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Desktop management is a constant challenge for most IT or call center managers. A new update, service pack or totally new version of operating system can cause headaches for even the most experienced IT professional. The challenges with provisioning new versions of operating systems for desktops haven’t changed over the years: Do update and what is the incentive? Why should I? When do I update? How do I update hundreds of workstations across multiple locations? How can I update without affective end user productivity? With the recent release of Windows 7, many IT professionals are once again asking themselves these questions. Fortunately, there is a solution that you won’t loose any sleep over. Double-Take Flex technology has become a cost effective solution for provisioning and managing workstations as well as server images. It is incredibly more efficient than the ... (more)

Five Tips for Consolidating and Protecting Your Data Center

There are several challenges when attempting a data center move or even just consolidation. Availability is the number one priority. All the systems during the move need to be available so production operations are not interrupted. Depending on the technology you use some solutions will require more downtime than others. If you are consolidating to a blade or virtual machine infrastructure then you also need to prepare for provisioning new servers rapidly. Here are a few tips to help maximize your data center uptime while facilitating a move, migration and or consolidation. Avai... (more)

Workload Optimization Presentation Can’t Be Missed

There will be several great presentations at VMworld Europe this year but learning how to get the most our of your virtual infrastructure will certainly be at the top of the list. Wednesday February 25th, in the redaction 1 room at 11:00am will be one such presentation.  Bob Roudebush, Director of Solutions Engineering at Double-Take Software, will present “An Optimized Approach to Workload Availability in Virtualized Environments” Virtualisation enables multiple IT workloads to run on a single physical machine as virtual machines (VMs).  Fewer physical machines can lead to reduc... (more)

Move, Flex and Protect Your Workloads

Server, storage and site migrations have always been the elephant in the room. IT managers know that it is necessary to reduce costs and improve workload management but cringe over the potential impact to production. In the past, migrations have usually required significant planning, design and downtime, which is no longer acceptable. Now flexible, more efficient workload infrastructure is necessary to reduce costs. A few years ago virtual migrations were no different than any other server or storage migration: P2V products were complex and time consuming - and some P2V solutions... (more)

A Pandemic Exercise - Telecommuting & Will the Infrastructure Support It?

I attended a pandemic exercise at Northeastern University last year that was really enlightening and timely considering the latest information about the “swine flu”. Although far from a pandemic at this time, the CDC is taking preventative measures by communicating with the general public what they can do to avoid becoming ill. Here are a few tips that can help spread the transmission. Hygiene- Wash your hands, it sounds insignificant but good hygiene can prevent the transmission by touching objects that others who have the influenza have also touched. Avoid any hand to mouth, e... (more)