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There is an ever increasing amount of money and resources spent to protect the physical systems running your virtual infrastructure.  From physical and biometric locks on racks, server rooms, and buildings; to cameras, fences, and even armed guards. But what about virtual systems themselves?  There are no gate locks or walls inside a virtualized infrastructure.  Can […] The post Hyper-V 2016 Ratchets Up Security appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

InformationWeek: “Appliances Are Game Changers”

“I’m betting that they’re [appliances] are game changers, because the whole premise of these machines goes far, far beyond the no-value concept of simply taking two five-pound bags of concrete and combining them into one 10-pound bag, and calling that innovation.” [Bob Evans, InformationWeek] The cover of InformationWeek on September 27, 2010, pictured a towering rack and the headline “Rise of the Appliance.” While all of the examples from the article came from massive companies like Oracle and IBM, the truth is that almost everything discussed in the article is directly applica... (more)

[Infographic] Small Business, Big Cloud: Cloud IT Trends

You pretty much can’t get through a conversation about IT without talking about the cloud. But who’s really using the cloud, who’s just talking about it? And what about backup? Do you really need cloud backup for online applications? What about backup for Microsoft Office 365, one of the most popular cloud-based apps for businesses? […] The post [Infographic] Small Business, Big Cloud: Cloud IT Trends appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

Enterprise Online Backup and Losing a Lady Gaga MP3

Recently there was an interesting blog post by Scott Raymond entitled “Where Are the Affordable Enterprise Online Backups?” I made a comment to it – to the effect that bandwidth and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) are incompatible.  That caused some other comments to be made.  I decided to write a bit longer post concerning the entire phenomenon on this blog. First of all, the term “enterprise online backup” is a bit misleading.  What the author of the post was complaining about was that there are no unlimited storage options with associated flat-rate pricing of the sort in the co... (more)

3PAR, HP, Dell, Private Clouds, and Disaster Recovery

Imagine you’ve won the lottery.  The next morning you wake up and find that you won again.  That’s how the investors and executives at 3PAR are feeling these days.  The dueling takeover offers from HP and Dell for the relatively obscure 3PAR left many in the investment community – and for that matter in the storage industry – scratching their heads. The heart of this bid – beyond the obviously testerone-fueled frenzy culminating with a bid with sky-high multiples – was a weakness that HP reportedly began attempting to resolve 9 months ago.  HP resells HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) ... (more)