The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover
quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection
architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional
backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This
is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex,
and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for
today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation
Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have
implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for
companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as
ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have
highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
Virtually every business-oriented conversation Wikibon has with senior IT leaders
includes a discussion of digital transformation. The relevance to this research is the
increasing interdependency between organizations and the data they use, create,
access, share and store. Digital means data and lots of it; and this data must be
protected. The data requirements facing organizations today as a direct result of digital
initiatives are unprecedented and require new approaches for protecting and enabling
recovery for high value data assets.
Governments around the world are trying to keep pace with the digital tsunami and
new/evolving regulations will further pressure data protection and recovery
requirements. For example, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
states that organizations must take appropriate measures to ensure the ability to restore
personal data “in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.”
Beginning in May of 2018, penalties for non-co
You’re running a lot of your business on Windows Server today— mission-critical apps, Active Directory, Domain Name Servers, not to mention virtual machines and storage. For more than 20 years, in fact, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for enterprise workloads.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
You’re running a lot of your business on Windows Server today—
mission-critical apps, Active Directory, Domain Name Servers, not
to mention virtual machines and storage. For more than 20 years, in
fact, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for
This guide shows you how you can use your Windows Server
expertise to give your organization a boost in the age of cloud
computing, addressing these topics and others:
• Why move to the cloud?
• What are some ways to use Azure for Windows Server workloads?
• What about security?
• Who else is doing this?
• How do I get started?
The virtualization of Tier 1 mission critical applications has long lagged the virtualization of Tier 2 and Tier 3 apps in large part due to concerns about performance availability and management. The availability of Priority Optimization on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage eases these concerns while giving organizations the confidence to accelerate their virtualization of Tier 1 apps.
Published By: Hostway
Published Date: Jun 13, 2012
In this video, experts from Gartner, Microsoft and Hostway provide trends, information and advice for evolving your cloud strategy beyond testing and development to database-intensive and mission-critical application storage.
You may be considering the move to a SaaS model for several reasons: it's cheaper, easier, more flexible. But then reality sets in. You can't afford to move to SaaS right away. Many of your apps are too mission-critical to trust SaaS at this point, and security restrictions and company guidelines will not allow you to use SaaS for many apps. However, for some apps, it's not an issue, and that number continues to grow. So how do you reconcile? Enter stage left-- Hybrid APM. With the ability to pick and choose between SaaS or on-premises monitoring for your different applications and components, wherever they reside, your troubles are alleviated and the shift towards SaaS can be seamless.
By now, much has been written about the advantages server virtualization brings to an enterprise. In the June 2013 survey, 63% of all companies and 100% of large enterprises reported having a server virtualization program. However, when you
segment the virtualization rates, you find a trend that indicates that large enterprises in particular are not gaining all of the advantages that server virtualization has to offer.
What is more difficult and remains a challenge, particularly for large enterprises, is virtualizing Tier 1 applications. These are large, mission-critical enterprise applications such as email, customer relationship management (CRM), or enterprise resource planning (ERP). These applications tend to be very large,
consume the entire capacity of a current generation server, and require high application uptimes. As shown in Figure 1, the virtualization rates for these applications are far lower than Tier 2 apps. In this eBook, you’ll learn how the NEC enterprise server provides a platform that now gives customers the right platform to virtualize their Tier 1 apps.
This Forrester Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) shows how growth in mission-critical applications is driving disaster recovery initiatives, enhanced disaster recovery capabilities shorten recovery objectives and the future of disaster recovery rests with advanced continuity tools. To learn more, download your copy of this informative Forrester TAP today.
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