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There is No Spoon: Freedom from the Anxiety of HA and DR Planning - Part 1 of 2

Dec 17, 2014
  • HA/DR
Reality isn’t always what it seems, as we learned in the groundbreaking film The Matrix.

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It’s Never Been Easier to Implement a Comprehensive DR Plan

Nov 25, 2014
  • HA/DR
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently updated their business continuity recommendations after reviewing case studies from Superstorm Sandy. Since the SBA bases their recommendations on federal recommendations for businesses of all sizes, their findings can be applied to any size organization, whether local or global.

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Need to Implement an IBM i HA/DR Plan Yesterday? We Can Help!

Nov 14, 2014
  • HA/DR
There’s no tech trend projection in print that forecasts IT staff will have fewer responsibilities and bigger budgets in the coming years. The years of unchecked expansion are over, and all signs point to a trend of optimizing everything before adding anything new. Productivity software is commonplace, helping Operations and Finance keep an eye on resource activity and usage. It’s a strategy that makes good business sense, and nowhere more so than in the IT department. However, the IT department has a special challenge because they are required to optimize resources (including human resources in the form of IT administrator head count and working hours) while defending the business from downtime, security breaches, data sprawl and compliance violations – just to name a few.

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Streamlining BC Strategies in Complex Datacenters

Nov 11, 2014
  • HA/DR
  • Migration
  • Cloud
If you think back to your business continuity strategy just a few years ago you’ll realize how quickly IT departments have grown in complexity. It's possible that, like many businesses, you didn't even have a business continuity strategy a few years ago. Driven by growing data, new storage and platform options like cloud and virtualization, increasing regulatory legislation, reduced budgets and headcounts, and increasing business intelligence possibilities, IT infrastructure got complicated fast.

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MIMIX 8.0: Life in IT Just Got Easier

Nov 04, 2014
  • HA/DR
Recently Alan Arnold, our executive vice president and CTO gave this quote: “The high availability and disaster recovery needs of companies that depend upon IBM Power Systems are evolving at a remarkable pace. Tight budgets, skilled resource shortages, exploding data growth, and a strong demand for infrastructure flexibility and capital expense management are driving innovation.” Does that sound familiar?

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Double-Take 7.1: The Most Powerful, Flexible HA, DR and Migration Tool Yet

Nov 04, 2014
  • HA/DR
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Double-Take 7.1. This new release is specifically designed to address modern challenges in migration, high availability and disaster recovery. It’s also designed to be infinitely flexible with options for businesses of all sizes and data center configurations. We’ve been in the business continuity market for more than two decades and we know that companies today must be prepared for anything. We also know that rapid technology advances combined with streamlined budgets and increasing regulatory legislation mean most organizations have many different technology platforms working together.

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Get Ready for the Most Comprehensive HA/DR Tool Ever

Oct 30, 2014
  • HA/DR
It’s more important than ever that businesses are prepared for business continuity.

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Overburdened, Understaffed IT Department? There’s a Solution For That.

Oct 29, 2014
  • HA/DR
Like everyone else, during the Great Recession IT departments suffered budget cuts, hiring freezes and layoffs. They did not, however, get a reduction in responsibility. As a matter of fact, during this time new legislation mandating high availability and disaster recovery ramped up, as did consumer-driven demand for technologies and services that require more data storage and management. If you’re in IT, and you feel like you could use a nice long vacation, you’re not alone. Out of necessity, IT departments have been slogging forward with a mix of old and new technologies and low headcounts for years now, so it’s difficult to convince management to cut anyone a break. The fact is, you’re probably not going to get headcount, but the infrastructure you have to manage and the services (and service levels) that you have to provide are just going to increase.

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Are Your Cloud Workloads At-Risk?

Aug 25, 2014
  • Cloud
When it comes to cloud services, every survey on the subject reports that cloud adoption is growing and will keep growing. The majority of organizations already have breakout budgets for cloud, and even those are expected to grow. The few organizations that haven’t adopted cloud yet? Experts say just wait, they will.

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Microsoft Recognizes Vision Solutions for Leadership and Innovation

Aug 21, 2014
  • HA/DR
Last month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. we were very honored to receive the Microsoft Platform Modernization Alliance Technology Innovation Award. This award is given to Microsoft partners who deliver innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges. Our migration software solution, Double-Take Move, performs near-zero downtime migrations to the cloud and is designed to help drive the next wave of virtualization. Double-Take Move allows businesses to migrate from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft Azure, a trend that is growing as more and more businesses realize the significant value of migrating their business-critical data to Microsoft’s cloud offering.

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