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How to Migrate without Downtime

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Converging Infrastructure Means More Migrations

Apr 04, 2014
  • Migration
A recent New York Times article caused quite a stir when it reported “datacenters waste 90% of the energy they pull off the grid” and “a single data center can take more power than a medium-size town[1].” Recently InformationWeek reported “the traditional enterprise data center uses just under twice as much electricity as it needs to do the actual computing. The extra amount goes to run cooling, lighting and systems that sustain the data center[2]. In a post-recession economy IT executives are eying the datacenter as a place where they can implement innovations to reduce and avoid costs. Boosting datacenter productivity, ensuring users have continuous access to data, reducing power consumption and streamlining operations are now part of the job description for IT managers and staff.

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“No Fear” Migrations to and from Cloud and Virtual Servers

Mar 28, 2014
  • Migration
  • Cloud
Cloud computing has radically transformed how businesses are investing in infrastructure.

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Eliminating the Old and New Costs of Migration Downtime

Mar 24, 2014
  • Migration
A few years ago migrations started to pick up in frequency as a wave of legacy servers reached the end of their useful lives and storage capacities. Not long after that, migration activity skyrocketed as businesses realized the cost efficiencies of virtualization. Activity took another uptick as enterprises started dealing with big data and defied predictions that the cloud could never be safely or broadly used for business purposes.

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Trading Migration Downtime Costs for Uptime Savings

Mar 17, 2014
  • HA/DR
Last year we conducted a series of surveys that gave us an interesting bird’s eye view of the migration landscape. We found that IT departments were consistently falling short of their RTOs and RPOs and executives lacked confidence in their recovery plans. We also learned out of the thousands of IT managers we talked to, nearly half were delaying migrations that could vastly improve their productivity and business continuity. Why? The high probability and risk of migration-related downtime.

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On-Demand Webcast: Make Near-Zero Downtime a Reality

Mar 12, 2014
  • HA/DR

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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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