downtime Events Affect Nearly Half, But Less than Half Are Prepared

Aug 22, 2016
  • HA/DR
  • Cloud
We also asked our audience about their experience with downtime. Almost half said their organization had experienced some kind of event, including natural disaster, equipment failure, application failure, or human error, which required engaging their HA/DR system to resume operations.

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It’s Time to Get Your Fed in the Cloud

Jul 29, 2016
  • Migration
  • Cloud
Earlier this month Amazon and Microsoft announced that they received the highest level of compliance by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for their cloud platforms. Now, federal agencies can run sensitive workloads on AWS and Microsoft Azure public clouds, and Vision Solutions is helping them get there.

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Migrate off of Microsoft SQL Server Today without Surprises

Jun 30, 2016
  • Migration
As you know, Microsoft ended support for SQL Server 2005 in April. Organizations still running SQL Server 2005 will no longer receive security updates; this could potentially lead to performance issues. Given the modern threat landscape and tight IT budgets, the time to move off of SQL Server 2005 was yesterday.

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iTERA Availability 6.2: “An absolute breeze”

May 24, 2016
  • HA/DR
“iTERA Availability is a proven and trusted leader in the IBM i high availability market, and it protects our customers’ businesses from potentially catastrophic downtime and data loss,” said Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Vision Solutions. “We continue to evolve iTERA with the release of version 6.2, delivering even more value to its enthusiastic and loyal users through increased efficiency, even easier administration, and features that strengthen protection from downtime.”

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